Political analyst, Somadoda Fikeni, says the Economic Freedom Fighter's (EFF) strong anti-corruption stance has made the allegations against the party's deputy president, Floyd Shivambu's brother in the VBS saga a big story, even though most of those implicated are ANC members.
This week's wobble on Wall Street aside, the U.S. economic and stock market outperformance relative to the rest of the world and the rise in U.S. bond yields has, unsurprisingly, lifted the dollar.
Thursday is International Day of Girls, an international observance day declared by the United Nations.
Business analysts and economists say South Africa's Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene must step down.
Last week, in a pronounced defeat for the Democratic Alliance (DA), the African National Congress (ANC) won the by-election in ward 71 of eThekwini. On 23 October the DA candidate was only able to poll 2 325 votes in the stronghold compared to the ANC candidates’ 2 793 votes. Because the ANC candidate, Pravin Vedan, obtained […]
Charles Aznavour reinvented popular music one cold December night in Paris in 1960.
A new study shows that the importance of party loyalty in voter decision-making is declining, while socio-economic factors climb the ladder and social grants don’t hold the sway you think they do.
Would you rather die of liver disease or live with HIV? This was the ethical dilemma faced by doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to save a child’s life.
Today, the Job Summit officially kicked-off in Gauteng. Convened by the National Economic Development Labour Council, its mission is to combat the country’s 27.2% unemployment rate by examining contributing factors, writes Katharina Scholtz.
South African politics could soon be given a shot in the arm following the country’s apex court ruling in June this year that independents are legally entitled to contest national and provincial seats in general elections.
South Africans consistently rank crime among their top concerns, second only to unemployment. Between 2003 and 2015, 79% of people surveyed annually by the country’s Human Sciences Research Council were dissatisfied with the government’s efforts to reduce crime.
Thursday was the 20th anniversary of the emergence of Google, which means that 21 years ago, there was no Google, no Gmail, no Youtube, and the many other things that we now not only take for granted but feel we can no longer do without.
What Then About Land Expropriation with Compensation? The National Democratic Revolution Must Resolve the Intimately Inter-Connected Land and National Questions! By former President Thabo Mbeki.
The CEO of the Pan-African Investment and Research Services, Dr Iraj Abedian, says President Cyril Ramaphosa is selling the right message to investors but the environment in South Africa is not ready for long-term investment.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deserves praise and appreciation following their much-anticipated decision to lift the three-year-old ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA.
South Africa's cultural wealth comes alive on the 24th September every year… What is the importance of this day?
South Africa’s Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country’s drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy.
South Africa and Kenya are two foremost African nations which hold a dim view of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ANC, South Africa’s most influential governing party since the dawn of democracy in April 1994, has taken at its last elective conference a resolution to review the country’s affiliation to the ICC. Inside the […]
The release of crime statistics in South Africa always triggers great angst among ordinary citizens, and obfuscation on the part of the South African authorities.
The crime statistics released earlier on Tuesday shows a complex scenario as far as security is concerned. While some categories of crime increased others decreased.
The crime statistics reveal that 30 of the 1 140 police stations account for a disproportionate amount of crime reported.
The value of data coupled with connected infrastructure and industrial ecosystems offers Africa a remarkable opportunity to create smart factories of the future, writes Sabine Dall’Omo.
Serena Williams – wearing her controversial catsuit – returns a shot during the first round of the French Open in May 2018. AP Photo/Michel Euler Deirdre Clemente, University of Nevada, Las Vegas At the French Open, Serena Williams wore a custom-made black catsuit. On August 24, the president of the French Tennis Federation said the […]
Matt Shobert opens his eyes and wishes he was dead, a recurrent thought that started four years ago when the former firefighter first contemplated taking his own life.
Community and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an "ecological and social disaster", writes Jared Ferrie.
The future of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) collaboration in the Johannesburg, Tshwane and Mandela Bay Metro's remains unclear after this week's events.
On 18 November this year, the world will know who becomes the winning bidder to host the World Expo 2025, with three cities shortlisted.
The first part of 2018 has been a bumpy ride for South African politics – as predicted by political analysts at the beginning of the year.
There was an outpouring of condolences from leaders around the world on Saturday after the death of former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan.
Long ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential poll on 23 December 2018, the conditions appear already stacked against the opposition candidates, writes William Gumede.