South Africa’s cities hold key to Ramaphosa’s land plan

18 June 2018, 12:39 PM
South African father of nine Frank Mapara has been waiting nearly three decades to own a plot of land in the Johannesburg slum he calls home, writes Joe Brock
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Capturing the Soweto Uprising: South Africa’s most iconic photograph lives on 15 June 2018, 5:00 PM

Sam Nzima, the photographer who captured the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto Uprising passed awayon May 12, 2018.

It’s FIFA World Cup again – Let the games begin! 13 June 2018, 3:46 PM

Once again, it is the culmination of that four-yearly interval when soccer, nay, sports lovers around the world gear up for a memorable month of football, writes Abbey Makoe.

Understanding land expropriation: Have your say… 12 June 2018, 2:46 PM

Parliament has been considering how to process the policy of land expropriation since the dawn of South Africa's new democracy.

Factional battles in ANC unlikely to come to an end soon 11 June 2018, 5:16 PM

Factional battles within the African National Congress (ANC) and specifically KwaZulu-Natal are unlikely to come to an end any time soon

South Africans must not let trifles undermine Mandela’s legacy 11 June 2018, 11:25 AM

The centenary is a good chance for South Africans to reflect on Nelson Mandela’s leadership.

World Cup: all the ways footballers and fans can be hacked 10 June 2018, 2:45 PM

The Conversation Visitors to the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be eager to enjoy the football and soak up the culture. But safety concerns are lurking in the background of this tournament. Whether it is the threat of racial abuse, football hooliganism, or falling victim to fraud, many football fans have good reason to be wary. But […]

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis 9 June 2018, 9:42 AM

John Stremlau suggests Cyril Ramaphosa could play a valuable leadership role in bringing peace to Gaza.

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DA to address media regarding Mazonne 9 June 2018, 7:22 AM

The Democratic Alliance Federal Executive is expected to clarify the impasse regarding the validity of the appointment of Natasha Mazonne to the position of the party's Deputy Federal Executive chairperson.

Analyst tips Germany to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup 8 June 2018, 8:16 PM

A Football Coaches Association’s (SAFCA) Head of High Performance, Sudesh Singh has tipped Germany win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Singh was speaking to Lelo Mzaca on Radio 2000’s Game On Amplified. “I think looking at all those factors, history and the pedigree of the teams, I think the four teams, for me, that would […]

2018 FIFA World Cup brings battle of cultures, emergence of the star 7 June 2018, 6:25 PM

Local Professional Football Coach and Analyst, Ziphonke Dlangalala, previewing the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, writes there is no doubt that the team with the strongest conviction on its playing philosophy will emerge as winners at the end.

For ISIS to fall in Syria, Putin and Trump need to work together 7 June 2018, 7:22 AM

The US-led coalition, like Russia's role in the Syrian conflict, is to defeat the scourge of the international terror group ISIS. What is hard to fathom is the inability of key role players in the conflict to get together and fight ISIS as a united front.

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Patience with Ramaphosa’s presidency is waning among South Africans 6 June 2018, 10:55 AM

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has just crossed 100 days in office with increasing signs that his honeymoon period is already over.

African millennial’s and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: We will not be left behind 3 June 2018, 11:58 AM

A shift is taking place in Africa! The imaginary walls are fast coming down, the narrative of a dark continent is being challenged and rightly so.

Emmerson Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe’s first-time voters will decide election results 1 June 2018, 6:54 PM

Zimbabwe's youth and more specifically the first time voters aged between 18 and 25 are viewed by many analysts as the major deciding factors of who will claim victory on July the 30th.

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Cash-in-transit heists planned from inside prisons 31 May 2018, 3:42 PM

Many cash-in-transit heists are being planned from inside prisons by highly organised criminal syndicates.

UK should swallow pride and apologise over the Skripal fiasco 31 May 2018, 7:30 AM

Pride aside, The UK need to unequivocally apologize to Russia over their damaging but unfounded allegations that Moscow was behind the attack on former double agent Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia in England's southern city of Salisbury in March writes Specialist Editor Abbey Makoe.

Africa Day is for Big Men: Reflections of a bitter woman 30 May 2018, 4:11 PM

I have no nostalgic feeling for Africa Day though I love Africa for reasons to do with history and oppression and ingenuity even as I know it makes no sense to indulge in this strange kind of nostalgic solidarity.

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ANC deeply divided: Analyst 29 May 2018, 4:12 PM

Political analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says it is evident that the ANC is deeply divided over who should take over from Supra Mahumapelo as North West premier.

Signs of the “New Dawn”:  Cyril Ramaphosa’s first 100 successful days 28 May 2018, 4:56 PM

“President Cyril Ramaphosa will probably be the single biggest vote winner for the ANC in next year’s general election, if all goes according to (his) plan”, says Mari Harris.

Africa has been blessed, but investing in youth needs to be a priority 28 May 2018, 12:51 PM

Africa has been blessed, not only with natural resources but also an abundance of youth, yet we fail to adequately invest in them, writes Oulie Keita.

Concern over possible Mahumapelo replacements 26 May 2018, 12:39 PM

North West based political analyst Andre Duvenhage, says the names proposed by the ANC in North West to replace former Premier Supra Mahumapelo, are too close to him and will most likely cause further divisions in the troubled province.

Maturing Africa in the quantum age 25 May 2018, 6:37 PM

By Mimi Kalinda, a key speaker at the African Innovation Summit (AIS) and a respected thought leader in Africa. It takes a village to raise a child, and precisely 54 nations to develop Africa. Our continent has come a long way in terms of development but much more needs to be accomplished. Africa’s dark history […]

Improving Africa’s Health Systems To Combat Diseases 25 May 2018, 6:29 AM

Africa’s weakening health systems are in jeopardy, writes Professor Souleymane Mboup, Director for the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training in Senegal.

Why megaprojects to deliver houses in South Africa might not work 24 May 2018, 7:34 AM

Housing delivery has been a major focus in South Africa since 1994. Government's 20 year review - 1994 to 2014 - reported that 3.7 million subsidised housing opportunities were created.

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Molopyane unpacks ANC, Cosatu alliance 23 May 2018, 12:53 PM

Labour analyst Mamokgethi Molopyane sees the alliance between Cosatu and the ANC as unsteady, though still significant. This follows the meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Cosatu's Central Executive Committee on Tuesday.

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Bam experienced enough for Moyane case: Analyst 23 May 2018, 6:01 AM

Analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to appoint a new presiding officer for the disciplinary inquiry against SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane on Tuesday is aimed at eliminating all doubt around the process.

Defence expenditure falls to historic low 21 May 2018, 10:43 AM

In the national budget for the 2018/19 financial year R47,9 billion has been allocated to the Department of Defence. This represents a significant decrease in defence expenditure over the last few years. In her budget speech last week the  Minister of Defence noted that their allocation has dropped by R18 billion during the Medium Term […]

Sanef strongly supports promotion of free internet access as a basic human right 18 May 2018, 6:28 PM

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) strongly supports a new initiative to ensure that all South Africans have a daily standard level of free basic access to the internet to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed access to information rights. The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef), The IAB SA and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have […]

Special envoy Mabuza is the right choice to represent SA in Russia 17 May 2018, 6:15 PM

The visit this week by deputy president of the country David Mabuza to the Russian Federation could not have happened at a better time, writes SABC specialist editor Abbey Makoe.

How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting SA’s ruling party 16 May 2018, 9:13 AM

Last year South Africa's governing African National Congress elected a new leadership which was the result of a hard boiled deal between the party's factions.