Albertina Sisulu honoured

15 October 2018, 12:35 PM
There are many remarkable men and women upon whose shoulders our nation has been built.
Floyd Shivambu
EFF anti-corruption stance makes VBS saga a big story: Analyst 15 October 2018, 9:14 AM

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.

As the greenback strengthens, a tale of two dollars: McGeever 12 October 2018, 5:32 PM

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.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Mlambo-Ngcuka commemorates International Day of Girls 11 October 2018, 6:48 PM

Thursday is International Day of Girls, an international observance day declared by the United Nations.

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene
Business analysts say Nene must step down 8 October 2018, 5:01 PM

Business analysts and economists say South Africa's Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene must step down.

By-elections: a race to the bottom? 7 October 2018, 8:26 PM

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 […]

How Charles Aznavour changed music forever 6 October 2018, 11:03 AM

Charles Aznavour reinvented popular music one cold December night in Paris in 1960.

;pcals at the polls
Socio-economic factors and grants: what drives our voting choices? 5 October 2018, 1:49 PM

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? 5 October 2018, 7:15 AM

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.

Job Summit essentials: Continuous Learning to curb unemployment 4 October 2018, 3:58 PM

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.

IEC ballot box
Door open for independents to contest national and provincial elections in future 4 October 2018, 12:46 PM

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.

Victim surveys show that crime in South Africa may be dropping, yet fear is rising 3 October 2018, 8:03 AM

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.

Universal internet access a must for information rights 28 September 2018, 1:33 PM

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? 26 September 2018, 3:53 PM

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 smiling
SA is not ready for long-term investment: Economist 26 September 2018, 11:43 AM

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.

An anti-doping banner
WADA’s reinstatement of Russian athletes deserves praise 25 September 2018, 6:23 PM

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.

The significance of Heritage Day 24 September 2018, 5:50 PM

South Africa's cultural wealth comes alive on the 24th September every year… What is the importance of this day?

Celebrations outside the Constitutional court
Marijuana use in South Africa: what next after landmark court ruling? 21 September 2018, 8:17 AM

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.

Rejoice Africa, the ICC is finally “Dead” 17 September 2018, 8:23 PM

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 […]

Police walking on a street
South Africa won’t become less violent until it’s more equal 13 September 2018, 8:14 AM

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.

It’s about the bodies 12 September 2018, 6:13 AM

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.

30 ‘worst’ police stations 12 September 2018, 5:48 AM

The crime statistics reveal that 30 of the 1 140 police stations account for a disproportionate amount of crime reported.

This is how to transform Africa’s manufacturing industry through data 11 September 2018, 8:48 AM

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’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts 6 September 2018, 6:04 AM

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 […]

US firefighters battle suicidal thoughts after the blaze 3 September 2018, 7:43 AM

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.

Myanmar-Thailand highway branded ‘ecological and social disaster’ 1 September 2018, 10:51 AM

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.

Athol Trollip and Solly Msimanga and EFF logo
Mutual respect is key in political coalition: Analyst 31 August 2018, 9:53 AM

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.

Vladimir Putin
Expo 2025: May the worthy candidate win! 28 August 2018, 2:30 PM

On 18 November this year, the world will know who becomes the winning bidder to host the World Expo 2025, with three cities shortlisted.

South Africans rate Cyril Ramaphosa 18 August 2018, 9:32 PM

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. 

‘Guiding force for good’: World mourns loss of Kofi Annan 18 August 2018, 3:51 PM

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.

DRC 2018 elections 8 August 2018 16 August 2018, 4:42 PM

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.