One of the all-time challenges of history is that dubious characters in the chronicling of events and times often have a penchant for the falsification of history.
Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs.
The recent gathering of the governing parties from the BRICS countries and their allies ought to be a source of praise to the ANC, writes Abbey Makoe.
South Africa is among relatively few African countries that hold regular democratic elections with high levels of integrity, enabling citizens to choose their government. Since democracy in 1994, its elections have been consistently adjudged legitimate, free and fair.
William Gumede suggests that a “new dawn” in foreign policy must prioritise South Africa’s national interests rather than be based on the narrow interests of the African National Congress as governing party, self-enrichment of prominent leaders, or on inflexible ideology.
The festive season is almost upon us, bringing with it the promise of a bonus or 13th cheque for many South African employees, writes Fouché Burges.
Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, who wrapped up her visit to South Africa this weekend says the decision of the United States to pull out of the United Nation Human Rights Commission was regrettable.
Energy analyst, Chris Yelland, is optimistic that South Africans will not experience load shedding over Christmas.
Global coal consumption is set to remain steady in absolute terms through the middle of the century, even as its relative share of total energy consumption declines in favour of oil, gas and renewables.
DA MP and Former Chairperson of Parliament's Review Committee on Land, share their opposing views on the passing of the Constitutional Review Committee report on land expropriation.
The African Commission has drafted a new protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights that emphasises the importance of the right of people with disability to have equal recognition before the law.
Report calls for increased efforts to reach the 9.4 million people living with HIV who are not aware that they are living with the virus and the estimated 19.4 million people living with HIV who do not have a suppressed viral load.
One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. For example, the number of new HIV infections in children in […]
The myth that corruption has no victims is a dangerous fallacy. Some politicians argue, and many of their supporters agree, that they (politicians) may be guilty of corruption, but they did not commit a “serious” crime, like killing someone.
The DRC is gearing up for a rare round of elections, but as usual an aura of pessimism seems to override whatever optimism there is.
Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years.
This month, the President Cyril Ramaphosa government missed its chance to stand up for the victims of an ethnic cleansing campaign that has caught the world’s attention for its callous brutality.
With each passing day, South Africans are waking up to the disturbing reality of how close the country came to the brink of oblivion. Revelations at the Zondo and Nugent inquiries are enough to jolt even the most placid amongst us to ask deep questions about the bona-fides of those who were charged with running […]
Deputy President David Mabuza’s view is that the Russians are quite good when it comes to treating poison. Since 2015 after he was poisoned during his birthday party, Mabuza has been to and fro Moscow four times.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court recently passed an important judgment that’s fundamentally challenged the power imbalance between mining companies and local communities in rural parts of the country.
Political analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says South Africans are waiting to see whether former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille will manage to raise sufficient funds to embark on a credible campaign ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The story of Cheryl Zondi, the brave young woman who took the stand in a South African court to testify against Nigerian pastor and rape accused Timothy Omotoso has recently dominated news headlines.
French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the millions of soldiers killed in World War One on Sunday, using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.
The curtain fell on a three-day marathon investment marketplace, on Friday, with transactions worth billions of dollars sealed.
Political Analyst, Dr. Mcebisi Ndletyana says the Democratic Alliance(DA) has every right and is within the constitutional mandate to compel President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire ministers, Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy doesn’t make too many public pronouncements lately, but his views are still highly esteemed across Europe and the entire West.
Madagascar's past three presidents, all in the running against 43 other candidates in the presidential vote on November 7, each had their terms tarnished by political crises.
Kuben Naidoo, South African Reverse Bank deputy governor and CEO of the country’s Prudential Authority. Flickr/UNU-WIDER Jannie Rossouw, University of the Witwatersrand The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity crisis. The initial findings of the curator revealed significant […]
US President Donald Trump has vowed to abolish birthright laws that automatically give children born in the country the status of US citizens regardless of the nationality of their parents.
The attention of South Africans has recently been firmly fixed on issues of good governance – or more specifically on its failures. This is due partly to several exposés of scandals involving former President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.