President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his weekly message to the nation, says the aim of our investment drive is to create jobs, but also to create other economic opportunities as businesses are established to produce and supply products and services.
Dispossession in South Africa is associated with the period of colonialism and apartheid. As a result, not much consideration is given to how previously marginalised black communities continue to be dispossessed by coal-mining activities in democratic South Africa.
Tobacco tax remains the most effective, least used, public health intervention in the efforts to curb the tobacco epidemic in South Africa and abroad, writes Savera Kalideen.
The Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential Panel of Experts on Land, Vuyo Mahlati, says the current 1975 Expropriation Act is unconstitutional.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union who received a Nobel Peace Prize for presiding over the collapse of communism, gave a rare interview to the BBC the other day.
In the letter from the President's Desk, President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the victory of the Springboks this weekend saying it confirmed that South Africa is a nation determined to find unity in its diversity.
Chief Economist at the Centre for Risk Analysis Ian Cruickshanks says the decision made on South Africa’s credit rating by Moody's is the best the country could have hoped for.
Road fatalities are often highlighted when public figures are killed, or during the festive season and holidays such as Easter, writes Jan Coetzee.
Last week, I led a government delegation to the first Russia-Africa Summit, convened in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice.
The United Nations (UN) role in ending apartheid is well documented, what is less known is its relevance to a democratic South Africa (SA).
Academics have increasingly used video and other electronic methods to collect data and capture reflections from participants. But, until recently, it’s been less common to use film as way of disseminating the results of research. That’s beginning to change.
Don't write Herman Mashaba off. He is here to stay and will play a key role in shaping the future of South African politics. He is the kind of "accidental politician" electorates across the world, including South Africa, are increasingly attracted to, yearning for and enamoured with.
Thirty five African leaders are expected to attend the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit this week. It will take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The unexpected load-shedding last week disrupted the lives of millions of people in their homes, workplaces, and businesses. The cost to our economy of power outages is significant.
On Friday, the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) hosted its annual fundraising dinner to commemorate the anniversary of Black Wednesday. SANEF Chairperson, Mahlatse Mahlase, says journalists are facing new threats to their freedom.
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the apartheid regime banned 18 civic organisations in a targeted attack on media freedom and civil society.
Guinea erupted in protest this week over proposals to draft a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to extend his legal mandate and run for a third term in 2020.
Two-thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence.
In his letter from the Desk of the President, this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa has focused on the economy and initiatives the government is taking to improve the country's competitiveness.
Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He becomes the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first Ethiopian to receive the accolade.
In a recent speech President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the need for harsher sentences for the perpetrators of gender-based violence and femicide.
South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) deserves praise for funding a delegation of South African business owners to the World Food Moscow fair, an action-packed four-day food, and beverage annual event that attract scores of industry captains from around the world.
The launching of an “official impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump’s conduct has sailed America into largely uncharted waters.
President Cyril Ramaphosa played host to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on a state visit. The President writes that it turned out to be an extremely successful visit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced a weekly message known as “From the Desk of the President”, where he will be addressing issues that are of interest to South Africans.
“All South Africans – and especially those who cannot afford it and other vulnerable groups – need a daily first tranche of free internet access to exercise their basic human rights such as access to government services, participating in the digital economy, looking for jobs, online communication and for learners and students to access online educational resources. This is the only way to achieve universal access to information and digital equality amongst our citizens, including the rural poor who have access to mobile phones.”
Games and films filled with violence are in our homes, on the Internet and on our smartphones. But does media reflect a violent society, or does it play a role in perpetuating violence and sexual abuse in society?
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) needs to realize that the never-ending saga of its investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes is good for neither Russia nor itself.