R20/hour good starting point for S.A: Cawe

25 April 2018, 4:01 PM
Economic analyst Ayabonga Cawe says although he thinks R20 minimum wage is little and people should be paid more, it is however a good starting point for South Africans.
Strikers in town.
Michael Komape
Family disappointed by court judgement in pit toilet case 24 April 2018, 9:07 AM

Section 27's Education Attorney Sheniece Linderboom says the family of the late Michael Komape are very disappointed with Monday's court judgement.

teacher and pupils in classroom
Teachers feel excluded from South Africa’s schools by race and culture 24 April 2018, 8:16 AM

The apartheid system delineated people using racial categories – white, black, Indian and coloured – and these continue to influence post-apartheid South African society.

Makhosi Khoza
The lessons from Khoza’s demise 22 April 2018, 6:44 AM

The resignation of Makhosi Khoza this weekend is a painful reminder that Party Politics is not the answer to the challenges facing South Africa.

Double digit increase not likely: Analyst 20 April 2018, 4:29 PM

Labour analyst, Andrew Levy, says a double-digit wage increase is not likely, as the bus strike enters its third day.

Moving Africa towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution 20 April 2018, 11:58 AM

There is a real danger that the new technological revolution, which has been called the Fourth Industrial Revolution and which is integrating the digital, physical, and biological worlds, will leave Africa behind, never to catch up in perpetuity.

SA should welcome BHAG to attract a minimum $100bn: Mbele 19 April 2018, 1:22 PM

After all the noise and arresting the leakages (across all government sectors & SOE’s as well as in businesses), a winning game is premised on attracting domestic and foreign investment for economic growth and job creation.

Voice notes may be aimed at discrediting KZN ANC leaders: analyst 18 April 2018, 8:45 PM

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says it might be true that there are some ANC members still bitter after the election of the party's current national leadership led by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

ANC, EFF coalition may benefit both parties: Fikeni 16 April 2018, 10:28 AM

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says there are clear signs that the Economic Freedom Fighters may soon be forming a coalition with the African National Congress although the EFF is denying reports to this effect.

Supra Mahumapelo
Few factors working in Mahumapelo’s favour: Analyst 16 April 2018, 8:30 AM

Political analyst Andre Duvenhage says North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo should be worried ahead of a motion of no confidence in him.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s legacy: Echoes of Argentina’s Evita 14 April 2018, 9:20 AM

The death of 81-year-old Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has plunged many South Africans into grief. Her story and legacy of struggle is being remembered and examined.

Unbreakable but not unscarred: Zubeida Jaffer 11 April 2018, 9:18 AM

Zubeida Jaffer considers the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Winnie Mandela and the Arms Deal 10 April 2018, 4:21 PM

The death of Winnie Madikezela-Mandela, the charging of former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thomson CSF/Thint/Thales with corruption, and the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani have combined to bring South Africa’s arms deal scandal back into renewed focus. Coinciding with these events, the long-delayed release of Evelyn Groenink’s book Incorruptible […]

‘Coalition governments are discouraging’ 7 April 2018, 9:15 AM

Political analyst Sethulago Matebesi says what is happening in areas that opposition parties have entered into coalition governments is discouraging.

Democratic Alliance in the Doldrums 6 April 2018, 8:26 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) finds itself in an unenviable phase of stagnation. As it approaches its Federal Congress of 7-8 April 2018 it is bogged down in identity battles.

Book of condolence #RIPWinnieMandela 5 April 2018, 12:30 PM

Write your message of in our book of condolence following Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's death.

Fare thee well Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, you were one of a kind 4 April 2018, 5:00 PM

A legendary photographer who dedicated his career filming the activities of reggae band Bob Marley & the Wailers was asked about the relationship between Marley and his right-hand man, Peter Tosh.

“DA’s decision for leader position not to be contested wise” 29 March 2018, 4:42 PM

Political analyst Elvis Masoga says the opposition party DA has taken a wise decision for a position of the party leader not to be contested.

Free trade zone signals new dawn for Africa’s autonomy 29 March 2018, 2:43 PM

Fifty-three African Heads of States recently met in Kigali, the scenery capital of Rwanda for their 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU. They met to mull over the final details of their mooted continental free trade zone, an economically viable possibility ostensibly geared towards collective development of the continent and indeed the African child. It […]

Mmusi Maimane breathes life into DA 27 March 2018, 4:56 PM

Mmusi Maimane’s election in the DA signifies that the DA has socialised its members – who are overwhelmingly white and coloured

Our democracy is not working – but the Constitution is important – report 23 March 2018, 6:36 PM

Six out of every 10 South Africans are dissatisfied with our democracy. This is the finding of a major survey of almost 25,000 diverse South Africans conducted by the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) in 2016, which is to be released on Monday, 26 March 2018, at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. Perhaps not surprisingly […]

Former President Jacob Zuma.
Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time 23 March 2018, 9:05 AM

James Hamill considers the decision by Shaun Abrahams, head of South Africa’s NPA, to charge former president Jacob Zuma.

Michel Temer
Water the right of each of us,the challenge of all 22 March 2018, 12:55 PM

Access to drinking water and basic sanitation is a right and one of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Remembering the Sharpville massacre 58 years later 22 March 2018, 8:45 AM

The 21st of March marked the 58th Anniversary of the Sharpeville tragedy. The tragedy, in itself, was barbaric and showed no respect for human life or veneration for the basic sense of humanity.

Rights of disabled highlighted as SA marks Human Rights Day 21 March 2018, 7:08 AM

The rights of disabled people continue to be infringed. This is according to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa’s Communications and Public Relations Manager Neo Tlaka. The organisation works with Non-Governmental Organisations across South Africa to promote and raise awareness around issues affecting people with disabilities. South Africa celebrates Human […]

Lesetja Kganyago
Explainer: What happens when a bank is put into curatorship 19 March 2018, 4:42 PM

The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank – VBS Mutual Bank – under curatorship. The decision was based on concerns that the bank was facing a liquidity crisis and could collapse, devouring depositors’ funds.

Former President Jacob Zuma
Law must take its course on Zuma: Analyst 19 March 2018, 8:36 AM

Political analyst Lesiba Tefo says former president Jacob Zuma's legal team should not resort to further delaying tactics by taking the NPA's decision to prosecute their client on review.

Zuma could appeal but prospects of winning are few: Expert 16 March 2018, 9:05 PM

Constitutional Law Expert Professor Pierre de Vos says former President Jacob Zuma’s next step could be to ask the court for a permanent stay of prosecution. The NPA on Friday announced that Zuma will be prosecuted of 16 charges.

We need cool heads in the UK-Russian double-agent dispute 16 March 2018, 7:55 PM

Bilateral relations between the UK and Russia are at their lowest in years, thanks to persistent sense of deep mistrust between the two strong nations.

Zuma prosecution long overdue: Casac 16 March 2018, 5:30 PM

The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution says prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma is long over-due. This after the NPA announce that Zuma is to be prosecuted on 16 charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering relating to the multi-billion rand arms deal in the late 1990s.

Why we should be rooting out racism 15 March 2018, 7:28 AM

Racism squanders human potential. That is how struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada summed up the devastating effects of racism which continues to rear its head in our country and around the world. In his recent book, Critique of Black Reason, Professor Achille Mbembe says that “taken to its limits, race becomes a perverse complex of fears […]