Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget for the 2020/21 fiscal year was delivered at the backdrop of a synchronised global economic slowdown.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's budget speech may be one of the most important South African budget speeches of the past 20 years. Mboweni is under pressure to deliver bold reforms and to restore investor and business confidence, he may need to take some steps that will be unpopular with taxpayers and constituencies like the trade unions writes Yolandi Esterhuizen.
Like millions of South Africans, I wanted to watch President Cyril Ramaphosa give his State of the Nation Address (SONA).
Engaging with young people always leaves me energised.
FIFA has ended its 6-month management takeover of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). But the future of the game on the continent is still clouded with uncertainty.
There are growing suggestions to accentuate levels of transparency in the long-running polarizing clashes between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA.
Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga says the envisaged motion of no confidence submitted by the African Transformation Movement (ATM) to remove President Cyril Ramaphosa has no chance to succeed.
We usually think of viral respiratory infections, like the common cold, as mild nuisances that pass in a few days. But the Wuhan coronavirus has proven to be different. Of those infected, around 2% are reported to have died but the true mortality is unknown.
International Relations Expert Professor Siphamandla Zondi says there is still a lot to be negotiated in the Brexit deal as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union after 47 years on Friday.
In his weekly letter, President Ramaphosa writes that tragedies that have led to the deaths of children can be brought to an end if everyone takes responsibility for raising South Africa's children.
At the start of each new year there’s a global flurry of excitement and attention around education’s new directions.
President Ramaphosa writes that a capable state starts with the people who work in it, adding that officials and managers must possess the right financial and technical skills and other expertise.
To many South Africans, it would seem as if 2020 is likely to bring “more of the same” - drought, economic woes and a low growth rate, political uncertainty and squabbling within and between political parties, load shedding and concerns about unemployment.
The fact that Glen Hoddle left behind poor hybrids of himself, like Pitso Mosimane, who will, on his behalf, rebuke their own for being themselves is excruciatingly painful. But Mosimane obviously never thought that far before he made that comment hence the need to remind him, writes Sipho 'King K' Kekana.
For many years, allegations of corruption in South African football, and in the National First Division, in particular, have existed and as the fight for PSL promotion intensifies, the same issue of match-fixing is rearing its ugly head … AGAIN.
Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country’s population has access to electricity. The country has access to vast and diverse possible energy resources. These include about 12 billion metric tonnes of coal, hydro power potential concentrated along […]
Political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, says he does not believe the African National Congress' January 8 statement delivered any breakthroughs in political direction.
Ten years ago, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake that killed over 200 000 people and destroyed 250 000 homes.
African National Congress celebrates 108 years since its formation. Read ANC president January 8 Statement...
The composition and leadership of both Cricket South Africa and the national cricket team, the Proteas, has been under much scrutiny in recent weeks.
Russia's first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said.
Political analyst, Angelo Fick says ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has his work cut out when he addresses the party at its 108th birthday celebrations this weekend in the Northern Cape.
Refugees in this country who admire the ANC’s fight in exile against apartheid, beware. If you try the same thing here, a government run by the ANC may throw you out, writes Steven Friedman.
Early modern humans cooked starchy food in South Africa 170 000 years ago. The discovery also points to food being shared and the use of wooden digging sticks to extract the plants from the ground, reveals Wits University's study.
Mauritius has held 11 general elections since independence. But the recent general elections highlighted one serious political failure that the country continues to grapple with: poor female representation, writes Ramola Ramtohul.
After evangelical publication Christianity Today published a blistering editorial on what it called Donald Trump's "grossly immoral character", some church leaders and the US president himself denounced the criticism as elitist and out-of-touch.
Helicopter cash, climate crises, smart cities and the space economy -- investors have all those possibilities ahead as they enter the third decade of the 21st century.
It's been a tumultuous year, to say the least, for South African cricket both on the playing field and in the boardroom and corridors of Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Biodiversity – the variation in all living organisms – is one of Africa’s richest assets. As a result, its genetic material is coveted by scientists, biotechnology companies and research institutes globally.
South Africa’s national carrier, South African Airways, has been placed in voluntary business rescue. It’s an historic moment as it’s the first business rescue attempt of a state owned entity.