South Africa’s 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%. Sibonelo Radebe asked Muneer Hassan to make sense of the tax increases.
The 2018 budget speech presented by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba as his maiden (and probably his last), was encouraging in many ways but so much so in the content than in the delivery itself. Sonorously, due to the cloud hanging over his shoulder, Gigaba didn’t bring his “A game” to present the heartening news to […]
The Institute for Security Studies says the South African Police Service needs to re-inforce its crime intelligence division in order to stop brazen attacks by organised crime syndicates.
Some political analysts say former president Jacob Zuma will have difficulty dealing with his legal woes post his tenure as African National Congress (ANC) leader and head of state.
South Africa has joined only a handful of countries in the world close to imposing a sugary drinks tax.
Analysts say government's commitment to fund fee-free higher education through the new tax proposals and spending reduction is a positive move but may not be sustainable as the costs may exceed their projections.
The change in the South African political land scape has built up a fresh hope in the minds of most South Africans. It is even most satisfying to note that the transition went on very smoothly without any iota of complications.
South Africa’s greatest Valentine’s Day gift was the resignation of President Jacob Zuma less than 24 hours before his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), was scheduled to debate a no-confidence motion on him in parliament.
Political analysts says South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to reshuffle his Cabinet.
The Council on Foreign Relations in the United States says it’s healthy to see South Africa emerge from a state of limbo with the election of President Cyril Ramaphosa while praising the people of the country and the ANC for acknowledging the country’s problems and expressing themselves in light of them.
President Jacob Zuma announced on Monday that he will be resigning as the president of South Africa after serving in that capacity since 2009.
By David Everatt, University of the Witwatersrand Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa – forgive me, President Ramaphosa – is self-evidently a private and reserved human being. Since his decision to contest the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC), he has been the subject of an endless series of “think-pieces”, more or less informed including by this author, […]
Political analyst Levy Ndou describes people's reaction on President Jacob Zuma's resignation as a display of relief.
The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on the African National Congress to support its motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
Constitutional Law Expert and Director at the Centre for Constitutional Rights Phephelaphi Dube explains the processes that occur in the recall, resignation of a sitting president in South Africa. Click below :
South Africa is in the grip of political uncertainty. That President Jacob Zuma will go before the official end of his tenure after national elections next year is inevitable.
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says the current crisis in the African National Congress is as a result of some skeletons among the party's top six.
Political analyst Dumisani Hlophe says if President Jacob Zuma's fate is not urgently resolved, it will become a crisis.
Leadership expert Dr Mazwe Majola says President Jacob Zuma's hunger for power has made him lose his ability to manage South Africa.
Last week, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared 28 Russian athletes and rescinded their lifetime bans initially imposed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Political Analyst, Prince Mashele says if president Jacob Zuma refuses to resign the ANC could join the EFF’S motion of no confidence or table its own.
By Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is digging in his heels and refusing to relinquish the top job despite mounting pressure from his own party, the African National Congress. His determination to stay put is being widely condemned by a range of South African voices. But there’s a case to […]
Institutional racism is deeply ingrained in the corporate culture of many South African organisations, and in its undermining of the well-being of black people.
Turkey’s engagement with Somalia is striking for its brevity and ostensible success.
One needs to applaud Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) which launched the '28 Days of Language Activism' campaign that aims to promote mother-tongue or indigenous languages in South Africa.
University of South Africa political analyst Professor Lesiba Teffo says he believes that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will reinstate criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma.
Steinhoff, although Dutch registered, and listed on the Frankfort and Johannesburg stock exchanges, was regarded as a South African corporate success story.
South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago has been selected as the first sub-Saharan African to serve as chair of the International Monetary and Finance Committee.
It appears as if the Gupta family, known for being politically connected to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and accused of “state capture”, have not had a good start to the year.
North West University political analyst, Professor Andre Duvenhage, says he is not surprise by the establishment of the Save North West Campaign.