Minister for Public Enterprises, Lynn Brown seems marginalised when Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new Eskom Board.
Official reactions from Africa were appropriately critical of President Donald Trump’s credibly reported comments about not wanting more immigrants coming to the US from “shithole” countries. This included all those south of the Sahara. A few reactions even included constructive suggestions.
2018 will see the continued advancement of some key technology realms: most notably in the areas of Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and voice-enabled chat and Chatbot interactions.
A Maths and Science academy in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape has received a major boost after welcoming four Cuban Maths and Science specialists.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected President of South Africa’s governing African National Congress, made his position clear when he delivered a much anticipated speech to mark the ANC’s 106th birthday over the weekend.
Despite around US$34 billion in funding and numerous microfinance initiatives to help entrepreneurs in the world’s poorest countries, informal moneylenders and predatory loan sharks continue to thrive.
Political analyst Lesiba Teffo has described EFF members' ransacking of international clothing retailer H&M's shops in Johannesburg and Cape Town as a serious criminal act which could have unintended consequences.
Investment analyst Nadir Thokan says there's pressure on ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver on issues such as employment and reducing inequality to sustain the current positive business mood.
For any African football person, in whatever capacity, to admonish African flair … that is self-hatred, writes Sipho Kekana. This is who we are and we are fighting it! We are victimising our jewels for shining. South Africa is not an extension of Europe. We are not a province of Europe.
During the Cold War, a new profession emerged – “Kremlinologists”, a hodge-podge of academics, journalists, other scoundrels, and commentators, who would study every minute detail of the behaviour of Soviet Union leaders when they were in public.
Constitutional Law expert Professor Pierre De Vos says political processes will determine whether President Jacob Zuma is impeached or not.
Memories of Keorapetse Kgositsile (1938-2017) or Bra Willie, as he was affectionately known, are of a poet who always had a smile on his face.
ANC Presidetnt Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden speech showed he might indeed be the leader South Africa has been waiting for.
Matriculants are eagerly awaiting the 2017 matric results due to be released between the 3rd and 4th of January 2018.
The Constitutional Court has delivered yet another blow to President Zuma and his keepers, writes Mmusi Maimane
Education has two faces in today’s world, according to a recent World Bank report.
A legal expert believes President Jacob Zuma's application seeking leave to appeal the High Court's State Capture ruling has no chance of success.
South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has a new president - Cyril Ramaphosa. But who is he?
Fees-Must-Fall student leader, Fasiha Hassan, says there is an urgent need for students, universities, the Department of Higher Education, National Treasury and other stakeholders to discuss a way forward on funding free higher education.
The competition for the top six leadership positions in South Africa’s governing party, the ANC, was no carefully choreographed script such as the one-candidate-per-election of Chinese Communist Party congresses.
On Tuesday evening, delegates at the 54th African National Congress will vote for the party's National Executive Committee (NEC).
We all watched the Top Six elections at the African National Congress’ (ANC) National Conference with baited breath. After what felt like endless hours, the highly anticipated announcement was met with joyous celebration and disheartening dismay. This is due to the massive rift within the ANC, as Ronesh Dhawraj, Senior Political Researcher, explains. “If […]
The ICC marks the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute that established it, next year.
Political analysts are of the the view that votes can go either way between the two main contenders in the race for ANC president.
The African National Congress’s National Conference has a rich history with its roots stemming in 1912. In March 1913, The South African Native National Convention (SANNC) who would later be renamed the ANC, met for its first inaugral annual conference with approximately 106 delegates. Fast forward to 2017, the ANC has a whopping 4776 […]
The number of cases brought successfully against ANC pseudo structures exposes the inherent weakness of the ANC as an organisation in relation to those of its members with narrow private interests who feel entitled to lead the party. The simplest way to contest a leadership position in a democratic culture is for one to present […]
Labour analyst Terry Bell says the fact that members of the ANC National Executive Committee have been holding an emergency meeting ahead of the party's national elective conference is a clear indication that the ruling party is in serious trouble.
What will no doubt occupy centre stage at the 54th National Congress of the ANC, is the contestation between the two front-runners for the position of Leader of the ANC, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa. The strengths and weaknesses of both candidates have been well documented, and the question that must be answered is whether […]
I first heard of the ANC in 1952, I was doing my standard six when members of the Defiance Campaign were visiting my school. Until that time, I had not heard anyone challenge the apartheid massage that blacks where inferior to whites. The message they preached captured me. When I got to high school, I […]
Within a short time, the 4000 odd delegates to South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s 54th National Conference will elect a new party leader.