We are facing new threats to our freedom: Mahlase

20 October 2019, 10:37 AM
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.
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Institutional Racism 6 February 2018, 9:26 AM

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 foray into Somalia is a huge success, but there are risks 5 February 2018, 7:26 AM

Turkey’s engagement with Somalia is striking for its brevity and ostensible success.

Pansalb is the Pan South African Language Board
Let’s take good care of our indigenous languages 2 February 2018, 12:34 PM

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.

NPA likely to reinstate criminal charges against Zuma: Analyst 31 January 2018, 2:51 PM

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.

On Steinhoff: I reject corruption by anyone 31 January 2018, 10:08 AM

Steinhoff, although Dutch registered, and listed on the Frankfort and Johannesburg stock exchanges, was regarded as a South African corporate success story.

South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, is expected to push the agenda of developing countries inside the IMF.
Top job for South African gives African countries sway at the IMF 30 January 2018, 7:57 AM

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.

Is South Africa seeing a return to the rule of law? More evidence is needed 29 January 2018, 6:52 AM

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.

‘Normalisation’ of politics only after Zuma 29 January 2018, 6:28 AM

North West University political analyst, Professor Andre Duvenhage, says he is not surprise by the establishment of the Save North West Campaign.

Eskom: The real work has begun 27 January 2018, 1:28 PM

Amid the chorus of approval for the appointment of Mr Jabu Mabuza as the chairperson of the new Eskom board, one needs not underestimate the real, urgent task facing the board.

Commission into State Capture must begin soon: Analyst 26 January 2018, 10:18 AM

Political analyst Sithembile Mbete says the commission of inquiry into State Capture must begin its investigations as quickly as possible.

Time for Africa to take her destiny in own hands 25 January 2018, 4:19 PM

The African-Union Heads of State meeting, the 13th Ordinary session, takes place this month-end completely under the shadow of unprecedented belittling by US president Donald Trump. Never in the history of diplomacy has a sitting US president pooh-poohed a continent of wonderful people the way president Trump recently did. In a meeting in the White […]

Analysis of the rand’s performance 25 January 2018, 7:24 AM

In late trading on Wednesday, the rand strengthened to R11.85 to the dollar, this after a previous increase to R11.92, which sent a lot of positive reaction in the markets.

Brown has been sidelined: Analyst 21 January 2018, 9:39 AM

Minister for Public Enterprises, Lynn Brown seems marginalised when Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new Eskom Board.

Africa should respond to Trump’s racist rant by taking the moral high ground 20 January 2018, 10:29 AM

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.

Roll on 2018… the year’s 4 biggest tech predictions 19 January 2018, 11:46 AM

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.

Ramaphosa should end SA’s presidential merry-go-round 17 January 2018, 8:09 AM

A Maths and Science academy in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape has received a major boost after welcoming four Cuban Maths and Science specialists.

Ramaphosa takes on ANC leadership role with alacrity: and clarity of intent 15 January 2018, 1:40 PM

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.

Does microfinance really alleviate poverty? The 34-billion-dollar question 14 January 2018, 8:45 PM

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.

H&M protest damaging EFF’s reputation: Analyst 14 January 2018, 7:57 AM

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. 

Pressure on Ramaphosa to sustain positive business mood: Analyst 12 January 2018, 9:24 AM

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.

Thabo Rakhale’s loan transfer – sign of self-hatred? 12 January 2018, 9:09 AM

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.

South Africans are trying to decode Ramaphosa (and getting it wrong) 11 January 2018, 8:46 AM

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.

Political process must pave way for Zuma impeachment: Expert 10 January 2018, 7:19 AM

Constitutional Law expert Professor Pierre De Vos says political processes will determine whether  President Jacob Zuma is impeached or not.

A tribute to Keorapetse Kgositsile, South Africa’s only poet laureate 7 January 2018, 8:20 PM

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.

To lead South Africa, Ramaphosa must balance populism and pragmatism 5 January 2018, 9:17 AM

ANC Presidetnt Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden speech showed he might indeed be the leader South Africa has been waiting for.

Class of 2017 have a bright future ahead of them, say 49% of South Africans 3 January 2018, 2:28 PM

Matriculants are eagerly awaiting the 2017 matric results due to be released between the 3rd and 4th of January 2018.

Parliament must commence impeachment proceedings against Jacob Zuma 29 December 2017, 2:57 PM

The Constitutional Court has delivered yet another blow to President Zuma and his keepers, writes Mmusi Maimane

Traditional universities are on the way out: online is the future for Africa 29 December 2017, 9:16 AM

Education has two faces in today’s world, according to a recent World Bank report.

Zuma’s State Capture appeal likely to be unsuccessful: Analyst 23 December 2017, 7:03 AM

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.

Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? A profile of the new leader of South Africa’s ANC 21 December 2017, 7:30 AM

South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), has a new president - Cyril Ramaphosa. But who is he?