Princess had a rough start in life. She was born HIV-infected. Her mother was often sick, and there was little family support for her own struggles with HIV. But Princess’ mother had recently started HIV treatment and planned to stay on it. She wanted to do everything possible for her daughter, so she made a […]
Parents or guardians have the primary responsibility for the education of their children, and have the right to be consulted by state authorities with respect to the form that education should take and to take part in its governance.
University of South Africa's Professor Lesiba Teffo says politicians in Africa are more concerned about their own well-being than that of the people who voted them into power.
By enhancing production and streamlining resource management, African countries can finally have the capital to invest in industrialization and in the diversification of their economies, writes João Marques.
As Judge Raymond Zondo continues chairing the commission, we are increasingly seeing and hearing how some corporates and businesspeople got their hands tainted in State Capture, writes Busi Mavuso.
Last week, I met with the leadership of the Black Business Council where, among other things, we discussed issues of transformation. I took the opportunity to inform them about government’s commitment to transformation and non-racialism.
It is quite common to come across a typical South African business story couched in the following cliché: “100% black-owned.”
Members of BRICS are finally making appropriate indications for a common pursuit of economic autonomy
Recently, 18 deaths and over 1000 e-cigarette-related acute lung injuries have been reported in the United States, prompting the banning of flavoured e-cigarettes in the US, writes Savera Kalideen.
In his weekly letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated that the has taken personal responsibility for the Emergency action plan to deal with Gender-based violence.
Political analyst Ongama Mtimka says race plays an important role in South African politics. His statement comes after Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary leader John Steenhuizen said race should not be used to elect the party's interim leader.
Political analyst Steven Friedman believes chances of Democratic Alliance member of the Gauteng Legislature Makashule Gana being voted the party's interim leaders are very slim.
South Africa’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), is reeling from self-inflicted political damage.
Analyst Levy Ndou says provisions in the Tax Act could prevent Public Protector Busiswe Mkwebane from obtaining former president, Jacob Zuma's tax information from SARS.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his weekly message to the nation, says the aim of our investment drive is to create jobs, but also to create other economic opportunities as businesses are established to produce and supply products and services.
Dispossession in South Africa is associated with the period of colonialism and apartheid. As a result, not much consideration is given to how previously marginalised black communities continue to be dispossessed by coal-mining activities in democratic South Africa.
Tobacco tax remains the most effective, least used, public health intervention in the efforts to curb the tobacco epidemic in South Africa and abroad, writes Savera Kalideen.
The Deputy Chairperson of the Presidential Panel of Experts on Land, Vuyo Mahlati, says the current 1975 Expropriation Act is unconstitutional.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union who received a Nobel Peace Prize for presiding over the collapse of communism, gave a rare interview to the BBC the other day.
In the letter from the President's Desk, President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the victory of the Springboks this weekend saying it confirmed that South Africa is a nation determined to find unity in its diversity.
Chief Economist at the Centre for Risk Analysis Ian Cruickshanks says the decision made on South Africa’s credit rating by Moody's is the best the country could have hoped for.
Road fatalities are often highlighted when public figures are killed, or during the festive season and holidays such as Easter, writes Jan Coetzee.
Last week, I led a government delegation to the first Russia-Africa Summit, convened in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice.
The United Nations (UN) role in ending apartheid is well documented, what is less known is its relevance to a democratic South Africa (SA).
Academics have increasingly used video and other electronic methods to collect data and capture reflections from participants. But, until recently, it’s been less common to use film as way of disseminating the results of research. That’s beginning to change.
Don't write Herman Mashaba off. He is here to stay and will play a key role in shaping the future of South African politics. He is the kind of "accidental politician" electorates across the world, including South Africa, are increasingly attracted to, yearning for and enamoured with.
Thirty five African leaders are expected to attend the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit this week. It will take place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
The unexpected load-shedding last week disrupted the lives of millions of people in their homes, workplaces, and businesses. The cost to our economy of power outages is significant.
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.