This year marks the 42nd anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the apartheid regime banned 18 civic organisations in a targeted attack on media freedom and civil society.
Guinea erupted in protest this week over proposals to draft a new constitution that could allow President Alpha Conde to extend his legal mandate and run for a third term in 2020.
Two-thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence.
In his letter from the Desk of the President, this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa has focused on the economy and initiatives the government is taking to improve the country's competitiveness.
Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. He becomes the 100th Nobel Peace Prize winner, and the first Ethiopian to receive the accolade.
In a recent speech President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the need for harsher sentences for the perpetrators of gender-based violence and femicide.
South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) deserves praise for funding a delegation of South African business owners to the World Food Moscow fair, an action-packed four-day food, and beverage annual event that attract scores of industry captains from around the world.
The launching of an “official impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump’s conduct has sailed America into largely uncharted waters.
President Cyril Ramaphosa played host to President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on a state visit. The President writes that it turned out to be an extremely successful visit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced a weekly message known as “From the Desk of the President”, where he will be addressing issues that are of interest to South Africans.
“All South Africans – and especially those who cannot afford it and other vulnerable groups – need a daily first tranche of free internet access to exercise their basic human rights such as access to government services, participating in the digital economy, looking for jobs, online communication and for learners and students to access online educational resources. This is the only way to achieve universal access to information and digital equality amongst our citizens, including the rural poor who have access to mobile phones.”
Games and films filled with violence are in our homes, on the Internet and on our smartphones. But does media reflect a violent society, or does it play a role in perpetuating violence and sexual abuse in society?
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) needs to realize that the never-ending saga of its investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping by Russian athletes is good for neither Russia nor itself.
The UN’s Secretary General António Guterres is calling on world leaders to come with concrete and realistic plans to bring their national net carbon emissions down to zero by 2050 at UN’s Climate Action Summit on September 23 in New York.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe’s erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe. It was easy to guess why. When he stood to speak, Ramaphosa apologised for weeks of violence in his country targeted at non-national Africans.
Buses belching black clouds of smoke in Colombia's city streets could gradually become a thing of the past as two major cities in the South American nation launch fleets of electric buses to curb air pollution and planet-warming carbon emissions.
Political analyst, Zamikhaya Maseti, says the Special Envoys deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa should offer no apologies but rather a stern warning to the various governments to make sure their nationals adhere to the rule of law while in South Africa.
Analysis of data from the 2018/19 Crime stats reveals that Nyanga and Delft, both in Cape Town ,appear as two of the most dangerous places to live in, in South Africa.
In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan – some 6.35 million people – do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned today.
Africa has a recipe for sustainable growth, following this year’s agreement on a ground-breaking trade deal that promises to soften borders across the continent, the Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on Africa told participants in the closing session today.
With the focus on Women during August, the demonstrations in Cape Town at the same time as the WEF conference on Africa and the attention in the media the last few weeks on incidents of gender-based violence, Ipsos examines the diverse opinions that South Africans have towards issues of women’s place in marital relations as well as violence towards women.
Economic analyst, Duma Gqubule, says he does not believe that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's strategy to help reduce the unemployment rate will have a major effect in the short term.
A researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Selby Xinwa, says the mistrust between police and the community as well as the socio-economic exclusion that some South Africans feel, sparked the violence in the Pretoria CDB.
Incoming IFP Velenkosini Hlabisa is now due to take over from Mangosuthu Buthelezi, who has led the party since its inception in 1975.
To the outside world, China's ruling Communist Party is confronting some of its strongest political and economic headwinds in decades.
The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) notes and welcomes the public debate in the wake of our Equality Court application against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader, Julius Malema.
Political Analyst Zakhele Ndlovu has warned that the recall of the embattled eThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede and the Msunduzi Municipal Mayor Themba Njilo is likely to further divide the African National Congress.
Some political analysts have warned that the current legal battles between President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will have far-reaching consequences for Ramaphosa's credibility.
Celebrating Women’s Month is not reverse prejudice or an attempt to discount the great men in society. Just as apartheid was dethroned because of activism, championing this course is in pursuit of redressing the inequalities through advocacy and leadership.