Fifty-four countries have thus far heeded a call - or succumbed to the threat of the US - (depending on which side one is) to cease the recognition of the democratically-elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.
Legal expert Elton Hart has advised that the ANC's Head of Presidency, Zizi Kodwa, allow for his name to be cleared of rape allegations in court before blaming it on a political plot against him.
It'll be 10 years ago in August that the world first heard about Caster Semenya. She had smashed her own personal best times in winning gold in the 800 metres at the World Championships in Berlin
At the end of March, the Eastern European’s strategic member Ukraine goes to the polls amid continued suppression of the rights of the Roma minority as well as opponents of incumbent president Petro Poroshenko. Ukraine is a living hell for the minorities, especially the Roma community. They are intimidated, assaulted, insulted and their socio-economic […]
Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says the African National Congress (ANC) needs to move swiftly whenever its members are accused of sexual harassment
Leadership expert Dr Mazwe Majola says the Democratic Alliance's (DA) manifesto is based on reform rather than transformation.
The run-up to the 2019 National and Provincial elections has begun and on 8 May 2019 millions of South Africans will cast their votes in the country’s sixth democratic elections
Inflation erodes the value of the Rand and impacts negatively on our quality of life. There nevertheless seems to be a few advantages to high inflation rates such as that experienced in South Africa.
The tabling of the annual national budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on February 20 is being rightly heralded by all stakeholders as a significant milestone in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to get South Africa on a high growth path, writes Bonang Mohale, Business Leadership SA CEO.
In 2019 news related to the South African economy has been particularly gloomy so far.
The problems besetting the PIC lie at the intersection of the organisation’s expansion since its corporatisation in 2005 and the systematic capture of Board committees by senior executives, influenced by insatiable greed, writes Sizwe Mbele.
The public debate that has been ensuing of whether the last nine years under Jacob Zuma were wasted is immaterial. It is unnecessary to engage in a debate that is based on evidence which is available for all to see, writes Bonang Mohale.
The recent bout of loadshedding brings to the fore Eskom's precarious financial situation.
Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay. It was found in an offshore prospecting area called Brulpadda, which is licensed to global energy giant Total.
Former Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Matthew Booth believes that the ABSA Premiership title race will go down to the wire.
Economist Henk Lagenhoven says mining companies will be faced with two major obstacles on Wednesday - Eskom's Stage3 load shedding and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) nationwide strike against job losses.
Rod Crompton, University of the Witwatersrand Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It’s the single largest threat to South Africa’s economy, according to a former minister of finance. The Conversation Africa spoke to Adjunct Professor Rod Crompton about why this […]
The protection of whistle-blowers has once again come under spotlight in the country.
South Africa may be far from perfect, but ours is a truly blessed country, writes Abbey Makoe.
Lauren Hermanus, University of Cape Town and Catrina Godinho, University of Cape Town South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has unveiled a new plan for the country’s beleaguered state owned power utility, Eskom. During his State of the Nation Address on 7 February, Ramaphosa announced that Eskom would be unbundled into “three separate entities – generation, […]
South Africans have been held spellbound by the torrent of evidence of corruption emerging from two parallel commissions of inquiry – into state capture, and the fitness to hold office of two senior officials of the National Prosecuting Authority.
Public policy analyst TK Pooe says President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address sounded more like a mini electioneering speech than a summary of what government has achieved in the last five years.
Eighteen months ago, France’s President Emmanuel Macron ascended the highest office in the land after he swept to a resounding election victory over far-right wing politician Marine Le Pen.
The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again.
The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Beijing in September.
It’s an election year so we can look forward to a frenetic schedule and disjointed calendar as the National Legislature is first dissolved and later re-constituted after the elections, writes Rashaad Alli.
Political analyst and former editor of the Sowetan newspaper, John Dludlu, says for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to fare well in the elections, it needs to prove to the public that they are ready to govern.
The latest Ipsos Global Advisor poll was carried out in 31 countries around the world at the end of 2018.
The IEC’s focus on motivating young people in South Africa to register to vote in May this year is very necessary, as only six in every ten (61%) between the ages of 18 and 24 are already registered to vote.
At a time when the American democracy is under pressure from partisan politics between Republicans and Democrats, the country’s global influence is fast diminishing.