The death of Winnie Madikezela-Mandela, the charging of former president Jacob Zuma and French arms company Thomson CSF/Thint/Thales with corruption, and the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Chris Hani have combined to bring South Africa’s arms deal scandal back into renewed focus. Coinciding with these events, the long-delayed release of Evelyn Groenink’s book Incorruptible […]
Political analyst Sethulago Matebesi says what is happening in areas that opposition parties have entered into coalition governments is discouraging.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) finds itself in an unenviable phase of stagnation. As it approaches its Federal Congress of 7-8 April 2018 it is bogged down in identity battles.
Write your message of in our book of condolence following Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's death.
A legendary photographer who dedicated his career filming the activities of reggae band Bob Marley & the Wailers was asked about the relationship between Marley and his right-hand man, Peter Tosh.
Political analyst Elvis Masoga says the opposition party DA has taken a wise decision for a position of the party leader not to be contested.
Fifty-three African Heads of States recently met in Kigali, the scenery capital of Rwanda for their 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU. They met to mull over the final details of their mooted continental free trade zone, an economically viable possibility ostensibly geared towards collective development of the continent and indeed the African child. It […]
Mmusi Maimane’s election in the DA signifies that the DA has socialised its members – who are overwhelmingly white and coloured
Six out of every 10 South Africans are dissatisfied with our democracy. This is the finding of a major survey of almost 25,000 diverse South Africans conducted by the Foundation for Human Rights (FHR) in 2016, which is to be released on Monday, 26 March 2018, at the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. Perhaps not surprisingly […]
James Hamill considers the decision by Shaun Abrahams, head of South Africa’s NPA, to charge former president Jacob Zuma.
Access to drinking water and basic sanitation is a right and one of the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
The 21st of March marked the 58th Anniversary of the Sharpeville tragedy. The tragedy, in itself, was barbaric and showed no respect for human life or veneration for the basic sense of humanity.
The rights of disabled people continue to be infringed. This is according to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa’s Communications and Public Relations Manager Neo Tlaka. The organisation works with Non-Governmental Organisations across South Africa to promote and raise awareness around issues affecting people with disabilities. South Africa celebrates Human […]
The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank – VBS Mutual Bank – under curatorship. The decision was based on concerns that the bank was facing a liquidity crisis and could collapse, devouring depositors’ funds.
Political analyst Lesiba Tefo says former president Jacob Zuma's legal team should not resort to further delaying tactics by taking the NPA's decision to prosecute their client on review.
Constitutional Law Expert Professor Pierre de Vos says former President Jacob Zuma’s next step could be to ask the court for a permanent stay of prosecution. The NPA on Friday announced that Zuma will be prosecuted of 16 charges.
Bilateral relations between the UK and Russia are at their lowest in years, thanks to persistent sense of deep mistrust between the two strong nations.
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution says prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma is long over-due. This after the NPA announce that Zuma is to be prosecuted on 16 charges of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering relating to the multi-billion rand arms deal in the late 1990s.
Racism squanders human potential. That is how struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada summed up the devastating effects of racism which continues to rear its head in our country and around the world. In his recent book, Critique of Black Reason, Professor Achille Mbembe says that “taken to its limits, race becomes a perverse complex of fears […]
The rising death toll of the listeriosis outbreak should be a wake-up call not only to South Africa, but Africa as a whole.
South Africa has had the biggest listeriosis outbreak in the world that resulted in more than 180 deaths to date.
Conflicts of interests are one of the main reasons for unethical conduct which leads to corruption by South African elected and public representatives, whether at local council, provincial legislature or national parliament level.
Consequent to the Budget speech by now former Finance Minister, Melusi Gigaba to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from 14% to 15%, there has been a widespread protestation.
If you want economic change in South Africa, create a crisis – then stand by to negotiate a way out of it.
Cape Town could become the world’s first major city to run out of water – what’s been termed Day Zero.
Not many political parties can get as lucky as the African National Congress (ANC).
Political analyst Livhuwani Ndou says Cyril Ramaphosa may have included certain people that he didn’t like in the reshuffle for the interest of unity in the African National Congress (ANC) and to cover some alliance partners.
SA’s ruling party, the ANC glossed over the causes of what nearly degenerated into a political crisis following its momentary affray with former president Jacob Zuma over his removal from office.
South Africa’s 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%. Sibonelo Radebe asked Muneer Hassan to make sense of the tax increases.
The 2018 budget speech presented by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba as his maiden (and probably his last), was encouraging in many ways but so much so in the content than in the delivery itself. Sonorously, due to the cloud hanging over his shoulder, Gigaba didn’t bring his “A game” to present the heartening news to […]