OPINION: For Mandela’s sake, progressive world must expel Israeli envoys over apartheid against Palestine
The status of women in the South African economy is a matter that needs robust attention and engagement at all levels of society and implementation, writes Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality Lindiwe Ntuli-Tloubatla.
Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes the first female president in Tanzania taking over from President John Magufuli who died on 17 March 2021.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the government is making every effort to bring new power generation capacity online in the shortest possible time.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the government is making every effort to bring new power generation capacity online in the shortest possible time. In his weekly letter to the nation, Ramaphosa acknowledged the disruption and inconvenience caused by load shedding.
Political analyst Ralph Mathekga has warned that the financial resources of many political parties will dwindle after the Political Party Funding Act takes effect on the first of next month.
Technological development – the 21st century’s singular most defining phenomenon – continues to determine the reconfiguration of a constantly globalizing world in ways that alter virtually all aspects of our everyday lives.
The challenges in institutions of higher learning require the utmost unity of party members in its leadership and those deployed in government to ensure the full resolute implementation of free quality education in South Africa, writes Cebolenkosi Khumalo.
Namibia celebrates its 31st independence day this month. But Namibians are not in a festive mood. A 2019 survey by Afrobarometer, the independent African research network, showed a significant loss of trust in the country’s governance.
Ghana generates over 80% of its export revenues from three primary commodities - gold, crude oil and cocoa.
The 2020 Global Terrorism Index identified Nigeria as the third most country affected by terrorism.
Nigeria has started to vaccinate people after receiving its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. Virologist and senior research fellow Dr Solomon Bakarey provides some insights on how the country should go about the rollout plan.
The longest upswing in the South African economy in the last three decades was when it grew at an average rate of 4% per annum between 1998 and 2008. The 2008 global recession ended this 11-year growth period. The country hasn’t seen sustained periods of growth since.
Ugandan journalists are subject to state intimidation and violence almost on a daily basis.
As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps across Africa, bringing steep increases in infections and deaths, the battle between facts and conspiracies – especially around the safety of COVID vaccines – has also intensified.
The Commonwealth, an association of 54 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific, has always been a rather mysterious organisation, writes Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor of British and Commonwealth History, School of Advanced Study.
The UN-led Libya Forum elected an interim government made up of four leaders in an effort to steer the country towards a smooth passage of peace till December when the war-torn country goes to the polls.
The African Population Health Research Centre, based in Kenya, has been mining data across 47 countries in Africa, tracking differences in COVID-19 infection, illness and deaths among men and women. Sylvia Muyingo lays-out their key findings and explains why tracking these data is important.
In football, no matter how powerful any team is, there can never be definite final score predictions until the final whistle has gone after 90 minutes of play. That seems to be the case when it comes to the much-anticipated CAF Presidential Elections on March 12.
Former President Jacob Zuma's alleged contempt of court and his defiance to appear before the State Capture Commission are two distinct separate matters.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our lives. One effect that could yet be seen might be the development of bacterial resistance to disinfectants, as a result of the overuse of substandard disinfectants.
Finance minister Tito Mboweni, must ensure that his budget not only deals with the unprecedented emergency brought about by COVID-19 but also ensures that the delivery of basic human rights, as per the country’s constitution, remains a priority , writes Shenilla Mohamed – Executive Director, Amnesty International South Africa
Government must invest in reliable food access and distribution partnerships, involving civil society organizations and private sector to speed up the process of reaching millions of hungry South Africans write Mthandazo Ndlovu Hlahla, Governance and Strategic Alliances Programme Manager Oxfam South Africa
A people’s budget would be a budget that recognises that millions of people in South Africa are living in crisis.
The state has no choice but to extend the SRoD to women, urges the Director of Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute in Johannesburg, Isobel Frey.
Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon. South Africa adopted the framework in 1998.
The drug whoonga has plagued South African communities for at least a decade, yet only gained significant public attention when it appeared more visibly in the inner-city and surrounding suburbs of Durban, the major city in the country’s KwaZulu-Natal province.
Somali government troops have clashed with opposition supporters on the streets of Mogadishu amid growing anger over delayed elections.
Located in Tanzania, with a height of almost 6 000 metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain. Over the years, there’s been extensive urbanisation and development at the base of the mountain, which could change what lives on the mountain.
The South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) says it's deeply concerned and disappointed by the ethical breaches in the opinion piece by veteran investigative journalist Jacques Pauw.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has, since the advent of coronavirus, offered South Africa a truly exemplary leadership.