Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says the ATM should have waited for the Constitutional Court judgment regarding donations for the CR17 campaign before tabling a motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Political analyst Ebrahim Fakir says although the vote of no confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa comes at a time when he's in a position of vulnerability, it's unlikely to succeed.
Evidence suggests the coronavirus is deterring would-be parents from conceiving in most of Europe, but especially in the southern countries - from Italy to Greece - where safety nets are weakest and the birth rate was already in strong decline.
As we continue our efforts to manage the devastating coronavirus pandemic, we cannot ignore the other public health challenges that our country faces.
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the projected course of public health resources and existing HIV campaigns.
Extreme heat is a serious hazard to people’s health. It affects the cardiovascular system and is particularly dangerous for the elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions.
The Trump administration’s “America First” foreign policy also meant disengaging from its obligations to Africa, which he infamously referred to as “shit-hole countries”.
In an open letter to SABC top management, former GCEO of the public broadcaster Wynand Harmse expressed his views on the importance of the organisation in South Africa.
In 2010, the United Nations recognised access to clean water and sanitation as a fundamental human right. However, over 4.1 billion people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, still do not have access to this human right.
Recent developments regarding the case involving Prophet Sheppard Bushiri and his wife Mary have created a diplomatic nightmare, mainly for the Republic of South Africa. Revelations that the Bushiris were issued with diplomatic passports are fuel in the already raging inferno.
Medicinal plants are gradually gaining prominence in scientists’ search for potential treatment agents for COVID-19.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says despite the groundswell of public support for the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against GBV, we are still, unfortunately, a long way from realising a world free of sexism, discrimination and violence against women and girls.
It is nearly three decades since the United Nations first initiated the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
Recently, local companies like DNAnalysis and Be Happy To Be You have started to offer genetic testing, ranging from ancestry to nutrigenetics (what your genes say you should and should not eat) and health screenings.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the head of the inquiry into allegations that the South African state was “captured” and repurposed to benefit private interests during former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure (May 2009 to February 2018), has dismissed Zuma’s application for his recusal.
At the core of the current war between the Ethiopian central government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front is the realignment of politics and the contest for political hegemony.
A new military conflict is sadly unfolding in the Horn of Africa. On November 4th, 2020, a military conflict erupted between the forces of the federal government of Ethiopia and the regional government of Tigray, in the country’s North.
BRICS member-states meet today (Tuesday) at a crucial time when the formulation of strategic alliances has become irrefutably of paramount importance.
Kimi Makwetu, who passed away on 11 November 2020 after a battle with lung cancer, was the quintessential civil servant who took his job as South Africa’s auditor-general seriously and threw every sinew of his being into it.
African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. Though painful, they were a vital part of the successful public health response mounted by many African leaders.
South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed his commitment to implement a new subsidy for the country’s minibus taxi sector. For the first time, he also provided a timeline for the proposal, promising to work with the national treasury and the taxi sector to put the subsidy in place by April 2021.
Issues pertaining to people with disabilities come into sharp focus as South Africa marks National Disability Rights Awareness Month that started from 3 November to 3 December 2020.
The American public has had its say and for the first time in a generation denied a sitting president a second term.
Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day, which commemorates the discovery by Sir Ronald Ross on 20 August 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria parasites to humans.
Elections are the quintessential arbiter of political contestation within democratic countries. This is a path Tanzania has followed for the past 25 years, since it first held its first multiparty elections in 1995.
Women are 49.6% of the world’s population. An estimated 70% of the health and social care workforce are women; they deliver care to around 5 billion people. Women are also at the front-line of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic – as health caregivers, researchers, scientists and policymakers.
It was in his 1985 January 8 statement of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) when the late leader of the party, Oliver Reginald Tambo, instructed the youth of South Africa to render the country ungovernable.
Finally, the US has carried out its threat to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, better known as the INF Treaty.
Every day, in every part of the country, millions of our citizens use taxis, buses or trains to get to work, go to school, transport goods or go to centres where they can shop, visit clinics or get social support.
The issue of land reform needs to be tackled with sensitivity, sensibility and within the full ambit of the law. While we cannot afford to ignore the issue any longer, neither can we tackle it with recklessness.