OPINION: Appeal by China’s President for true multilateralism must be embraced

22 September 2021, 5:16 PM
During the 76th session of the UN General Assembly this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an impassioned plea to the international community to improve global governance and commit to practicing “true multilateralism”.
Urgent NEC meeting a sign of desperation: Analyst 16 December 2017, 1:13 PM

Labour analyst Terry Bell says the fact that members of the ANC National Executive Committee have been holding an emergency meeting ahead of the party's national elective conference is a clear indication that the ruling party is in serious trouble.

Leadership battle 15 December 2017, 6:02 PM

What will no doubt occupy centre stage at the 54th National Congress of the ANC, is the contestation between the two front-runners for the position of Leader of the ANC, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa. The strengths and weaknesses of both candidates have been well documented, and the question that must be answered is whether […]

Will the good leaders of the ANC please stand up 15 December 2017, 3:03 PM

I first heard of the ANC in 1952, I was doing my standard six when members of the Defiance Campaign were visiting my school. Until that time, I had not heard anyone challenge the apartheid massage that blacks where inferior to whites. The message they preached captured me. When I got to high school, I […]

South Africa needs electoral reform, but president’s powers need watching 15 December 2017, 8:20 AM

Within a short time, the 4000 odd delegates to South Africa’s governing African National Congress’s 54th National Conference will elect a new party leader.

Who benefits if the ANC conference collapses 13 December 2017, 7:02 PM

Professor Lesiba Tefo speaks about the chances of the ANC elective conference collapsing and who stands to benefit if it does:

Trump, Putin must bring Kim Jong-Un to the table 12 December 2017, 9:35 AM

Social scientists frequently talk about a rapidly changing world in the 21st century. Attributed to this phenomenon is technological development across the globe, which has weaved together the international community into one global village.

The ANC leadership race will go down to the wire: here’s why 9 December 2017, 12:15 PM

The suspense is tangible as the African National Congress (ANC) – South Africa’s former liberation movement that’s turned into a tired governing party – approaches its fiercely contested 2017 elective conference.

Religious bodies must lead fight against LGBTIQ 7 December 2017, 6:38 PM

The 16 Days of Activism against Women and Children abuse raises one particular question for me: 'What is the responsibility of religious bodies/organisations and traditional entities in combating gender-based violence and hate crimes?'

USA must extradite whistle-blower Rodchenkov to Moscow to test his doping claims 6 December 2017, 2:57 PM

Sport, that vocation meant to bring people together different people and nations in a harmonious and healthy competition, is constantly under severe pressure from external forces such as politics to bend its own rules.

Open letter on Selborne College poster controversy 5 December 2017, 6:30 PM

Letter to the Editor   I woke up to tweet on Saturday morning referencing something negative about Selborne College, East London’s “prestigious” all-boys school which I attended from 1992 to 1996. I immediately went to reading about the poster controversy where a matric pupil used as inspiration Sam Nzima’s iconic image of Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying […]

Metsimaholo election results and SACP support 1 December 2017, 7:00 AM

On November 29 elections were held across all the wards in Metsimaholo local municipality. The election followed the dissolution of the local council after it failed to pass a municipal budget. In the 2016 Local Government Elections no single party obtain a majority of votes or control of the local council. At that stage the […]

Residents living in 10% of SA’s municipalities to face dry Christmas 29 November 2017, 12:09 PM

Residents living in 10% of South Africa's municipalities face a dry December as their supplies of water services are restricted.

Land governance is key to Africa’s transformation 14 November 2017, 4:20 PM

The Africa Land Policy Centre (formerly the Land Policy Initiative) in collaboration with partner organizations will hold an International Conference on November 14-17, 2017 in Addis Ababa.

High levels of mistrust affect ANC: Mathekga 13 November 2017, 8:55 AM

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga says high levels of mistrust are deeply affecting the African National Congress (ANC) branch nomination process.

Donald Trump must tone down his bellicose rhetoric for peace’s sake 8 November 2017, 4:30 PM

Donald Trump, the US president taken to communicating government standpoint through twitter, is rapidly proving to be a singular most threat to world peace.

South Africa shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks 7 November 2017, 7:17 AM

Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK's House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money laundering and illicit financial transactions centred around South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.

How digital technology can help reinvent basic education in Africa 6 November 2017, 8:24 AM

African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done.

Africa lags behind in infrastructure development 3 November 2017, 8:26 PM

Cape Town has just played host to the First African Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance, the first of two in Sub-Saharan Africa.

America’s options in Niger: join forces to reduce tensions, or fan the flames 3 November 2017, 10:44 AM

A US army team carry the remains of Sgt. Dustin Wright, one of the soldiers killed in Niger. Reuters/Aaron J. Jenne/US Air Force Yvan Guichaoua, University of Kent and Andrew Lebovich, Columbia University Numerous reports have appeared recently about beefing up US military presence in Niger, and potentially allowing American forces to more actively target […]

Finance minister fails to come up with the goods 30 October 2017, 2:09 PM

Given the gloomy political and economic environment in South Africa a great deal was expected from Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s first budgetary statement. The Conversation’s Sibonelo Radebe asked Owen Skae to rate the medium term budget statement What are your general impressions of the speech? The minister’s opening remarks were encouraging but in the final analysis, […]

Why African countries banning imports of fruit and veg is a blunt tool 20 March 2017, 8:09 AM

Zambia’s government has just banned the imports of some farm produce as a way of promoting the growth of the agriculture sector.

2010 World Cup – African Football denying realities, still 13 August 2010, 12:13 AM

Africa’s splendour reigns supreme in the eyes of the world after the successful organization and hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, but its shame and failure lurks in the shadows!