Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's interviews in London this week reveals a growing impatience outside South Africa with the lack of symbolic and visible progress to claw back the losses from the past decade.
It's been a long, hard and expensive slog, but next week former president Jacob Zuma will finally get what he's always wanted: his day in court.
Helen Zille’s return to DA politics is an unabashed challenge to the Mmusi Maimane doctrine. There are stark differences between two prevailing schools of thought in the party. Only one will survive, writes Pieter du Toit.
The DA's leadership election in 2015 was an unnatural event. Helen Zille's hand was forced when she wasn't ready to leave. Four years later and it's clear she regrets her decision, writes Pieter du Toit.
As South Africa’s Springbok rugby team vies for victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament, it is worthwhile to reflect on the historical substance of sports unity since 1994.
The inspector-general of intelligence's (IGI) report into the SARS investigative unit was the basis on which all other adverse findings against SARS was made. But court papers now reveal how the IGI was handed evidence which was never considered.
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Recent developments have exposed deep seated divisions in the DA on which direction it should take ideologically to renew its legitimacy as an opposition party capable of winning elections.
Helen Zille, the former DA leader en until recently premier of the Western Cape, is seeking to make a dramatic return to active politics and has agreed to be nominated for the position of the DA's federal chairperson. She explains to Pieter du Toit that the conflict in the party is one between racial nationalists and democratic liberals.
Operatives of the State Security Agency (SSA), the Public Protector, two former Sunday Times journalists, agents of multi-national tobacco company British American Tobacco, former SARS officials and crime intelligence cops are being investigated by the inspector-general of intelligence (IGI) for their role in the SARS "rogue unit" debacle.
A new post-state capture narrative seems to be developing, one in which not only the existence of the damaging phenomenon of capture is being disputed, but where the actions of those who enabled it are being whitewashed.
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Boys make up part of the 41 583 rapes committed in SA over the 2018/2019 period.
Teens are pledging to not have children until governments address climate change.
Mercedes-Benz have now upgraded its GLC with a host of new changes.
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There is no doubt that young people in South Africa face a myriad of problems: high unemployment, poor educational outcomes, various forms of poverty, and less than ideal mental and physical health, including high rates of HIV.
As far as news weeks go, and compared to his American and British counterparts, President Cyril Ramaphosa has had a fairly easy week.
Whether successful or not – and most impeachments are not – the fallout will be deep and enduring. The impediments, even if Trump did commit a high crime in his diplomatic dealings with Ukraine, are considerable.
South Africa is in the process of a political realignment. The prevailing trend in this realignment is the growth of the extremes in our politics at the expense of our more centrist parties.
Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow won't have wiggle room in arguing for a deviation from a life sentence for rape after his version of events that he acted "impulsively" was rejected by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe will be laid to rest with a number of leaders in attendance including President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Those that have experienced the misrule and tyranny of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe have a duty to correct the false eulogies and hagiographies now being peddled about that country's former president. And the only lesson to learn form Mugabe is how not to run a country, writes Kevin Malunga.
Here’s why we think a Tshwane tenderpreneur's R15m paid to EFF-linked companies was corrupt.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally launched his first initiative on service delivery, giving the nation an indicator to assess his performance. Mpumelelo Mkhabela says his most important challenge is to prove Khawuleza is not one of the many we have seen before.
Almost 85% of the informal settlers in Windhoek do not own the land they occupy. Most have limited access to public municipal services.
The EFF, an organisation that styles itself as the leaders of the deferred socialist and agrarian revolution which will end economic hardship in South Africa, seems to be discharging its load of vitriol, populism and racism in all directions every second day.
It is irrefutable that, despite many challenges, Prince Buthelezi held the IFP together. As he signed off, it was the manner of the leadership transition that captured many people’s attention.
The Constitution sets the bar, but can our spies and our state rise to the challenge?
SA distributes 17 million social grants every month. Here's how some beneficiaries are using their grants to establish businesses and grow their income.
Cape TownGoldman Tech ResourcingR500 000.00 - R600 000.00 Per Year
Cape TownTop Vending - Nespresso
Cape Town CBDLiberty Financial Advisers
R 2 350 000
R 2 995 000
R 5 250 000
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