Analysis

Small-scale farmers should be at the centre of land reform

2018-04-17 08:47

One million new jobs can be created in agriculture and this can be achieved if small-scale, or smallholder black farmers become key beneficiaries of redistributive land reform in rural South Africa, writes Ben Cousins.

Obstacles facing a young black farmer in South Africa: a personal story

2018-04-13 13:13

Land redistribution will fail if the country doesn’t improve support for small and emerging black farmers who should be allocated a prime role in any reform process, writes Mnqobi Ngubane.

Do South Africans each guzzle 235 litres of water per day?

2018-04-12 15:00

Debating South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation Address, Salga president Parks Tau noted that the country’s water consumption far exceeds international benchmarks. Africa Check investigates the claim.

4 ways Zuma could postpone justice in his corruption case

2018-04-06 11:11

Political and legal experts believe that former president Jacob Zuma's court appearance is only the beginning of a long legal battle.

10 things you should know about The State vs Jacob Zuma

2018-04-06 05:46

From the DA's battle to get him charged for corruption to a surprising legal about-turn, here are 10 things you should know about the case against Jacob Zuma.

 

 

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Africa Check: SA's serial murder and rape 'ranking' not supported by data

2018-04-10 10:16

Does South Africa rank among the world’s worst three countries – after the US and Russia – for serial murders and rapes? Africa Check digs into the data.

Timeline: Jacob Zuma gets his day in court

2018-04-06 07:55

A timeline of developments that led to corruption allegations against Zuma to the NPA dropping charges against him and then later, reinstating them.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive

2018-04-04 08:41

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's life has been overburdened by tragedies and dramas, and the expectations of a world hungry for godlike heroes on whom to pin all its dreams, writes Shireen Hassim.

Madikizela-Mandela: Guided by courage, never without humour

2018-04-02 19:39

Former president Nelson Mandela's description of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela perhaps best explains the charcter that was beloved by so many but was often followed by controversy: someone who let herself be guided by her passion and the courage of her convictions.

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Madikizela-Mandela: Guided by courage, never without humour

2018-04-02 19:39

Former president Nelson Mandela's description of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela perhaps best explains the charcter that was beloved by so many but was often followed by controversy: someone who let herself be guided by her passion and the courage of her convictions.

Ramaphosa has started the clean up job. But can he turn the state around?

2018-03-28 11:25

Ramaphosa’s easiest task will be to win the next election. But history will judge him on his ability to do something much bigger: rendering the South Africa state one that is not only capable, but genuinely developmental, writes Roger Southall.

What we know about wealth in South Africa and who owns it

2018-03-23 11:15

Bearing the limitations of the available data in mind, three recent reports help to illuminate our understanding of wealth and its distribution in South Africa.

Survey shows Zuma and ANC's mutual dance to the bottom

2018-03-12 08:26

Opinion polls have clearly shown the sharp decline in citizens’ approval of Jacob Zuma’s performance as president over the past three years. What has been less clear is the impact on the ANC, writes Robert Mattes.

Why the listeriosis outbreak is 'just the tip of the iceberg'

2018-03-08 19:00

South Africa was this week rocked by the revelation of something that food safety experts have been saying for years: what we're eating could be killing us.

Measuring the (black) middle class: What are the facts?

2018-03-07 09:07

A decrease in poverty and growing middle class are widely seen as desirable features of an economy. In South Africa, the growth of the black middle class in particular is used as a yardstick of sorts of the government’s economic policy since 1994.

Bheki Cele is back with the police: Why he's the right man for the job

2018-02-27 13:07

From Minister "Fear Fokkol" to Minister "Shoot to kill", South Africa has a new police minister and, despite a past of dodgy tender dealings, he is probably the right man for the job.

Jail time for all racists? Here's what the law says

2018-03-28 16:30

Could the Vicki Momberg judgment pave the way for more racists to be criminally prosecuted? Constitutional expert Phephelaphi Dube sheds light on the issue.

From floods to drought, what we learned in Water Week

2018-03-26 10:19

If any good has come out of the Western Cape drought, it is that it has focused our minds on the true value of water in a way that little else could have done as effectively.

5 questions about Zuma's prosecution answered

2018-03-17 10:36

National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams has announced that prosecuting authorities intend to proceed against former president Jacob Zuma with charges of corruption, fraud, money laundering and racketeering. When and how did the saga begin?

Land debate is clouded by misrepresentation and lack of data

2018-03-09 08:34

Sadly, few contributions to the public debate are informed by the available evidence. And poorly informed commentators often misrepresent the issues, writes Ben Cousins.

GRAPHIC: All the changes Ramaphosa made to Cabinet

2018-02-27 15:12

President Cyril Ramaphosa made sweeping changes to Cabinet on Monday night. See here who is in and who is out in one simple graphic.

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