Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Major project is expected to improve infrastructure and make Mthatha and its surrounds a tourism mecca.
One way Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan can ease SA’s fiscal pressure is by halting the proposed Wild Coast N2 highway, which could cost over R8bn to construct.
Mineral Commodities Ltd (MRC) held their AGM in Perth last week. People gathered outside in solidarity with the Amadiba community against MRC's Xolobeni mine plans on the Wild Coast of SA - an ongoing conflict that has led to violence and murder. Watch.
No one has been arrested for the assassination of an activist opposed to the Xolobeni mining scheme. The company's shareholders must play their part, says a social worker.
Eighty-two civil society organisations have condemned the murder of an anti-mining activist on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, and called for all mining applications to be suspended.
Sanral has justified embarking on the N2 Wild Coast road project by saying it will alleviate high unemployment – it forecasts direct job creation for 8 000 people on a full-time basis over the construction period of four to five years.
A helicopter carrying four men lost communication and crashed after encountering bad weather near Port St Johns.
An analyst looks at the massively complicated issue of the realignment of the N2 via Pondoland, a controversial project driven by Sanral CEO Nazir Alli.
It’s a dangerous business, opposing power that walks hand in hand with profit, says Mandi Smallhorne.
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