South Africa: Political Culture of Brics Is a Concern
BRICS seems to be politically toxic, with no overwhelming economic benefits for members. Read more »
South Africa: Audit Profession Needs a New Dawn
The audit profession needs a new and different regulatory framework, new legislation and a new and effective Independent Regulatory Board, with total legal and financial liability… Read more »
South Africa: #FeesMustFall - Free Education Is Here, but Where Are the Students Who Fought for It?
#FeesMustFall activists face criminal charges, long drawn-out court trials and prospects of unemployment. By NKATEKO MABASA. Read more »
South Africa: Linking SARS Boss Tom Moyane to Gupta Refund Payment Is Malicious, Disingenuous
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has noted with some dismay the Daily Maverick report that SARS boss, Tom Moyane, paid an illegal VAT refund to the Guptas, and alleges… Read more »
South Africa: Too Many Children Have Died in Unsafe Schools
Our new president and minister of basic education must truly commit to fixing schools rather than permitting problematic legal challenges to go ahead against legitimately… Read more »
South Africa: Why Australia's Offer of Humanitarian Protection to White SA Farmers Is Distasteful and Smacks of Racism
Australia has detained asylum seekers for years on remote Pacific Ocean Island, Nauru, yet is now proclaiming to offer humanitarian protection to white South African farmers who… Read more »
South Africa: Transport - Blade Nzimande's Road Ahead Is Filled With Potholes That Need Fixing
Newly appointed Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, has a Herculean job ahead of him. BHEKI SIMELANE asked road users to give Nzimande some direction. Read more »
South Africa: Biofuel From Sugarcane - Why Is SA Not Rushing Ahead?
Support for diversification of the sugar industry provides a superb and immediate opportunity for the government of South Africa under its new president to create thousands of new… Read more »
South Africa: Keeping the Dream Alive - Evelyn Groenink On the Unfinished Business of South African Democracy
Dulcie September was a schoolteacher. She didn't approve of those who didn't finish their homework. In many ways, activist and investigative journalist Evelyn Groenink's detailed… Read more »
South Africa: Parliament - the National Minimum Wage - Ramaphosa's First Real Test
President Cyril Ramaphosa determinedly stays presidentially magnanimous, as his performance showed during the first parliamentary Q&A as head of state on Wednesday. But… Read more »
South Africa: #CapeWatergate - in the End, What Was Day Zero All About?
Now that Day Zero has been pushed back to 2019, it is possible to take a step back, draw breath, and consider Cape Town's water crisis anew. In particular: what was the Day Zero… Read more »
South Africa: Why Adaptability in the Energy Sector Is Key to South Africa's Success
If Numsa is genuinely interested in protecting the very real interests of its members, it would be advisable for them join forces with the renewables sector in exploring how best… Read more »
South Africa: Eleventh-Hour Objection to Renewables Indicates Urgent Need for a Just Energy Transition Plan
We must define the best vision for Renewable Energy: who should build it, who should own it, how it should be run. Then, to determine how we get to this point, we need a Just… Read more »
South Africa: SAA - Futile to Bail Out an Organisation Which Has No Internal and Financial Control
The Auditor-General's damning audit opinion on SAA Group AFS identifies incompetent directors and everything the previous external auditors missed. Read more »
Zambia: Copper Boom Is Back, Will Zambia Benefit?
Today, the prices of copper and cobalt, the minerals in which Zambia has the largest stake, have risen at an unprecedented high rate of $7,000 and $80,000 per tonne respectively.… Read more »
South Africa: Radebe's R56 Billion Renewable Energy Deal On Hold After Court Action
After a two-year delay, contracts with 27 independent power producers that the government has said will create 61,600 jobs and inject R56-billion into the economy were due to be… Read more »
South Africa: Party Funding - Government Makes Concessions On Lifting 'Veil of Secrecy'
Justice Minister Michael Masthua's team buckled in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday and made concessions to the case pushing political parties to disclose private donations. As… Read more »
South Africa: South Africa's Renewable 'Nuclear War'
South Africa's transition away from Jacob Zuma's ignominious bequests of near-concluded nuclear deals is taking shape, but may be far from over. In the past week there were… Read more »
South Africa: The VVIP Airport Terminal Row - Gigaba's Adventurous Relationship With the Truth
Last week Malusi Gigaba, the former finance minister who was recently moved back to his position as Minister of Home Affairs, told a press conference in Parliament that Atul Gupta… Read more »
South Africa: The Sassagate Saga - a Belated Announcement of an Earlier Death of the Spirit
Another sorry instalment in the SassaGate saga took place in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday 6th March. It begged the question: how much longer must the judiciary intervene to… Read more »
South Africa: Cape Town's Drought - the Lessons of the Lessons Unlearnt
Failure to act on the connections between South Africa's droughts and climate change is a tragedy of unlearnt lessons. By JEFF RUDIN. Read more »
Africa: Time to Decolonise Africa and Leapfrog Straight to Renewable Energy Sources
The bitter legacy of Africa's colonial history, deeply embedded in divisive, and extractive political systems continues, in part, at the hands of the coal industry. Resistance is… Read more »
South Africa: Scorpio - Nics Paid R600,000 Into Makwakwa's Account. Today They Are SARS Debt Collectors
On Friday, SARS appointed a debt collector fingered in an alleged money laundering ring linked to Chief Officer Jonas Makwakwa. New Integrated Credit Solutions is now contracted to… Read more »
South Africa: The Comic Absurdity of Day Zero (Episode 3)
Perplexed by the peculiarities of politicians, the egregiousness of experts and the effrontery of the economic elites, over-anxious cartoonist N.D. MAZIN gives up trying to gain… Read more »
South Africa: Looking Skyward Towards African Economic Integration
The recipes for successful regional trade integration are well known. The challenge for policy makers lies in implementation, including accepting that the benefits are rarely… Read more »
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