South Africa: LGE 2016 - ANC Claws Back With Race Baiting, Veterans and the Dab
Had the local government elections happened in April instead of August, the ANC would have been fighting fires over the Constitutional Court judgement on Nkandla and the backlash… Read more »
South Africa: What's in a (Street) Name? Pretoria Belongs to All Who Live in It
It comes as no surprise that those who have entrenched their identity in a community will go to great lengths to protect that privilege. That is the prevailing fact in Tshwane… Read more »
South Africa: Rio 2016 - South Africa At the Games - All the Times, Events and Highlights
The Olympic schedule is a smörgåsbord of action and the time difference will make you cringe. South Africa has entered a team of over 130 athletes (a big chunk of those… Read more »
South Africa: Does South Africa Have a Foreign Policy?
In a new book, veteran Africa correspondent Liesl Louw-Vaudran tries to explain South African foreign policy, especially as it manifests on the African continent. Her conclusion?… Read more »
South Africa: Van Graan and Richards Pay Back the Funny - and the Curry
With a play called Pay Back The Curry, it would be easy to fill a review with quips about it being red hot, spicy and full of flavour. Read more »
Lesotho: A Lesotho Reporter Recounts Hours of Tense and Intimidating Interrogation
The trouble started at about 17:00 on June 23, when my phone rang while I was having my hair done at Maseru's My Vision salon. It was a police officer, Senior Superintendent Teboho… Read more »
South Africa: EFF's Floyd Shivambu - the Man Behind the Man Behind the Man
Floyd Shivambu, deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters, is leading his outfit's election campaign for Johannesburg. He and the party believe they will triple the support… Read more »
South Africa: The Final 10 Days, With Party Turbulence Ahead
We are now in the most crucial, most important, and most critical phase of the 2016 local government elections. The ANC has come slightly later than usual to the campaigning party… Read more »
South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal - All Quiet On the Eastern Front As Ramaphosa Meets 'Clever Blacks'
The disenchantment of the middle class is often cited as a contributor to the downward slide in the ANC's popularity in urban areas. KwaZulu-Natal bucked the trend in the last… Read more »
South Africa: Weapon of Mass Instruction - Apartheid SA's Nuclear Arsenal in Mixed Media
Artist Vincent Bezuidenhout's latest exhibition, Fail Deadly, examines the country's clandestine nuclear weapons programme in the 1970s and '80s. But, more important, it asks who… Read more »
South Africa: Zuma Electioneers in Cape Town, With Fransman in Tow - 'The DA Has Failed Cape Town'
The president whose face is splashed on ANC election posters across Cape Town, and at the airport, came to town himself on Thursday. President Jacob Zuma's motorcade zipped across… Read more »
South Africa: Understanding the Cost of Electricity From Medupi, Kusile and Ipps
In order to understand and compare the cost of electricity from a power plant, whether it is coal-fired, nuclear, hydro, gas, wind or solar, one needs to look further than simply… Read more »
South Africa: The Untouchables - Is Marius Fransman Back in the Game?
Many were surprised to see an embattled and yet beaming ANC Western Cape Chairperson Marius Fransman hitting the campaign trail in Philippi Cape Town alongside President Jacob Zuma… Read more »
South Africa: Rio Olympics - How Do 2016 World Track Leading Times Compare to the Records?
The Olympics are two weeks away and we're all swotting up on everything from records to medal hopefuls. In the first of a series of three, ANTOINETTE MULLER looks at how 2016… Read more »
South Africa: Murder, Inc - NPA Appeals Oscar's 'Shockingly Lenient' Six-Year Sentence
The National Prosecuting Authority on Thursday announced it would appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, calling it shockingly lenient. While… Read more »
South Africa: Finding the Sweet Spot in Sugar Tax
Introducing a sugar tax isn't necessarily a bad thing. But it does require careful implementation in order to be effective. By SALIEM FAKIR, NAN TIAN and TATJANA VON BORMANN. Read more »
South Africa: Hlaudi's Humpty Dumpty Day
The crisis around the SABC, its politically motivated decisions and its Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has become so acute it has forced people like Trade Union… Read more »
South Africa: SABC Buckles, but Crisis Isn't Broken
The SABC has finally buckled. Those challenging the public broadcaster's decision to ban footage of violent protests scored two victories on Wednesday. The SABC has agreed to a… Read more »
South Africa: Bigger Than the Weather - a Corporate Cover-Up On the High Seas
In 2015, after three South African seamen went missing somewhere in the vastness of the Southern Ocean, their families tried to trace their final movements. Uncovering the truth… Read more »
South Africa: 'I Am Full of Despair' - Burundian Refugees Tell Their Stories
Since the latest outbreak of instability in Burundi, more than a quarter of a million citizens have fled the country - many for the second or third time. But life isn't necessarily… Read more »
South Africa: Landmark Ruling Provides Legal Clarity for Women's Right to Tenure On Farms
The devastating impact on the family of a worker who had lived on a Citrusdal farm for almost 40 years before he was dismissed and evicted, potentially leaving his wife, children… Read more »
South Africa: The Agony and the Ecstasy - Luminous Cast Bring Play About Mental Illness Hauntingly to Life
While Lara Foot is undoubtedly a deeply political playwright, director and theatre maker, her latest work, The Inconvenience of Wings, offers a fractured and intimately personal… Read more »
South Africa: South Africa in Crisis - Is There a Way Out?
Anyone wishing to see a transition from the Jacob Zuma-led ANC needs to go beyond "talking truth to power" and calling on the President to resign. We saw, in the wake of the… Read more »
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