South Africa: #CapeWaterGate - the Cape Town Swimming Pools You Can Splash Around in This Summer
By now, the idea of your own private pool should be a distant memory - or a great big eyesore in the middle of your garden. There are, however, plenty of shared spaces as an… Read more »
South Africa: Bid to Prosecute President's Son Fits Private Prosecution Bill
AfriForum might have to jump through legal hurdles to prosecute Duduzane Zuma, but they appear to have found the right target for its first private prosecution team's case. That's… Read more »
South Africa: Cabinet Reshuffle 2.0 - Blowback From Across Political Landscape
President Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday morning raised hackles across the political landscape, with the South African Communist Party (SACP)… Read more »
South Africa: Fact-Checking Claims About Prosecuting President Jacob Zuma
Since the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed President Jacob Zuma's bid to appeal against the High Court judgment which declared invalid the decision to drop charges of corruption,… Read more »
South Africa: Why Won't Zuma Step Down?
If the ANC's Integrity Commission had any lingering doubts, Friday's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment confirming the reinstatement of 18 charges of 783 counts against… Read more »
South Africa: Analysis - Currently Undecided Voters Could Decide SA's Future in 2019 and Beyond
If one is foolish enough to try to determine certain outcomes from our current political equations, a number of important variables will become apparent. There are so many moving… Read more »
South Africa: Philanthropy and Universities - Supporting South Africa's Engine Room of New Ideas
A country that is not producing new knowledge can only sink into oblivion as it has merely to copy others rather than find solutions for its own context. Universities are the… Read more »
South Africa: Cabinet Reshuffle Appears to Strengthen Zuma's Hand
South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande, who recently emerged as a strong critic of President Jacob Zuma's administration, has lost his Cabinet post. In a… Read more »
South Africa: Why Does the Govt Hold On to the National Carrier?
It is a truism that governments have no business running an airline. The airline industry is notoriously capital and skills intensive and yet has hair-thin margins. By GUY LEITCH. Read more »
South Africa: Maritzburg College - How Behind the Education Curve Are We?
A school in Maritzburg College's position could redeem its reputation as a place of relevant learning by challenging opinionated students to defend their views in the public square… Read more »
South Africa: Could Towing an Iceberg to Cape Town Help Solve Future Water Problems?
Every time South Africa suffers a serious drought, it doesn't take long for someone to suggest that an iceberg should be towed from Antarctica to be tapped as a water source. It… Read more »
South Africa: New Tuberculosis Drugs Are More Effective and May Be Less Toxic. Why Are They Still Unavailable?
The start of 2017 saw concern over a sharp increase in the rise of drug- resistant TB in South Africa. TB is killing millions each year. Last week, Médecins Sans… Read more »
South Africa: National Prosecutions Authority Must Act Speedily to Finalise Zuma Case
On Friday the Supreme Court of Appeal set aside the withdrawal of criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma. Hopefully the matter that has caused undue and unnecessary strain… Read more »
South Africa: Life Esidimeni - Ex MEC Needs to Be Put On the Stand
The Life Esidimeni arbitration, aimed at promoting restorative justice for relatives of the 141 mentally ill patients who died, entered its second week on Monday. Families have had… Read more »
South Africa: South Affrica Fails to Exploit Free Trade Agreement Access to Massive EU Market
One year into an historical free trade agreement which significantly increased access to the world's largest market, South Africa has fallen far short of exploiting its full new… Read more »
South Africa: ANC Leadership Race - in Limpopo, Dlamini Zuma Attacks the Demon of Tribalism
ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma took the battle to her opponent Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's home ground in Limpopo this weekend, where she preached unity and… Read more »
South Africa: Salga - Specialised Unit Recommended to Tackle Murder and Intimidation of Councillors
Sixty-five percent of municipal officials would be encouraged to quit their jobs as a result of direct threats of violence, South African Local Government Association CEO Xolile… Read more »
South Africa: School Taught Me to Be an Independent Thinker and to Leave a Mark
The difficulty and beauty of developing young independent thinkers is that they will make their mark by challenging inequity and pushing for change to build inclusivity at schools. Read more »
South Africa: ANC Leadership Race - Court Applications As Politics By Other Means
The road to the ANC's December conference appears to be lined with court cases. Hardly a day goes by without the news that someone or other has lawyered up and taken someone else… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe - On Mugabe's Directive, Crackdown On Desperate Vendors Begins
Scores of pushcarts full of vegetables and fruit are pulled by their owners as they move around selling in the Harare Central Business District. Car boots are packed with clothes… Read more »
South Africa: Right of Reply - Gun-Free Proponents Make Emotional Claims
Gun Free South Africa staffers Peter Storey and Adele Kirsten recently published a short op-ed in Daily Maverick bemoaning the recent killings involving firearms in Marikana in… Read more »
South Africa: Festival of Lights - Triumph of Righteousness and Morality in South Africa
There is an urgent need to revert to basic values of sharing and caring - uplifting the poor and disadvantaged in a severely fractured society. The festival of Diwali provides one… Read more »
South Africa: The Devil Won't Answer Your Prayers
In South Africa, we have too much and too little faith in people. Too much in those with power, and too little in those with none. Read more »
South Africa: When Will We Wake Up and Reform Our Crooked Electoral System?
Without individual accountability of politicians there is no way of stopping rampant corruption, state-sponsored crime and fraudulent activities. Read more »
South Africa: The Urgent Need to Reclaim Our Country and Hammer Out a Vision Together
This is the moment to restore the Sovereignty of the Citizenry over its Servant - the Government. Let the people organise themselves in their provinces and their organised… Read more »
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