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 »
Africa: Legal Eastern Markets Are Gutting Africa's Wildlife - Traffic
Quite apart from the decimation of illegal poaching, legal export to Asian markets is tearing the wild heart out of Africa. Each year thousands of tonnes of live animals, bones,… Read more »
South Africa: When Is a School Full?
How do South Africans time and again manage to get so upset over some or other crisis, and how do they want to solve it, if they don't even have the right information? Read more »
South Africa: AB Xuma Primary School - Repeated Sexual Assault of Two Grade 3 Pupils a Betrayal of Trust
The alleged sexual assault of two Grade 3 girls by an investigator from the SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit - who was preparing them to testify in… Read more »
South Africa: George Bizos - Human Rights Don't Stop At the Border
Veteran human rights lawyer and anti-apartheid activist George Bizos is the recipient of the inaugural George Bizos Human Rights Award, inaugurated by the Legal Resources Centre.… 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: Dipping Back Into the Age of Gedleyihlekisa?
When a person leaves power, power leaves them. It leaves them different, weakened, often a shrivelled person. In some cases, they define a particular era. In modern democracies,… 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 »
South Africa: Khoisan Have Been Overshadowed in the Land Debate
Contemporary political discourse around the land question barely mentions Khoekhoe and San people. It is absurd to think you can understand land dispossession associated with… Read more »
South Africa: ANC - Ground-Level Pushback Against Ramaphosa Shows Signs of Gaining Strength
Barely a month after his somewhat ambivalent farewell to the nation, former president Jacob Zuma is back to the tune of Mshini Wami, and it seems his "charm" has outlived his… Read more »
Africa: Some 74,000 Years Ago, Mount Toba Exploded. Our Ancestors Survived a Long, Volcanic Winter
The Mount Toba catastrophe is one of the world's most notorious: it caused a six- to 10-year volcanic winter and a 1,000-year cooling period, and has been blamed for the… Read more »
South Africa: Listeriosis - Vendors Struggle to Maintain Standards in a Time of Drought
Some vendors have raised concerns about how they are to prevent the spread of listeriosis with limited access to water in a time of drought. This follows a visit by MEC for Health… 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: Long Shadow of the Arms Deal - the Murders of Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani, Part 2
For the past 30 years, veteran investigative journalist EVELYN GROENINK has doggedly tried to piece together why ANC Paris representative, Dulcie September, was assassinated on 29… Read more »
Somalia: Somaliland - Between Democracy and Prosperity
Democracy helps keep things together, and radicalism in check, in Somaliland. Democracy in this Muslim country also has to be implemented in an environment beset by poverty, and… Read more »
South Africa: The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas - the Victimhood of Women
So, why is rape and the abuse of women and children not dissipating in our country? One has to ask the question, is it because our men have suffered trauma over many decades? Are… Read more »
South Africa: The Never-Ending Housing Challenge - Reflection On Thembelihle
Despite the encouraging words from the first president of the democratic South Africa on the challenge of housing prior to 1994 and promises for the new era, the country is still… 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: DA in the Age of Ramaphoria - a Tale of Internal Confusion
Two blunders within the last week from the Democratic Alliance tell the story of an opposition party struggling to communicate a coherent message on the country's most charged… Read more »
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