South Africa: Sita/SAPS Capture - Scopa Hearing Marks a Turning Point As Massive Fraud Uncovered
Wednesday's Scopa hearing, supposedly into the South African Police Service's (SAPS) irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, will go down as a turning point in the public… Read more »
South Africa: Trainspotter - Ramaphosaism - Life Under the Next Fearless Leader
Only one African National Congress frontrunner has a comprehensive economic policy. Call it Ramaphosaism. This is a story about what it means. By RICHARD POPLAK. Read more »
Africa: AU/EU Summit - Joint Task Force Planned to Target Modern Slavery
The African Union, the European Union and the United Nations have agreed to establish a joint task force to tackle the scourge of modern slavery which has been revealed by video… Read more »
South Africa: Photographer Ernest Cole - of Bondage and Freedom - Discovery of Trove of Negatives a Game Changer
By the age of 25, when Ernest Cole fled South Africa for exile in New York, he had already cut the template for the way the experience of apartheid would be narrated for decades to… Read more »
South Africa: The 2017 Child Gauge - How We Can Turn Around R300 Billion in Damage to SA's Children
The annual South African Child Gauge has been released, and the results were not surprising: our children are in trouble. But as State Capture becomes an increasingly familiar part… Read more »
South Africa: Death of a Dream - the Short Life and Death of Michael Komape
Michael Komape drowned in the most undignified way - in a pit toilet at his school in Chebeng Village in Polokwane. He was five years old. To most people, our government… Read more »
Zimbabwe: The Purge of Political Players Begins
Five members of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) have been recalled from parliament. By SALLY NKAKANYANGA. Read more »
South Africa: The Road to the ANC Conference Might Be Ruined By Dispute and Confusion - Just Ask Free State
One of the more persistent predictions ahead of the ANC's national conference has been the claim that it could all fall into chaos marred by legal claims and counterclaims,… Read more »
South Africa: Mānuka Honey - Another Miracle Cure That Isn't
Mānuka honey cures cancer. Of course it does. What self-respecting exotic health food or organic tincture doesn't? It treats high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, diabetes,… Read more »
South Africa: SA's Government Should Stop Grouping Women and Children Together
South Africa is currently observing what government terms the "16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children". It's a worldwide campaign, but that's not what it's… Read more »
South Africa: High Court Assured By Eskom, Mahlobo That Nuclear Will Not Be Rushed Through
Eskom and Energy Minister David Mahlobo have said in affidavits produced before the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday that they will not push through a nuclear deal for South… Read more »
South Africa: ANC Leadership Race - Free State Court Ruling Causes New Set of Troubles for Upcoming Conference
It's déjà vu for the ANC in the Free State as a court ruling just before the party's national elective conference throws its preparations into disarray - again. This… Read more »
South Africa: Molefe Claims Rejected R30 Million Pension Means He Never Really Left Eskom
Former Eskom CEO and army colonel Brian Molefe argued in the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that he should be able to continue as Eskom CEO because once his early retirement… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe - Will President Emmerson Mnangagwa's New Cabinet Be More Representative?
The new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to announce a new cabinet in the next few days after dissolving the country's existing cabinet on Monday. The… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Gay Community Glad to See Mugabe's Back, but Fear Discrimination Will Continue
There was a celebratory mood in Zimbabwe after former president Robert Mugabe finally threw in the towel after 37 years. Among those who were glad to see his back was the gay… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Can Mugabe's Departure Package Be a Model for Zuma?
Recent developments in Zimbabwe have left many observers reeling with the speedy removal of Mugabe from state power. It is important to understand the euphoria that this has… Read more »
South Africa: Gender Violence Awareness Campaigns Should Be Held 'Every Day, Not Just 16 Days a Year'
Government should do more than just raise awareness about violence against women and children, according to activist organisations. Sixteen days just doesn't cut it. By ORATENG… Read more »
South Africa: Cape Drought Is At a Watershed Moment
There are long-term consequences of some of our short-term fixes for the current water crisis in the Western Cape. By CHRISTINE COLVIN. Read more »
South Africa: Think About It - What Role Do You Play in Normalising Violence Against Women?
In 2012 The One in Nine Campaign produced this poster. It resonates deeply with the conversation we wish to provoke in the forthcoming Campaign: The PeopleVsHer; ThePeopleVsThem.… Read more »
South Africa: Are the Nuclear Impositions Another Bleak Zuma Legacy?
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his predecessors Pravin Gordhan and Nhlanhla Nene were all right - we cannot afford nuclear while we cannot pay existing bills. By STEVE THORNE… Read more »
South Africa: Confronting Corruption in SA - Why? How Much? How To?
There is a great deal of low-hanging fruit available to our government if it chooses to "box smart" with the corrupt. Clawing back the proceeds of corrupt activities is a good… Read more »
South Africa: Reserve Bank Accuses Public Protector of Dishonesty - Pity Her Lawyers
The manner in which Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has responded in legal papers to the judicial review of her report on the "lifeboat" granted by the South African Reserve… Read more »
South Africa: Worrying About Your Legacy, President Zuma?
President Jacob Zuma did very well in the first five years of his presidency, but then it all went downhill. He, alone, is to blame. Read more »
South Africa: By-Elections - SACP Goes It Alone in Metsimaholo As Party and Alliance's Future Contested
The SACP will on Wednesday contest elections independently for the first time, a sign of a broken alliance. The results could signal where our politics are headed. By GREG… Read more »
South Africa: Have Sita and SAPS Been Captured? Scopa to Ask Questions About R6.1bn Expenditure
The State Information and Technology Agency (SITA) appears to have become a site of capture by private interests, two investigations - by IPID and SITA itself - have revealed. The… Read more »
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