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Bridging sub-Saharan Africa’s digital divide will change the future

Last month, we commemorated national Human Rights Day in South Africa. It gives pause to reflect on the long, hard fought struggle for freedom...

Palestinians given food, then bombed at night

Palestinians given food, then bombed at night The United States gives the Israelis tons of weapons, billions of dollars in aid and block every attempt...

Recent history of dodgy coaches who sunk Chiefs

Amakhosi supporters have stopped crying; they have also grown tired of causing ugly scenes at stadiums. They have seemingly accepted their fate that the Glamour...

A tribute to Prof Lumkile Wiseman Nkuhlu on his 80th birthday

I have come to know, love and respect you, Prof Lumkile Wiseman Nkuhlu as, among others, my president at the Black Management Forum, the...

How wages of recently employed youth help the economy

By Joshua Budlender and Ihsaan Bassier In October 2020, the South African government launched a collection of public employment programmes, initially intended as a response...

SA’s genocide case is our proudest foreign policy moment in decades

South Africa’s liberation is sometimes portrayed as the last act of 20th century decolonisation: the crowning moment of “Third World” solidarity. The country’s new...

Register to vote this weekend and help shape SA’s future

The last chance to register to vote before the general elections, which are expected to take place in May, is this coming Saturday and...

Reflections on the resolutions of ANC’s 55th elective conference

Peter Setou The conclusion of the 55th edition of the ANC's elective conference marked a crucial moment in South Africa's political landscape. With 4 000...

Constitution muddies Zuma’s path to become president again

“The president’s term of office begins on assuming office and ends upon a vacancy occurring or when the person next elected president assumes office. “No...

How to stem tide of repeat offenders

A very large percentage of South Africans who are released from prison end up being rearrested and convicted for crimes again. The country has...

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