The White House said Monday it restored in full the media credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a contentious legal battle, but also warned that he may be ejected again if he fails to abide by new rules being implemented for media events with the US president.
ANALYSIS: Landmark ruling on gatherings and demonstrations affirms one of democracy’s greatest tools
Democratic South Africa, as we know it, was forged over decades of public protest, demonstrations and civil disobedience which pushed back the authoritarian might of the apartheid state. On Monday, the Constitutional Court ruled that the right to demonstrate or protest without fear of arrest is non-negotiable.
Diabetes is moving in on us at a faster pace than most realise. The chronic disorder of glucose metabolism has thrived at the hands of ignorance and myths that have led many to a place of complacency, while they ignore the very things it feeds on – unhealthy eating habits, physical inactivity, and of course, excess body weight.
Sinawo Thambo: In response to Adam Habib’s classist sensibilities of civility and politics of fearmongering
Adam Habib’s conceptualisation of civility is classist, and it comes from a place of a detached, somewhat anthropological academic diagnosis of our current situation, and in the same spirit of detached modernist responses, does not fully understand the urgency that is required to change the conditions of our people.
Any lingering doubts about climate change being a guaranteed catastrophe are no longer merited. This is because of the evidence recently provided by the UN’s Inter-Government Panel on Climate Change, the body tasked with producing the most accurate scientific information on the changing climate.
The nexus of money, power and politics is something that most democracies grapple with in different ways. It is obvious that the more money you have in politics, the greater are the chances of your victory in whichever battle you are currently fighting. Sometimes, the difference in resources can appear almost insurmountable. So, the revelation that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for ANC presidency received a donation of R500,000 from Bosasa is welcome fodder for his opponents, whether they be in the EFF, the DA or within the ANC itself, even if there could well be limits to how useful this is to them.
While SARS is scrambling to meet collection targets, a new report estimates the country lost $37-billion in revenue to trade misinvoicing in five years. Trade misinvoicing is thought to be the largest component of illicit financial flows, draining developing countries of much-needed finances.
If the maladministration of the past decade, and especially the burst carbuncles of the past week are anything to go by, there is little trust in the ANC’s leaders. There is a sense that the ANC have taken the country as far as they could, and can do no more.
Zuma and the State Capture crew just didn’t get budgeting 101. Like kids in a candy store, they cajoled, nagged and later threw hissy fits to get their way. The thing is, their loot wasn’t going to come cheaply – a R1-trillion nuclear deal that would have crippled South Africa for years to come, an inflated R18-billion with Malaysia’s Petronas, and a plan to hand state-owned intellectual property to the Guptas on a silver platter via Denel, meant someone had to push back.
Days of Zondo: State Capture and corruption are the result of unleashing the worst of human instincts
Current Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is testifying before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. This is an extract of his statement which deals with the first part of his testimony which he delivered on Monday morning.
Right to Protest: Landmark Concourt ruling asserts right of protesters to assemble as apartheid-era law knocked down
The Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that it is unlawful and unconstitutional to criminalise public protests of more than 15 people and vindicated the #SJC10 after a long court battle to assert their right to assemble.