President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman -- a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire "only the best people."
There is a widespread misapprehension that with the appointment of a new board late in 2017 together with the appointment of new executive management to replace (and there is no kinder way of saying this) the clown show under Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the SABC could somehow be fixed. Well, it can’t, and we should think carefully about wasting precious resources in doing so.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite as acting NPA National Director of Public Prosecutions as former boss Shaun Abrahams will spend the week clearing his office and conducting a handover. The journey to cleaning up the institution has only just begun.
So far, the secret recordings from the Trump White House have focused on Omarosa Manigault Newman’s unsuccessful struggles to hold on to her job in the White House. But there have been other conversations, such as the one on the president’s brand soaking new Space Force.
When the history of the cruel early years of the 21st Century comes to be written, it will be found that South Africans, especially our politicians and policy-makers, were a nation of ditherers. We dithered as Rome burned. We held conference after conference about the plight of the poor, in fact we made an industry out of it, instead of having conversations with the poor and getting our hands dirty in trenches of social injustice.
There’s a worldwide movement to get rid of plastic shopping bags and replace them with paper or reusable cotton tote bags. The claimed reason is to combat litter and to save the planet, but ironically, the environmental impact of both paper and cotton bags is far worse than that of ordinary plastic bags.
Elections are a sacred right, don’t you agree? Democracy must never be taken for granted, especially not our infant South African democracy. Many have fought and died for the realisation of this democracy and it is the duty of all to defend it and guard it with our lives, if needs be.
The fight for economic freedom for women is an age-old battle. While some strides have been made, we are collectively still far from achieving the full economic independence that woman deserve. We as women have proved, despite the odds, that we are as capable as anyone else and yet barriers still exist. The plight taken on by those brave women who dared to take a stand in 1956 is not yet fulfilled and it is incumbent on this generation to fight even harder.
NPA games: KZN Law Society says Zuma lawyer Michael Hulley did not act unprofessionally in asking Nxasana to lie under oath
The KZN Law Society Complaints Committee has found that former president Jacob Zuma’s legal adviser, Michael Hulley, did not act unprofessionally in attempting to exhort former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana to lie under oath that Zuma had not pressured him into leaving office.
Photographic Exhibition: New all-women exhibition shows women facing the camera, themselves and the world
In an upcoming, all women photography exhibition titled no ordinary women, 17 emerging and established female photographers will be exhibiting their work in Cape Town from Friday 17 August. The exhibition is a counterpoint to the colonialist patriarchy and apartheid model of how women have been and continue to be misrepresented. no ordinary women uses art to review our society, reflect on the abuse of women in South Africa and allows women to have a dominant influence over the way they are viewed.
We must be cautious not to propose the use of law and state force to deal with social issues that require structural implements such as increased investment and the rebuilding of trust within and between members of the broader community.
Former policeman Mark Minnie, co-author with investigative journalist Chris Steyn of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, a shocking expose of an official cover-up of a paedophile ring involving former Minister of Defence Magnus Malan, three National Party cabinet ministers and a prominent businessman, is dead.