African countries still often lack the institutional and judicial capacity, as well as the adequate health systems, to provide sufficient access to preventive and treatment services to fully support this shift towards more health-centred drug policies. In South Africa, this is changing.
Right of reply: The Belt and Road Initiative: Committed to three ‘togethers’ for five ‘connectivities’ and Win-Win Development
In response to Kevin Bloom’s piece on the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian has requested that a transcript of his remarks about the initiative made at an event, staged by Wits University’s Africa-China Reporting Project in November, be published.
The government says the high court decision that the state must seek prior and informed consent from affected communities before granting mining licences will negatively affect the future of mining in the country, especially if the right to issue licences shifts from the state to communities.
Like it or not, it is proven beyond reasonable doubt — the questionable moral character of ANC leaders has allowed the emergence of political parties which, in their character, ideology and posture, display tendencies that can upset the inclusive development and prosperity of our country.
It is important for non-profit organisations to understand the difference in values and purpose when it comes to private philanthropy and corporate social investment. Alignment of such values and purpose is important when making decisions about partnering on projects with any type of grant-making entity.
Since the beginning of 2018, at least 25 incidents of school violence have been reported. Eleven lives — those of two teachers and nine pupils — have been lost over the same period. The statistics — based on an analysis of media reports over the past 12 months — are not official, but they paint a stark picture of schoolyard violence. It’s clear that something needs to change.
DEVELOPING THE CAPE FLATS: Manenberg set to transform from ‘concentration camp’ – but not everyone is happy
A new project that will see Manenberg on the Cape Flats re-designed and include a new regional hospital, a youth centre and additional infrastructure, is being met with resistance from a community group which is accusing the provincial government of failing to consult them over the plans for the upgrade of the area.
Everywhere I look, I see signs of South Africa’s efforts in the fight against gender-based violence and its readiness to do even more. The same spirit behind the powerful mantra of South Africa’s women in ‘You strike the woman, you strike the rock’ is alive.
BMW AG and Porsche unveiled a charging station that can jolt electric vehicles with enough power to drive 100 kilometers (62 miles) in less than three minutes, pushing ahead of Tesla Inc. in the race to make battery-powered cars more convenient.
The judgment handed down in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, in which former president Jacob Zuma was ordered to pay his own legal fees in his corruption case, should be "celebrated", DA leader Mmusi Maimane said.
Former president Jacob Zuma employed a regular strategy when challenged: defend everything in the courts and exhaust his appeal options. He may now regret it, with the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday ordering the state to recover an estimated R16-million in legal fees.
There were five competitive wards contested in the latest round of by-elections. The African National Congress (ANC) had to defend the two most marginal of those five competitive wards. They not only defended them, but took two wards off the Democratic Alliance (DA) and a ward off the IFP. It was a remarkable night for the ANC.
ANALYSIS: The political winds of change swirling within the ANC reach gale-force ahead of the 2019 elections
In the space of a 24-hour period on Tuesday, the ANC in Limpopo announced that its mayors implicated in the VBS scandal must resign, the national ANC’s spokesperson Pule Mabe went on special leave after being accused of sexual harassment, and the National Working Committee told Qedani Mahlangu to resign. Each of these instances has different dynamics. But they all have one thing in common: there is an election in 2019.
Since 2003, when Brown University established a “slavery and justice” project to study its past dependence on the trans-Atlantic slave trade, about 40 other universities had begun examining their histories afresh. While enormous progress has been made in acknowledging sins of the past and tracking down descendants of the original victims, answers on appropriate redress remained elusive.