Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago is a level-headed man who remains above the political fray while steering the country’s macroeconomic policy. Kganyago is unassuming and brilliant, assets which got him appointed as the head of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC). So many would trust him when he says nationalising the Reserve Bank will be costly, risky and a cosmetic exercise.
In a country where the statistics for murder, rape, sexual assault of girls, women and children match or surpass wartime figures, the Department of Women and Minister of Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini, should be playing a key role.
Our education system is under so much pressure. How does adding another burden help? If history is made compulsory until matric, we will be channelling precious time, energy, money and resources to yet another priority. Why are we so afraid of focusing on the basics – reading, writing and maths. Why do we keep wanting to add more burdens to our education system?
Weary SA taxpayers will be familiar with the characteristics of the three snakes whose names mirror the acronym of Cash Paymaster Services, the rapacious administrator, for now, of grant payments on behalf of the South African Social Security Agency. A spitting cobra is particularly venomous, the puff adder, despite its deceptive girth, strikes faster than any other, and the victims of the third snake are sheep to the slaughter, something with which taxpayers can identify.
While the West has been gripped and horrified by #MeToo revelations since the movement went viral in October 2017, it seemed to take a while for South Africa to catch up. With the exception of singer Jennifer Ferguson’s rape charge against football administrator Danny Jordaan, there was a period when the campaign’s direct influence locally seemed to be restricted to anecdotal experiences shared on social media. Now that’s changing – and with it comes a whole raft of challenges for journalists and the public.
The United States issued its annual religious freedom report earlier this week and announced a global conference to advance that right. One notable missing example of reporting on religious discrimination, persecution or worse, not surprisingly, was the United States itself. Former Kansas governor and the current Special Ambassador for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback discussed the report, the conference and freedom of religion as a core right.
Now that television is no longer necessarily linear, how contemporaneous a show is has become less important. Instead of watching the show that’s on now followed by the one that comes next, we can YouTubeSurf to anywhere – and even any time – we want. So let’s go all the way back to the Seventies and eavesdrop on what they’all were watching back then, when, for half of the decade, South Africa didn’t even have TV yet. It’s The Carol Burnett Show.
Public Investment Corporation: CEO Matjila says he’s staying put at embattled PIC while the pressure builds for greater transparency
Claims of Dan Matjila’s looming suspension arose earlier this week when it emerged that the PIC’s investment committee is looking again at the corporation’s recent R4.3-billion Ayo Technology Solutions Ltd transaction, according to Fin24.
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Recommending that history be a compulsory subject between Grade 10 and 12, a task team has said that the current South African syllabus lacks credible content, concepts, and methods which are foundational keys to African History.