A lot has happened since we met in August 2017 to talk – the #GuptaLeaks, the world of media under pressure, and society in turmoil. The year that has passed will one day soon most likely be seen as one of the most consequential in South African history. It was also a year in which media played a central role in guarding the country and its people. So... we’re gathering again on 15 August. You really should not miss it.
ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa rakes in the big investments – but SA’s political economy and public finances are in deep trouble
There are big numbers, and there are small numbers. And then there’s context, although with the 2019 elections steadily approaching, politicians may well just do a number to gain voters’ support at the hustings. As American business administration professor Aaron Levenstein said: ‘Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital’.
The fate of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille no longer lies in the hands of the 231 members of the Cape Town City Council – after a vote of no confidence in De Lille was withdrawn on Thursday just before it was scheduled to take place. Instead, a deal brokered between DA leader Mmusi Maimane and De Lille will see the mayor’s disciplinary proceedings carried out in public view. That’s what De Lille has wanted all along.
Our family attorney, when he saw a small something that could lead to enormous agonies, used to refer to it as being like lemon juice into a paper cut. Ouch. Increasingly, a brand of nationalism/ chauvinism/ identity politics is leading countries down a pathway strewn with booby traps or worse. The latest place to look is the Middle East.
The international community needs to take the opportunity to hold Zimbabwe to the strictest standards set out by the Southern African Development Community Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections in Africa and the African Union Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
These first-generation graduates have faced very challenging circumstances in the process of attaining a university education. Their parents live in extreme poverty and have been unable to offer them much support. Now that they are about to graduate they face the reality of entering the teaching profession while having to bear the burden of supporting their families back home.
A Bhisho High Court ruling gives effect to government’s obligations to provide public school infrastructure. At last, we have an effective road map for improving school infrastructure in South Africa’s under-resourced schools.
Break the BRICS: Protesters demand China’s Xi stop cheap labour policies, India’s Modi pull out of Kashmir – and Ramaphosa go to jail
As Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa held a summit to strengthen relations and increase trade between the five countries, a coalition of civic organisations marched to the Sandton Convention Centre to protest against what they fear is a bad investment for the working class.
Hoping the Receiver of Revenue or your employer’s accounts department has or will make a mistake that results in you getting a refund this tax season is not the best strategy for getting money back from the taxman. But there is a legitimate way to get some of the tax you have paid back - and it's guilt-free and 100% good for you.
The African National Congress (ANC) lost a ward to the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in the rural Mthonjaneni municipality in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Wednesday night, and more worryingly for the party, lost ground in a Mafikeng by-election in the North West.
Gillion Bosman: De Lille vs DA: The party needs to stop internal squabbling and focus on service delivery
If the motion of no confidence in Mayor Patricia de Lille goes ahead, I am bound by my conscience and will again vote against the motion. When will the city of Cape Town council – and more specifically the DA caucus – get to service delivery and not internal squabbles? We are behaving in the very same way we accuse the ANC of doing, using the spaces we govern to fight party political battles.