Exactly a year since torch-wielding neo-Nazis clashed with counter demonstrators in a deadly protest that highlighted the growing boldness of America's extreme right, white nationalists are set to rally outside the White House on Sunday.
The Absolute Truth is as timeless as the Baobab. Its roots deep in Mother Earth connecting all living things. It carries the profound wisdom of our ancestors from the beginning of time. It’s passed on to a select group of wisdom keepers.
There was inadequate public consultation at recent public hearings in Limpopo by Parliament to elicit public comment on the law-making processes as embedded in the Constitution. Rural communities were deprived of a right to access information, over-crowded and remote venues made it virtually impossible for many to participate. Parliament has failed to comply with all set requirements for meaningful and substantive public consultation.
MOSQUE ATTACKS: For the fourth consecutive month, Islamic places of worship in SA have been targeted with violence
Three months since the deadly attack on a mosque in KwaZulu-Natal, no arrests have yet been made and no updates are available from the Hawks. In the last three weeks, meanwhile, there have been three further incidents at places of Islamic worship in South Africa: two apparent arson attacks and the placement of one hoax bomb. Add to this the possible link between the original mosque attack and the explosive devices found in Durban stores in July, and you have an ongoing mystery that authorities seem at a loss to explain.
The Nissan Patrol isn’t just big: it’s gargantuan. And it has an equally enormous V8 engine to match. It’s also a dyed-in-the-wool off-roader, with low-range and all the right all-terrain bits. But how relevant is it in a motoring world focused on efficiency?
ZIMBABWE POWER PLAY: Treatment of Tendai Biti sparks international outrage while Mnangagwa claims credit for his release on bail
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has claimed credit for intervening to ensure that opposition MP Tendai Biti was released on bail after two days on the run. If this is part of a presidential strategy, it could spell bad news for a court challenge to the election results.
Educational campaigns are known to be effective in influencing consumer behaviour. Overemphasis on stricter legislation such as the draft Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill, though well-intentioned, highlights a focus on compliance.
PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS WOES: PAC ‘Unity’ conference to go ahead this weekend after urgent interdict bid fails
As the 2019 elections draw closer, the Pan Africanist Congress is battling to unite and redefine itself amid ongoing court tiffs and infighting. In the latest move, a court bid to block a member-initiated unity conference from going ahead under the banner of the PAC failed.
KPMG SARS REPORT: In his submission to Ntsebeza inquiry, auditor says he warned KPMG of potential ‘significant reputational risks’ in working for SARS
Johan van der Walt’s account to the Ntsebeza Inquiry is the first time the former KPMG SARS “engagement partner” has set out his version of the accounting giant’s engagement with SARS and its role in producing the now infamous “Rogue Unit Report”. The auditor has also made a submission to the Commission on Inquiry into Tax Administration and Governance in SARS and chaired by retired judge Robert Nugent.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018, a study published by Cornell University, INSEAD Business School and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, finds that sub-Saharan Africa has performed ‘relatively well’ on innovation. This bodes well for African development in the fourth industrial era.
TRILLIAN’S DEFIANCE: ‘Illegal or not, Eskom has no right to reclaim R600m from us’ – Trillian’s Eric Wood
Eskom’s Dubai club of executives have joined the ranks of the unemployed, whistle-blower Suzanne Daniels has been fired and McKinsey & Co has returned nearly R1-billion it received from a tainted deal with the state-owned power utility. Yet Trillian Capital Partners, the company at the centre of the scandal, seems hell-bent on fighting off efforts to recover its share of those alleged ill-gotten gains.
The African National Congress (ANC) lost a ward to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Walter Sisulu municipality in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday night, but also had a convincing hold in a rural ward in Mbhashe, also in the Eastern Cape.
Op-Ed: Opposition plea: ‘If we do not end the rule of the junta, the misery of Zimbabweans will continue’
There is no doubt that Robert Mugabe must take the lion’s share of the blame for the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy, rampant corruption and the gross human rights abuses. However, can it be said that Mugabe is solely to blame and that Emmerson Mnangagwa and the military establishment who support him can be exonerated?