Jair Bolsonaro swept to power in Brazil’s presidential election Sunday, marking a hard pivot to the right that promises to open up the resource-rich economy to private investment, strengthen ties to the U.S. and unleash an aggressive crackdown on epidemic crime.
Jerome September: Campus suicide: Universities need to find ways to assist students who are passive in seeking help
University campus counselling facilities are faced with a sharp increase in students seeking assistance. This is a positive sign – many students are seeking help. However, our concern must be with those students who are passive in seeking help. Those who may find themselves in a desperate position, where they see no way out and opt to end their lives. How do we reach them?
Developments at the Investment Summit – including R290-billion in commitments to South Africa – were a sign that President Cyril Ramaphosa has got business back on side after the regime of former President Jacob Zuma alienated most of the private sector, other than a select group of tenderpreneurs whom he helped enrich.
In 2019 South Africans are due to go to the polls in an election that could decide how the country will attempt to resolve massive problems it is facing. In such a crucial time there are many signs of dissatisfaction with the choices available to the voters.
We cannot be sure who will be the winners and losers in the 2019 election. What we can try to establish is why people will actually vote for a particular political party. By doing this we can have a measure of the hope, fears, expectations, beliefs and values of South Africans.
The number of arrests of hitmen linked to the Glebelands Hostel contract killing syndicate is climbing. Soon, it is hoped, another suspect will join the eight awaiting-trial prisoners whose combined cases will be heard by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on 28 January 2019.
UNITED STATES OF PAIN & APPREHENSION: After a week of fear and tragedies, Donald Trump once more abdicates his moral leadership duty
American society has been convulsed by the efforts of deranged, racist, anti-Semitic individuals to blow up a whole clutch of Democratic leaders, to kill black shoppers, and to murder Jewish worshippers on a peaceful Saturday morning. Where is the president as the national moral voice? AWoL.
THE INTERVIEW: Dan Plato: The silent majority on the Cape Flats must start taking responsibility for gangsterism
Gangsterism and crime can be contained if community members on the Cape Flats stand up to gang members, says Dan Plato, MEC for Community Safety in the Western Cape. He spoke to Daily Maverick before his return later this week to the City of Cape Town as mayor, for the second time — that is, if Patricia de Lille vacates the mayoral office as planned.
Hypertension is South Africa’s biggest epidemic. But most people don’t know they have high blood pressure, and few of those on treatment have their blood pressure under control – partly because the medical profession doesn’t know what drugs work for Africans. Health-e reports on World Stroke Awareness Day.
Leaving mental illness untreated can have serious consequences, as has become evident with a spate of suicides among university students on campus. Last Wednesday night, Wits university was rocked by reports of a student who took his own life and of another failed attempt. There have been three other incidents involving Wits students in the past 12 months.
Saturday's attack came at a time of heightened tensions nationwide -- a day after a Donald Trump supporter from Florida was arrested for mailing explosive devices to Democrats and liberals, setting the country on edge ahead of close-fought elections on November 6. By Jennie Matthew