President Xi Jinping vowed Monday to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import fair amid growing foreign accusations that his government was backtracking on reform pledges.
There is not only one kind of a black woman lawyer, just like there is not one kind of white male lawyer; there are some who are good and there are some who are mediocre, but the problem is that white male lawyers do not get judged by the negative stereotype — the assumption is that all are good, which is a better launching pad.
Governance. There’s one word in Section 152 of the Constitution which states that objective (a) of local government is ‘to provide democratic and accountable government for local communities’. The one-word amended clause should rather state that it is ‘to provide democratic and accountable governance for local communities’.
On Saturday the ANC’s national executive committee met, and once again was confronted with a number of issues that threaten the balance of power in the party. And once again it appears that hard, tough decisions – decisions that could mark a turning point in the party’s modern history – were postponed for some point in the future. This is not that surprising; some might suggest it has been a hallmark of the movement since the days of Thabo Mbeki. But it may now be fair to start asking if in fact the differences are so great that postponing tough decisions can actually work for much longer.
In what Daily Maverick suggested in February 2018 was the largest state-sanctioned, corporate-sponsored fraud in the history of Big Mining in democratic South Africa, an insight was provided into how 350,000 mostly unemployed members of the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela were robbed of their inheritance. Now that more evidence has come to light, we know how a major investment bank and a top-tier local law firm may have been somehow involved. We also know that the Department of Mineral Resources continues to applaud the fraud’s primary beneficiary.
U.S. midterm elections on Tuesday will determine whether the Republican Party keeps control of Congress for the next two years. While the political battle rages, internet and social-media companies are waging their own war online against trolls, bots, manipulation and misinformation designed to sway the results. There’s also concern about potential voting machine glitches and other disruptions, along with cyberattacks and misuse of digital ads.
Tuesday’s mid-term elections in the US are being described as the most critical American poll in decades. There are already signs that the voter turn-out may be of an unprecedented size for mid-terms, while Democrats claim that a “blue wave” is preparing to take back control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. But after the 2016 upset which saw Donald Trump ascend to the White House, nobody is sure exactly what might happen when the votes are counted.