Recent incidents in SA Rugby involving Paul Treu and Ashwin Willemse are not isolated cases — they highlight the thin veneer of transformation in our society and workplaces that need to be stripped away so that real change can be enabled.
Xenophobia remains part of South African life, with ongoing attacks. At an official level, focus on foreign migrants from the South is claimed to be based on the need for regularisation and legality. In fact, it is very hard to attain official documentation and that does not stop the incitement and attacks on vulnerable refugees.
In 1995, Canadian author Michael Ignatieff (later to lead Canada’s Liberal Party) undertook a journey to six countries he had lived in and cared about and which had experienced cataclysmic political upheaval, war, ethnic cleansing and violence in the wake of the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The result was a book and series Blood and Belonging — Journeys Into New Nationalism which remains as relevant today as it was in 1995.
Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato wants to shift more money into fighting crime and maintains the City is still grappling with a shortage of police officers. On Wednesday he announced plans to shift money from other departments and programmes to help fight crime and ensure safety in an effort to transform one of the most dangerous cities in the country into a crime-free zone.
Cellphone giant Vodacom is being called upon to pay what is due to the company’s ‘Please Call Me’ inventor or face a backlash, including a call by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and the #PleaseCallMe movement to boycott the company.
The scale of corruption today makes the arms deal look like “petty cash”. If South Africa is finally serious about corruption, isn’t it time for the Zondo Commission, the PIC Commission and the newly-rejuvenated National Prosecuting Authority to go after the ANC’s millionaire and billionaire politicians instead of the “foot soldiers” and minions?
Roelf Meyer became one of the best-known faces in South Africa during the transition to democracy when he led negotiations on behalf of the National Party with the ANC’s chief mediator, Cyril Ramaphosa. It’s 20 years since he left active politics to play a behind-the-scenes role in global conflict resolution. But Meyer is now working with the South African government once more: this time, to help jumpstart the economy.
In the second week of the Mokgoro Inquiry into the fitness of Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi to hold office at the NPA, revelations surfaced that the fraud and perjury case against former Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli – which both suspended bosses had attempted to derail – was still under investigation.
Days of Zondo: Third Bosasa whistle-blower spills beans on Gillingham, Wakeford, Mokonyane and the ANC
Former Correctional Services chief financial officer Patrick Gillingham had such cosy ties with Bosasa that the company arranged the purchases of five different cars for him, his wife and two of his children over several years, the State Capture inquiry heard on Wednesday.
DAYS OF ZONDO: NEWSFLASH: Bosasa lied to Sars and burnt incriminating records, twice, says former CFO
Andries van Tonder, the former Bosasa executive who is among those implicated in the Special Investigating Unit report in allegations of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering against the company, has thus far provided important backing for some of the earlier testimony of Angelo Agrizzi, who concluded the first round of his testimony on Tuesday.
Public Investment Corporation Inquiry: CEO Dan Matjila’s friendship with Survé behind bad PIC investments, claims suspended staffer
A suspended PIC employee has broken open the inquiry into the state asset manager with allegations former CEO Dan Matjila backed his friend Iqbal Survé's bad investments while executives ignored advice from employees.
Workers at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. will strike during the week of scheduled elections in South Africa to protest the possible sale of shares and planned job cuts at the embattled state-owned power utility, according to a regional branch of the National Union of Mineworkers.