President Donald Trump will suspend U.S. obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a 1987 pact with the former Soviet Union that became a pillar of international arms control, as it prepares to pull out entirely, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday night.
North Korea has promised to destroy all its facilities for making nuclear-bomb fuel, the top U.S. top negotiator said, in a sign that President Donald Trump is seeking clearer disarmament steps from his upcoming summit with Kim Jong Un.
It is becoming clear that mother tongue instruction alone is going to be of little help in improving learners’ performance in matric results because environmental factors, such as poverty, leadership and resources, play an increasingly large role.
Our government cannot simply look to the commissions to provide the necessary accountability. We have to demand far more from those implicated in the intentional theft and destruction that epitomises the past decade, and perhaps even before then.
The new director of public prosecutions starts work on Friday and walks into one of the toughest and most politicised jobs in the country. Shamila Batohi has a justice-hungry country waiting for her to turn truth into prosecutions.
Analysis: When policy proxy battles and ideological contestation collide, the DA splutters amid its own messiness
DA debacles over billboards, policies and tax revolts have put a harsh spotlight on South Africa’s largest opposition party. And that’s just January 2019. From within party ranks come questions whether at least some of these crises have been orchestrated, amid other uncomfortable questions about the DA state of play.
A ruling by the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday, reversing a portion of an interim November 2018 ruling that the South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) continue to pay social grants into Net1 Easy Pay Everywhere (EPE) accounts, has triggered a plunge in US-listed Net1 UEPS’s market value.
Witness testimony at the Mokgoro Inquiry fingers Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi for attempts to derail investigations into senior ANC personalities including the late national police commissioner Jackie Selebi and KwaZulu-Natal MECs Peggy Nkonyeni and Mike Mabuyakhulu.
As many hardcore 4x4 fans have found out, you underestimate the go-anywhere capabilities of the Suzuki Jimny at your own peril. It might be small, but it has a huge heart – and the 4x4 talent to go with it. Can this all-new version live up to its forebear’s iconic reputation?
South Africa needs to redistribute rural land in a way which is truly transformative and thus large in scale – but is also practical, affordable and feasible, with well-designed programmes that are adequately funded and staffed. Conservative responses fall short on the former, populist stances on the latter.
There is growing recognition that climate change will put greater constraints on sanitation than drinking water and disrupting this sanitation environment with smart sanitation solutions and service models are the kind of transformation which is required.
Recent suggestions by Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, for South Africa to consider a tax revolt to curb corruption is a reckless, knee-jerk reaction that doesn’t consider the grave long-term ramifications for society and the country.
One of the hallmarks of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first year in office has been the number of conferences, summits, colloquia, and task teams announced to help find solutions to boost South Africa’s flailing economy. While it’s encouraging to have an administration so committed to consultation to find new ways of thinking, the problem – as always – comes down to implementation.
DAYS OF ZONDO: NEWSFLASH: Bosasa funded home security for Mantashe, Mokonyane and Myeni, says witness
The State Capture inquiry has heard explosive testimony of site inspections and cash-only deals for CCTV systems, electric fences and perimeter lighting overseen by Bosasa’s former head of Special Operations, Richard Le Roux.
The land “debate” wreaked havoc with the SA economy last year. But the fact is, addressing what Cyril Ramaphosa calls SA’s “original sin” was necessary, and the arguments against it ignore the depth of emotion about land. But the trick is to do expropriation without compensation in a way that will boost the economy and enhance social stability – not destroy it.
Daily Maverick has learnt that African Global Operations, the successor company to Bosasa, which is at the centre of mind-blowing corruption exposés at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry, stands to coin it to the extent of R415-million from the government this year.