Donald Trump ally and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he doesn’t expect any intra-party challenge to the president in 2020 because Republican voters remain solidly behind him despite his sagging approval ratings with the general public.
President Donald Trump cast his fight against illegal migration to the U.S. as a moral struggle, saying in his second State of the Union address that the military would meet an “onslaught” of migrants from Central America on the southern border.
During the first year of his presidency, Cyril Ramaphosa has hosted numerous laudable summits and launched inquiries into State Capture and corruption. Will he be up for the nimble decision-making that South Africa needs next?
ANALYSIS: Patricia de Lille gunning for elections with focus on spatial justice and social media campaigning
Former Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille’s Good party is only eight weeks old, and you won’t catch her making any concrete election predictions just yet. But at the party’s manifesto launch in Cape Town on Tuesday, De Lille expressed confidence that Good has what it takes to ‘fix SA’ — with a focus on tackling the problem of South Africa’s racially divided cities.
It may be a bigger public investment programme than the Marshall Plan or the moon-shot, but thanks to US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the young people who back her, it may just get through. As an answer to climate change, the Green New Deal is the best humanity has right now. Which means that South Africa could reap the benefits too.
The Zambian government has controversially removed two leading members of the Health Professions Council of Zambia, allegedly because it believes the council is making the ruling party unpopular in an area facing a key by-election.
The conventional wisdom among much of the commentariat in South Africa (myself included) is that corruption is one of the most pressing issues facing the country. The only way to clean out the stable is to fire tainted ministers and other public representatives and to ensure that those guilty of corruption are properly investigated and fearlessly prosecuted. Only then will a stable and functioning government be able to do something effective about the unconscionable inequality and poverty in our society. But what if this is not possible; or if the choices you are forced to make in government are far more complicated?
A leading reason advanced for why the renewable energy revolution isn’t happening more quickly is that fossil fuels enjoy lavish subsidies that far exceed those paid for renewables. But how large are they really, and would removing them make much difference? The short answers are not large, and no, it wouldn’t.
The 2019 State of the Nation Address is the next move in a vexed endgame to determine the character of the African National Congress and its government. On or between the lines, the SONA – a collective ANC-government document – is set to unravel some of the riddles of Ramaphosa’s strengths and weaknesses.
Rangers risk their lives while Chinese tech giants facilitate illegal wildlife trade. Instead of dealing with the problem, last year the former head of Alibaba, Jack Ma, was in Cape Town handing out African Ranger Awards to men and women laying their lives on the line to defeat poachers.
As someone who has worked extensively with non-profit organisations in South Africa on their financial sustainability, it is alarming to read an escalation of reports on corruption in the sector and there is no doubt that some donors are having to deal with big question marks relating to the expenditure of funds.
The allegations of fraud and the corruption between Bosasa and senior state officials is neither novel nor new — despite the shocking nature of recent testimony at the Zondo commission. The allegations date back to the findings of the 2001 Jali Commission and the 2009 SIU investigation into procurement irregularities between the Department of Correctional Services and Bosasa, write Nikita Lalla and Ricardo Pillay.
OBITUARY: Peet Nienaber: A man with an incisive mind who left behind a solid footprint in the legal world
Peet Nienaber was a brilliant academic, a fine lawyer and judge with an incisive mind, an exemplary colleague, a good sportsman and a dignified, unassuming and thoroughly likeable person with a puckish sense of humour.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa invited opposition leaders for talks this week following the worst rioting since 1995 that started with protests against a hike in fuel prices and an economic crisis that his government hasn’t been able to reverse.
A Grade 4 child born into an African language speaking home is expected to use the same textbooks and write the same assessments as a child born into an English speaking home who reaches Grade 4 with 9–10 years of full immersion in English. This is a gross inequality that continues the legacy of apartheid educational outcomes.
Former South African Airways chairperson, Dudu Myeni, was a guest at the Sheraton Hotel on September 22 and 23 2015 – a stay that coincided with an alleged meeting she had with former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi and his then-boss, Gavin Watson.
Approximately 65-million people visited New York City in 2018, charmed by iconic buildings, skyscrapers, innumerable food trucks and the romantic greenery that is Central Park. From Time Square's neon lights and flashing 3D billboards overdose, to Williamsburg’s cool hype and a multitude of bars and small boutiques, New York is, in all its concrete glory, an old friend that prevents you from sleeping. Which is a shame, because we’ve rounded up our five favourite places to sleep at.
News24 editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on Tuesday that a public relations executive paid by Bosasa said she would "kill" him if he told anyone about a threatening phone call she had made to him.
South Africa’s schools entered 2019 in a furore of incidents centred on race. The first – and so far most widely reported on – was Laerskoor Schweizer-Reneke, where Grade Rs beginning their school careers were placed at tables according to race. The dust has settled in Schweizer, or has it? In the attempts to validate the initial charge of racism against the teacher, something profound has been broken.