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Nine years later, South Sudan is stil...

“What was the point of independence if we are still destitute and in chaos?” a woman from Duk county in Jonglei state, South Sudan, said in a recent video recording.  She is one of the thousands of people who have had to flee their homes because of vicious cycles of violence between the Murle and […]

Unfollow the leader: The Twitter camp...

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa had 565 000 followers on Twitter last week. As of Wednesday, he is down to 542 000, having lost more than 23 000 followers in less than a week. The reduction in social media support is the result of a concerted campaign by government critics to persuade people to unfollow the […]

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO requ...

SPONSORED HI HOPES is a national non-profit organisation offering a unique home-visiting and family support programme for families with infants and young children with hearing loss. The programme has demonstrated positive impact over the past 13 years, and is now ready to scale its operations. HI HOPES is looking for an entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual […]

Young professional gets a career boos...

SPONSORED One of the organisations enabling young professionals in the public sector to acquire professional accounting designations is the Public Service Education and Training Authority (PSETA). In their last intake of learnerships (2018/2019) for graduates and professionals in the public sector one lucky young lady, Asanda Nojilana, saw her career get a boost after she […]

New August 31 deadline for the last l...

The last group of learners is expected back at school on August 31.  This information comes from an amendment published on Tuesday in the Government Gazette by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. The gazette follows an announcement made by the department on Thursday that only three grades would return to school on Monday July 6.  This […]

IEC ready for elections despite budge...

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Eskom refers employees suspected of c...

Eskom has referred cases to law enforcement agencies of several former employees involved in the management of contracts where the struggling power utility overpaid by about R4-billion. More than 20 Eskom employees involved in the value chain of awarding or managing five contracts have been referred to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Special Investigations […]

Time to get tough on failing municipa...

COMMENT The auditor general’s report on municipalities for the 2018-2019 financial year produced a grim picture. It was a scathing report given the persistent underperformance of municipalities as far as financial management is concerned. According to the report, only 20 municipalities in the country achieved a clean audit, while 28 municipalities did not submit their […]

Consolidating democracy in Malawi: A ...

On June 28 Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) won the country’s presidential electoral rerun. He led a nine-party opposition coalition, the Tonse Alliance (Together Alliance). His running mate was the vibrant and popular Saulos Chilima, the leader of the United Transformation Movement (UTM).  The Tonse victory appears to have consolidated the country’s […]

Decolonising the coronavirus vaccine

Reflecting on a potential Covid-19 vaccine trial during a television interview in April, a French doctor stated, “If I can be provocative, shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatments, no resuscitation?” These remarks reflect a colonial view of Africa, reinforcing the idea that Africans are non-humans whose black bodies can […]

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