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Timeline: ANC step-aside rule

It took Covid-19 for the ANC to finally introspect, face its rot and its promises to cleanse itself of tainted and corrupt leaders. In August last year, after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, had to take special leave after allegations of corruption linked to personal protective equipment (PPE) at the height of the pandemic, […]

Workers’ Day marks huge job losses ar...

The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in terms of jobs. In 2020 there was an unprecedented loss of 114-million jobs globally, according to the seventh edition of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILOs) Monitor:  Covid-19 and the world of work.  South Africa shed 648 000 formal sector jobs in the second […]

Surveillance capitalists overthrow th...

The information war we are living through, heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic, has grown to the point where it too is considered a pandemic — an infodemic. But the term infodemic implies the information war is a disease that must be eradicated, without acknowledging that inherent to the war is the contestation of ideas. There’s […]

Chad faces an uncertain future

Chad’s President Idriss Déby Itno has died in combat just a day after securing re-election, opening a period of uncertainty in a country that is a crucial strategic ally of the West in the region. His son, Mahamat Idriss Déby, was immediately named transitional leader as head of a military council and both the government […]

IEC gears up for its ‘most challengin...

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Public confidence in social, health a...

South Africa, already battling with enormous social and economic challenges after decades of colonialism and apartheid — and more recently corruption and social turmoil — has been particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The social and economic impacts of the first 12 months of the pandemic have been severe. During the last quarter of […]

23 April 2021

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Editorial: Pay up, JZ – you have the ...

Let’s get one thing straight: former president Jacob Zuma has money, a lot of money.  The looting spree under his tenure as the president of the Republic was so surgical it defied all superlatives. There is no debate that his friends, the Guptas and their proxies, were beneficiaries of public money, which was dispersed with […]

Activist group lauds Nedbank for best...

Nedbank kicked off a busy week for climate change with what has been described as the most ambitious climate commitment among South Africa’s top banks. The announcement coincides with Earth Day 2021 – when the globe takes stock of its collective commitment to saving the planet from irreversible destruction.  In contrast to other major banks’ […]

Judges Rammaka Mathopo and Mahube Mol...

The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) on Wednesday decided to recommend judges Rammaka Mathopo, Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane, Jody Kollapen, Mahube Molemela and Bashier Vally for appointment to the Constitutional Court. The list will be sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who now has to select two of the five candidates to fill two vacancies at the apex court. […]

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