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Hlophe says ‘assassination plot’ is a...

The legal team of Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe claims an alleged assassination plot against Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath, allegedly planned by Hlophe, could be used to sway the opinion of a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) investigation into the instability on the Cape Bench. There have been several news reports in recent weeks […]

Request for Quotation for Benguela Cu...

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SA Express employees in R250m crowdfu...

Amid the overnight, worldwide crash of the air travel industry, a group of retrenched SA Express employees have an ambitious plan to raise R250-million in seed funding to buy the cash-strapped airline.  Employees have tried to get the airline or the shareholder (the department of public enterprises and the national treasury) to pay salaries, but […]

Fifteen additional speakers for Singu...

SingularityU South Africa has announced an additional 15 speakers who will address Africa at the SingularityU South Africa Summit Online on October 14 and 15 2020. They add to the over 60 speakers announced so far from across the globe, and renowned South African industry leaders. In line with the summit’s theme #FutureProofAfrica, the speakers […]

18 September 2020

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Refugees the scapegoat of SA’s ills

There is one thing 10-year-old Keshia* wishes for with all her might: to leave South Africa for good.  This country may be the place of her birth and the only country where she has ever lived, but she cannot call it home.  When, she keeps asking, will her family return to the country her parents […]

The repo rate remains unchanged at 3....

After cutting the repo rate by 300 basis points since the beginning of the year, the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), has decided on Thursday to keep the rate unchanged at 3.5%. Two members of the committee voted for a further cut of 25 basis points, while three other members opted for […]

The wicked challenge of rethinking in...

COMMENT Covid-19 has caused frantic activity in Southern African and global higher education circles. A vibrant discourse on the characteristics of post-pandemic internationalisation has emerged. Drawing from the planning and policy term “wicked problem”, we argue that post-Covid 19 internationalisation of higher education, and higher education itself, has elements of “wickedness”.  A wicked problem does […]

Level one loading: Almost back to nor...

South Africa is one level away from a pre-Covid normality, with President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing on Wednesday night the country will move from level two to level one in the risk-adjusted lockdown.  There have been indications for days that Ramaphosa was preparing to downgrade the country’s alert level. Last week, while addressing a South African […]

What’s wrong with the TRESemmé advert...

TRESemmé’s advert encourages black women to buy a product that claims to remove the frizz from their hair and leave them with straight hair like Model A, a white model, whose hair is described as “normal’’. It also uses a second white model (Model B) to encourage white women with “fine, flat hair” to buy […]



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