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Celebrate the matric class of 2020 fo...

COMMENT The academic year of 2020 was by far the worst year in the schooling calendar on record in democratic South Africa — and the world.  Covid-19 arrived and schooling was greatly disrupted. This also placed immense pressure on the matric class of 2020, which did not  have the luxury of a trimmed-down curriculum or […]

Remote working: Bosses want ‘bums on ...

About 40% of South Africa’s senior professionals — people working in managerial positions across sectors such as operations, financial services and legal — want to move to full-time remote work. This is according to data from a salary survey of 2 000 white-collar professionals conducted by Robert Walters, a global recruitment consultancy.  Samantha-Jane Gravett, an associate […]

Zulu land body challenges audit outco...

Ingonyama Trust Board (ITB) chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has declared a dispute with the auditor general over its recent adverse finding against the entity, which missed the deadline for submitting its annual financial statement last year. More than R20-million in funding was delayed over the failure, which has now resulted in Land Reform Minister Thoko Didiza, […]

Aliens in Lagos: sci-fi novel Lagoon ...

In his satirical essay How to Write About Africa, the late Kenyan writer and journalist Binyavanga Wainaina advocated for a rethinking of clichéd and stereotypical representations of the continent. Wainaina was in favour of looking beyond the despair that has plagued and continues to plague Africa. African science fiction is a literary genre that tries […]

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board...

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has again placed the troubled Housing Development Agency (HDA) under administration, weeks after firing its leaders and appointing the controversial Nkululeko Poya as acting chief executive officer. Sisulu had originally intended replacing the board at the end of February. In a letter to the members of the interim board on […]

Zuma has agreed to meet ANC top six o...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday said the top leadership of the ANC would meet former president Jacob Zuma “any day soon” and insist that he respect the rule of law and adhere to a court order compelling him to testify before the Zondo commission of inquiry. Ramaphosa said Zuma had, as “a disciplined member of […]

Hlophe throws out Bongo corruption ca...

Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe on Friday threw out the corruption charges against ANC MP and former minister Bongani Bongo for allegedly attempting to bribe a parliamentary law adviser to derail a probe into state capture at Eskom. Hlophe dismissed the case four days after lawyers for Bongo filed a section 174 application, on […]

Exposing a Congolese bank’s dirty sec...

There was nothing particularly exceptional about the day that Gradi Koko’s life changed forever. It was early 2018, and he was at his office. He was working in the Kinshasa branch of Afriland First Bank, in the upmarket Gombe district, near government buildings and embassies. Returning to his desk, he passed someone on their way […]

Inaugural Ocean Economy Skills Summit...

  The inaugural Ocean Economy Skills Summit 2021, the first of its kind in South Africa, will be held on 24 and 25 February 2021, at the Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, under strict guidelines of Covid-19 regulations, connecting a hybrid audience of leaders and thinkers with a global audience on a digital platform. The […]

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying,...

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