Piled up bodies add to wheels of just...

Cape Town’s sky-rocketing murder rate is adding to the burden of already overworked forensic pathologists. Senior state forensic pathologist based at Cape Town’s Tygerberg mortuary Professor Johan Dempers says winter months traditionally see an increase of pathology cases. This is due to seasonal-related illnesses. But for the last few years, the number of cases has […]

If Ramaphosa must face criminal prose...

The rule of law must be upheld regardless of who is president, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Friday. Maimane was reacting to the release of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report which found that President Cyril Ramaphosa had misled Parliament over the R500 000 donation to his ANC presidential campaign from Bosasa which now […]

PepsiCo offer boosts Pioneer’s share ...

South Africa’s food company Pioneer Foods’ share price increased by about 30% from R77.62 yesterday to R100.98 on Friday after the announcement that American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation PepsiCo will purchase the company for approximately $1.7-billion (R24-billion).  The multinational food company said it has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares […]

LIVESTREAM: Zuma returns for fourth d...

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Friday. Zuma’s strategy to sidestep claims he meddled in the appointment of senior executives at state-owned entities threatened to unravel when he was confronted with former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan’s damning evidence. The third day of Zuma’s […]

Reserve Bank cuts repo rate

In a move that will bring some relief to consumers the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) cut its repo rate on Thursday to 6.5% The step was largely expected, particularly in light of weak local economic growth which is expected to keep inflation in check as well as moves towards easing monetary policy globally. It […]

Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, mu...

In death, the artist begins the process of becoming a collective ancestor for South Africans and others around the world whose lives have been touched by his music and deep empathy with the oppressed. Johnny Clegg died at his home in Johannesburg on July 16, in the care of his family. Most of us are […]

‘Christ of Theft’ statue ...

A giant statue of Jesus Christ that looms over Lima is causing controversy in Peru because of its financing by the graft-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and late ex-president Alan Garcia. The 37-metre (121-foot) acrylic and concrete structure, which cost $800 000, is viewed by some as a symbol of corruption, giving rise to a […]

Old Mutual establishes creative incub...

Creative incubators are set up to accelerate and support the growth and success of entrepreneurial startups. This is facilitated through granting entrepreneurs access to resources such as a physical space to work in, mentorship and training from industry experts, WiFi, startup capital and networking opportunities. Support for cultural careers is scarce in South Africa, so […]

SA not immune to the global state of ...

MEDIA Fake news has become an explanation for political rupture, a byword for our current age of crisis and resurgent extremism, responsible for everything from Donald Trump to Brexit. South Africa has also been beset by its own fake news scandals over the past few traumatic years, through Bell Pottinger and other assorted clandestine operators […]

‘I did not push for Gama at Transnet’...

Former president Jacob Zuma has denied that he attempted to strong-arm the Transnet board into appointing Siyabonga Gama as its chief executive. During the third day of his testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, Zuma disputed an allegation made by former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan that he insisted Gama be […]

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