The Portfolio: Nocebo Bucibo

If a family tree falls in the middle of a township and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If someone is around but fails to tell the tale, did the tree fall in the first place? If there are thousands of these trees falling at the same time, with […]

Editorial: Campaigns in the time of T...

When Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni shut down social media sites and messaging platforms on Tuesday — two days before the elections — he said: “There is no way anybody can come around and play with our country, decide who is good, who is bad.” Of Facebook, he said: “If you want to take sides against […]

Make Every Day Epic with Samsung Gala...

Samsung has introduced Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+, the latest flagship devices that empower you to express yourself. Made for the way we live now, Galaxy S21 is loaded with state-of-the-art innovations so you can make the most of every moment. The new flagship series debuts a head-turning, iconic design, an epic pro-grade camera for […]

Towards a People’s Vaccine Campaign: ...

The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc — millions in South Africa and globally are being infected and dying. Vaccinating a significant part of the population is the only realistic way to defeat the pandemic. Achieving this will require international co-operation and solidarity. Unity in action across all sectors of our society is now paramount. We […]

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reporte...

Former acting public enterprises director general Matsietsi Mokholo on Thursday told the Zondo commission that in early 2015 then-president Jacob Zuma instructed her to order the postponement of an Eskom board meeting. Testifying that the conversation with the president left her deeply uncomfortable, Mokholo said Zuma told her to call Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi on […]

15 January 2021

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No early jab for this wit ou

Thursday. Impending old age, the insane overnight Durban humidity and the hadedas resident in the school across the road mean the day kicked off around 4am, with plenty of time for a lengthy morning ponder before getting stuck in for the day.  Fair enough.  There’s another day of life to be lived. That’s more than […]

Calls for transparency in how KZN man...

The grim reality of a second wave of Covid-19 infections in KwaZulu-Natal is perhaps best summarised by one of the province’s biggest undertakers. “We are swamped. We are exhausted,” said Nomfundo Mcoyi, whose staff at Icebolethu Funerals are frantically trying to manage the ghastly surge in business. “Normally, we handle 150 to 200 burials around […]

Ugandans vote in charged election und...

Ugandans began voting in a tense election Thursday under heavy security and an internet blackout as veteran leader Yoweri Museveni pursues a sixth term against a former pop star half his age. The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after […]

Zondo commission’s own goal buys key ...

The Zondo commission of inquiry on Wednesday suffered another delay engineered by a key witness as counsel for former Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh pleaded that he was not ready to testify and needed time to prepare a comprehensive affidavit for submission. Advocate Annalien van den Heever argued that the commission had failed to […]



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