South Africa

Major Shake-up for Law Degree Following Report

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, taught at the country’s universities, is headed for a major revamp after many institutions were found to be doing a shoddy job on aspects such as critical thinking.A report undertaken and released re...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South African Youth: The Born Frees

A generation of South Africans that does not have the ‘patience’ of their parents. Known to be more radical, they want change "Now" and won't wait for tomorrow to come, a generation that believes in creating, becoming and serving a purpo...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Why ‘Pro-Poor’ Policies on Their Own won’t Shift Inequality in South Africa

Sociologist Goran Therborn has probably influenced the study of inequality more than any other scholar in recent years.Invited to locate inequality in South Africa in a global perspective, Therborn was emphatic. In terms of income it is ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Sho Madjozi bags BET award

South African singer and songwriter Sho Madjozi won the Best New International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.Madjozi beat stiff competition from the likes of Headie One and Octavian from the UK, Teniola Apata ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa: Digitilisation Partly Blamed for Latest SA Job Losses

The loss of thousands of jobs, partly because of digitilisation, in South Africa in recent days, does not augur well for employment creation in the short term in the continent's most advanced economy.This is according to an economist day...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa Bottom Of The Class For Road Safety? Here’s Why This Isn’t True

In an average year, 1.35 million people die on the world’s roads and another 50 million are seriously injured. Most (93%) of the deaths happen in low- and middle-income countries, and sub-Saharan Africa is the global hotspot in the road ...

Lee Randall ·about 3 years ago

Yeoville Market refurbishment underway after blaze damaged 25 stalls

A total of 25 trading stalls suffered irreparable damage and the cause remains under investigation by the South African Police Service.

MMC Environment Development- Councillor Nkululeko Mbundu ·over 1 year ago

Global Trade Tensions a Concern for South Africa

Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Ebrahim Patel has expressed concern at growing trade tensions in the global economy."Heightened uncertainty from growing trade tensions and measures is also placing a drag on an already fragile global ec...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa's Shrinking Economy Credit Negative for Govt, Banks - Moody's

Global rating agency Moody's says the contraction of SA's GDP in the first quarter is credit negative for SA's government and the country's banks.Last week Stats SA announced the economy shrank by 3.2% in the first three months of the ye...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

More Countries Need to Give Peaceful Protest the Chance it Deserves

The right of peaceful protest is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. Today, this right is recognised in the constitutions of 182 countries. However, we are still far awa...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

East Africa Tightens Travel to Contain Yellow Fever Spread

It may soon be harder to cross the border into any East African country without a yellow fever certificate if a new policy to reintroduce the stringent measures of old is adopted.According to the new guidelines, East Africans planning to...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Graffiti Is An Eye-Catching Way To Create Lively Spaces In Cities

Whether it’s tagging (the stylised writing of an individual or crew’s name), posters, stickers, installations, murals or mosaics, graffiti has always been a contentious issue. Countries like the US, UK and Australia have adopted aggressi...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Study Shows Young South Africans Have No Faith in Democracy and Politicians

On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut.The trending topic at t...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Celebrating A Youth On The Rise

Every year, in the dry white season of Johannesburg’s winter, we gaze back into the seismic events of 1976, 16 of June, a nostalgic moment that changed the face of history, as we know it. The most dramatic display of bravery and patrioti...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

President Ramaphosa Receives Report of Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza hreceived the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture yesterday.  The panel was appointed in September 2018 to support the work of the Inter Min...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Africa FDI Rises As Global Investment Declines to $1.3 Trillion

Although global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows suffered a setback of about 13 per cent in 2018, with inflows sliding to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in the previous year, but sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), recorded growth of about ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Ramaphosa’s Critical Choices to Get South Africa Back on Track

South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP growth dropped by 3.2%. That’s the biggest quarterly drop in a decade.Considered in conjunction with t...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Places in South Africa Perfect For Food Lovers

Foodies all over the world must try these hidden food spot gems, from the tastest meaty foods to the best in seafood and drinks. Here are some of South Africa's best eatries: The Spice Route in PaarlThe Spice Route in Paarl is a collecti...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

The Class of 1976: Their Blood Demands a Higher Conviction from Us!

On the 16th of June, we as a people will rise to a new day’s dawn. However, it will not be like any other ordinary Sunday morning, where gospel songs and hymns will be the order of the day. On this coming Sunday, we will add a little pra...

Musa Mdunge·almost 5 years ago

Cyril Ramaphosa Expected to Shore up Business Confidence

President Ramaphosa is expected to use this week's State of the Nation address (Sona) to shore up business confidence and outline the government's plans for embattled state-owned entities (SOEs).The Sona scheduled for Thursday will be de...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South African Foods to Keep You Warm This Winter

Food essential during winter time, not only does it warm your body it also warms your heart, here are some meals you should consider making to fill your stomach and warm your heart as well. BobotieBobotie is perhaps South Africa’s most r...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Strong Performance By Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael Van Rooyen At Aldo Scribante

Round 4 of the 2019 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship took place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 15 June, and saw Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen record good results in both races. The Toyota Corolla driver finished third...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

People have Skewed Views on Inflation. Why This Matters

Countries that use an inflation target to anchor monetary policy pay considerable attention to expectations of future inflation.South Africa is a case in point. The country has an inflation target of 3% to 6% per annum, with a particular...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Hopes that Ramaphosa will Focus on Business

The development and empowerment of black-owned businesses and industrialists will be in the spotlight as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.This comes as young and emerging compan...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Jonas Gwangwa’s Music And Life Embody The Resistance Against Apartheid

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent good wishes to hospitalised trombonist/composer Jonas Gwangwa, it represented far more than a routine official courtesy. Even before he became president, Ramaphosa relished the S...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Dubious Comrades Sent by the ANC to Head Parliamentary Committees

Prominent politicians in Jacob Zuma’s administration have made spectacular returns to Parliament, as the ANC announced who it will be nominating as chairpersons and whips in important parliamentary portfolio committees.Former Energy Mini...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Education in South Africa: Hits and Misses Over the Past 25 Years

State of the Nation addresses are delivered at the start of South Africa’s parliamentary year. They focus on the current political and socio-economic state, highlight progress made and signal new policy directions for national government...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

#SONA2019 - Promises Made but Will the New Dawn Stand the Test of Political Will?

On 20 June President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his third state of the nation address for thi year, following the 08 May elections.  Ramaphosa sought to bring the nation and the world at large into his confidence by the laying out governm...

Musa Mdunge·almost 5 years ago

South Africa Still Has a Long Way To Go To Settle Traditional Leadership Challenges

Twenty-five years after apartheid formally ended in South Africa, rural people are still fighting laws that entrench the former discriminatory system and limit their freedom.Recently, rural activists marched to the government’s headquart...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa's farm exports are an economic lifeline- with weak spots

Over the past decade, agriculture and agro-processing exports have averaged 11% of the country’s overall exports, up from 9% in the decade before

Wandile Sihlobo- Stellenbosch University ·over 1 year ago

Ramaphosa Shows That He’s in Control. But Does He Have What it Takes to Win?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s third State of the Nation Address  was longer on statecraft and strategy than his first of the year in February, even if it disappointed some critics with the lack of implementation detail.Much o...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

What Could Help Young People Find Jobs in South Africa?

The recent contraction of the South African economy does not bode well for the country’s unemployment crisis. It follows a decade of weak economic performance where not enough jobs have been created to keep up with population growth.But ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa: Parliament to Debate SONA

Parliamentarians will today put President Cyril Ramaphosa's first State of the Nation Address to the sixth democratic under the microscope as they debate its content at a sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.A nine-hour sitting has be...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

How Giving Young People Basic Financial Skills Helps Them Find Jobs

The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in the eyes of employers. And they lack the basic skills that employers now need. The re...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

What the Timol Judgment Means For Ending South Africa’s Culture of Impunity

A South African court has ruled that a security policeman has to stand trial for his role in the killing of an anti-apartheid activist nearly 48 years ago. It’s a judgment that will have far-reaching implications for unresolved cases of ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Zuma Will Appear Before Zondo Commission, but Still No Clarity On Whether He Will Testify

Former president Jacob Zuma is reportedly expected to appear before the state capture commission of inquiry next month, but it is unclear whether he will testify or cross-examine any witnesses who implicated him in state capture.Zuma's l...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

How Pentecostalism Explains Jacob Zuma’s Defiance And Lack Of Sham

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, has long been known as a man who lives beyond his means. Interestingly, this has made him a much-admired figure in the country’s neo-Pentecostal circles.Media exposés have laid bare Zuma’s mas...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Robben Island Joins List Of 20 New Protected Marine Sites In South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently declared 20 marine sites as protected areas. One of them is Robben Island, the site of the prison where anti-apartheid activists including Nelson Mandela were jail...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

The Suit: Can Themba’s Magnum Opus

In the early 1960s, amidst State panic due to the Positive-Action Campaign against Pass Laws - which brought apartheid to its knees - & bogged down by continental and international pressures of political decolonisation, a few friends...

Katlego Mereko·almost 5 years ago

Ramaphosa has Evoked Either Fear or Cynicism: Both are Off the Mark

Throughout the world, people who follow politics are fixating on leaders. South Africa follows the trend and so President Cyril Ramaphosa has become an obsession.Ramaphosa, of course, replaced Jacob Zuma, who was associated with patronag...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa, Liberia to Establish Joint Trade Commission

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and a team of investors from South Africa have held a Strategic Meeting aimed at establishing a Joint Trade Commission (JTC) and Partnership between Liberia and South Africa, a release from the Minis...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Lack of Youth Services Undercuts the Gains of South Africa’s Child Grant

South Africa introduced a child support grant 21 years ago in 1998, four years after the advent of democracy. The grant has been a human rights milestone and a mark of progress in the full realisation of children’s rights. It is one of t...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa’s First SDG Report Card: How to Move Beyond Ticking Boxes

South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17. This report will provide a rather extensive snapshot of the country’s progress towards the 169 ambitious targets. ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Evolution of ANC Economic Policy Sheds Light on Squabble Over the Central Bank

The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies. It is rather emblematic of the intensely polarised levels of political distrust that currently exists within the Af...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Disrupted World Order Brings Urgency to South Africa’s Seat on the Security Council

South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. Its conduct in its previous two terms has been criticised for the country’s controversial voting record. During its first term, South Africa w...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Bafana Perfect Baxter’s Tactics…And Other Tweaks That Helped Win Against The Pharaohs

For many South Africans, it sure is a queer feeling going into a new week at the back of an impressive and equally important Bafana Bafana win. Thanks to a late-show sucker-punch from reigning PSL Player of the Season, Thembinkosi Lorch,...

Katlego Mereko·almost 5 years ago

"Progress" Made in Reducing SA's Public Servants' Wage Bill

Public servants qualifying to take early retirement from the public service before they reach the age of 60 have until the end of September to do so. This was revealed by Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu in a writt...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Patel's R40bln Cash Injection for Black Industrialists Welcomed

The Black Business Council (BBC) on Monday welcomed the allocation of R40 billion to support an additional 400 black industrialists in the Black Industrialists (BI) Programme over the next five years. During his budget vote debate in Par...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Nearly Half of SA Jobs Will be Replaced by Automation

South Africa will need to prepare its workers as the country stands on the brink of a ‘technological revolution’, according to Gauteng premier, David Makhura, who was speaking at the launch of the country’s first Digital Economy Summit o...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Marxist scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak to South Africa’s Problems

During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement. Given the exigencies of the tim...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

I Am Triggered!

My teeth are jammed, feet pressed hard to the fall with my tears on reverse as I somehow try to manage my trigger, oh but I am triggered. I am triggered because somehow being a woman in my country is a crime. I heard the horrific story o...

Zizipho Ndevu·over 4 years ago

How a Trade War, or Truce, Could Affect SA

The much talked about trade war between the US and China is one component of a broader confrontation between the two largest economies in the world. Their relationship has been deteriorating rapidly over the past 10 years, and the extent...

Mark Haworth·almost 5 years ago

Treasury: Fiscal Outlook Faces Significant Risks

South Africa faces “significant risks” to its fiscal outlook, including weak economic growth and uncertain revenue collection, the National Treasury said in its 2019/20 annual performance report, put before Parliament yesterday. The econ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Ramaphosa Backs Huawei to Help SA Achieve 5G Technology

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa last Friday backed Chinese technology giant Huawei to help the country score a first to achieve cutting-edge 5G technology. Huawei, which has a massive global imprint including in Zimbabwe, is lead...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Young South Africans Want to Farm. But the System isn’t Ready for Them

Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average – 62% of South Africans between 15 and 35 years are unemployed a...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Heroin Use in South Africa Spikes

Ashley Abrahams, a 37-year-old homeless man, is one of over 100,000 regular heroin users in South Africa, according to a survey published in March by European project ENACT, which fights organized transnational crimes. Heroin has been ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africa’s 2019 Poll Showed Dangerous Signs of ‘Insiders’ and ‘Outsiders’

The general election in South Africa in May conveyed mixed messages: one was that democracy is maturing, the other that it is failing. The good news was that this was very clearly an outcome of a discerning electorate displaying a nuance...

Roger Southall·over 4 years ago

Sarb Expected to Cut Interest Rate to Stimulate Growth

South Africa is gearing up for a possible interest rate cut tomorrow, as moderating inflation pushes for a rate respite to inject cash into the struggling economy. The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) is wid...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Soldiers Won’t Stem Gang Violence Because South Africa’s Army Is In A Sorry State

The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area. But this has been replaced with a much more nua...

Lindy Heinecken·over 4 years ago

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

#StateCaptureInquiry: Zuma Struggles to Recall Several Key Events of His Tenure as President

Former president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday struggled to recall several key events of his nine-year tenure as the head of state. Zuma continued giving evidence at the commission of inquiry probing state capture, and denied evidence implicatin...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

South Africans Are Upbeat About New Technologies, But Worried About Jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new era involving the application of digitisation and automation to differ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Archive Documents Reveal the US and UK’s Role in the Dying Days of Apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But it’s easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where battles betwee...

Sue Onslow & Martin Plaut·almost 5 years ago

SA Reserve Bank Cuts Repo Rate

The South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee has cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%. This is the first time since March 2018 that the benchmark interest rate has been cut. The central bank's g...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Political Analyst Goodenough Mashego believes that EFF filling up the FNB Stadium was symbolic

After the EFF filled up the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon during their 10th year anniversary, political analyst Goodenough Mashego believes the filling of the stadium is symbolic of the party's momentum ahead of the 2024 national ele...

Neo Poho·9 months ago

Mboweni to Present Bill on R230bn Rescue Plan for Eskom

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to table a Special Appropriations Bill to outline the key funding of cash-strapped Eskom. The tabling of the bill on Tuesday followed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a R230billio...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

David Koloane Fought For The Right To Define Himself – And His Art

Dr David Nthubu Koloane, who was born in South Africa in 1938, was an extraordinary pioneer in the visual arts who fiercely defied any form of categorisation. As an artist, teacher, mentor, curator, arts administrator and author, he foug...

Ruth Simbao·almost 5 years ago

Zuma Shows, Once Again, that He’s Adroit at Playing to the Gallery

If there’s one thing South Africans can agree on, it’s that former President Jacob Zuma has always been adept at putting on a show. This has historically served him well – even since he was ousted in 2018. But lately his performance repe...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Johnny Clegg: South Africa’s Universal Man Of Uncommon Passion

Universal Man: Jonathan Clegg “Sikeyi” (1953-2019). “Sikeyi” is a Zulu dance praise name: “The peg through a yoke that secures oxen in position, from Afrikaans juskei (juk: yoke], referring to the capacity of a formidable dancer to hold ...

David Coplan·almost 5 years ago

Why South Africa’s Plans for Universal Healthcare Are Pie in The Sky

Performance in South Africa’s two tier health system – the public and the private – has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making. The...

Alex van den Heever·over 4 years ago

Shocking R57.5bn Budget Deficit a Sign of More Woes for SA

Data from the National Treasury shows that the budget deficit for the three months of the 2019/20 financial year ballooned to R57.5 billion from a deficit of R27.59bn in the comparative period of the 2018/19 fiscal year. The shortfall wa...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Ethiopia’s Sidama People: Lessons for Post-Colonial Africa

Undoubtably the rise in conversation around Africa’s ethnic violence is the result of an increase in reporting and not in actual violence. However, in most cases, the violence is over limited resources and in defence of historical and tr...

Neo Sithole·over 4 years ago

How Liquefied Natural Gas Could Change South Africa’s Fortunes

The development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could help transform the South African economy, spur re-industrialisation, reduce the country’s over-reliance on coal-fired power stations, and contribute to increased regional trade. South ...

Marie Blanche Ting·over 4 years ago

Coding in South African Schools: What Needs to Happen to Make it Work

South Africa is training a group of teachers to learn how to code and how to teach coding. The subject will be piloted at 1000 schools across five provinces, starting in the 2020 academic year. The announcement has resulted in debates ar...

Ulrike Rivett·over 4 years ago

Ramaphosa Should Focus on Inequality Rather Than Squeezing Poor People

South Africans are still to see what the new dawn promised by its President Cyril Ramaphosa will bring, or if it will even break. Long jail sentences for those that have looted the country would be a good thing. But it’s not yet clear if...

David Dickinson·over 4 years ago

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Risks Leaving Women Behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is, ostensibly, upon us. The term was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Form. Broadly, it refers to the collapsing of boundaries between the physical...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Old Mutual’s Bomb Scare-Coincidence?

Late Wednesday afternoon Old Mutual’s Sandton office was evacuated following an anonymous call made to SAPS that there was a bomb somewhere in the building. No actual bomb was found suspicions around if anything about the bomb scare has ...

Neo Sithole·over 4 years ago

Disconnect Between Business and State Contributed to Marikana Massacre

The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in South Africa. A judicial commission of inquiry set up to investigate how it came about put much of the...

Ralph Hamann·over 4 years ago

South Africa’s Construction Industry Could Become Safer. Here’s How

Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it’s responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities. The figure is at its highest in develo...

Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo·over 4 years ago

A Unique Picture of Migration Patterns in South Africa Can Help Urban Planning

Economic disparities, inequality and unemployment, particularly among young people, remain pervasive in South Africa. Lack of access to services and inadequate living conditions also affect people’s quality of life, health and well-being...

Mark A. Collinson & Carren Ginsburg·over 4 years ago

Zulu king Furious at Plans to Break His Control of Ingonyama Trust

King Goodwill Zwelithini has for the first time vented his anger about the recommendations that the Ingonyama Trust Board either be scrapped or its powers reviewed to give rural people of KwaZulu-Natal powers over the land they occupy. T...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Why New South African Law Won’t End the Toxic Mix of Money and Politics

The grip of money on South African politics may be so tight that it could be impossible to govern – or seek to govern – unless you are beholden to private money. Can a new law change that? The Political Party Funding Act was signed into ...

Steven Friedman·over 4 years ago

Perceptions About Retirement Can Inform Whether Black South Africans Save Or Not

Every person who is younger than retirement age is encouraged to plan and consistently save for retirement. However, few individuals actively plan for their retirement. This results in most South Africans becoming poorer during their ret...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

How Population Data Can Help Countries Plan and Tweak Policy

Statistics South Africa, the country’s statistical service which gathers and analyses a range of data, recently released its mid-year population estimates for 2019. The data places the country’s estimated population at 58,78 million peop...

Nicole De Wet- Billings·over 4 years ago

Solving the electricity challenge is vital for South Africa's investment drive

I met with US President Joe Biden in Washington to discuss several issues of concern to both our countries, including peace and security, climate change and food security

President Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 1 year ago

How The CR17 Campaign Funds Were Channelled

A group of politicians, campaign managers and strategists earned millions for their roles in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful ANC presidential campaign, with some having been on the CR17 payroll for the 12 months leading up to the ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

A New Approach to Criminalisation Could End Cape Town’s Drug Wars

It’s not known exactly how many gangs there are in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but gang membership has been estimated at more than 100 000. Almost all these gangs, most concentrated in Cape Town, make the bulk of their money fr...

Don Pinnock·over 4 years ago

South Africa Is Caught In The Global Hype Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution

South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of redressing inequality and creating the preconditions for an inclusive digital economy and soci...

Alison Gillwald·over 4 years ago

The Battles of South Africa’s Public Protector: Why The Law Must Win

In the book of Esther, the Bible tells a story from the 5th century BCE, when the Jews were in exile in Persia. The Persian king, Ahasuerus, had installed a Jewish woman, Esther, as his queen at the time that one of the king’s ministers ...

Cathleen Powell·over 4 years ago

South Africa Is Close To ‘Junk Status’ From All Three Rating Agencies. What Could Follow?

The rating agency Fitch recently revised the outlook on South Africa’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating down from “stable” to “negative”. A credit rating outlook indicates the potential direction of the country’s rating o...

Misheck Mutize & Sean Gossel·over 4 years ago

The White People Who Spied During Apartheid

In his new book, “Betrayal: The Secret Lives of Apartheid Spies”, award-winning journalist Jonathan Ancer explores why it is that spies spy. This interest, and this book, follow on the publication in 2017 of his acclaimed book, Spy. Unco...

Peter Vale·over 4 years ago

South Africa: In His Policy Paper, Mboweni Demands Urgent Action to Improve and Grow Economy

Tito Mboweni on Tuesday published proposals to boost economic growth by an additional 2.3 percentage points above forecast over the next decade — and create at least a million jobs. Still, the economic policy paper’s release was an intri...

Marianne Merten·over 4 years ago

‘Invasion’: An Exhibition That Presents An Artist’s Healing Touch

Some people disparage beautiful art because it seems to deny the painful complexity of life. They feel it is just sentimental and it leaves them with a sense that something is lacking. But for other viewers, beautiful art can also provid...

Stella Viljoen·over 4 years ago

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat!

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” These famous words were said by one of the 20th century’s greatest political leaders, Sir Winston Churchill on 10 May 1940 before his newly formed cabinet and in the House of Co...

Musa Mdunga ·over 3 years ago

Why South Africa’s new plan to fortify its borders won’t stop irregular migration

South Africa has just passed a new law in response to growing concerns in the country about its porous borders. The socioeconomic and security dangers posed by having large numbers of undocumented migrants have become key political issue...

The Conversation Contributions ·over 3 years ago

South Africa set to move to Lockdown Level 1

Could the worst be over ? South Africans battle mixed emotions as the country gears up to the reopening of its borders while adapting to what is said to be the "new normal" On Wednesday night ( 16 September 2020) President Cyril Ra...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

Why access to decent toilets could help reduce sexual violence in South Africa

South Africa has exceedingly high rates of rape of women and girls by non-partners. It’s estimated that between 5% and 12% of women may have been raped by a man who is not a romantic partner. This, however, could be an underestimate. In ...

The Conversation ·over 3 years ago

From The President's Desk

Dear Fellow South African, The United Nations will this week begin the 75th session of its General Assembly, where the nations of the world gather to seek collective solutions to global challenges. In any other year, heads of sta...

Honorable Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 3 years ago

Our beloved Azania

As South Africa celebrates heritage month on Thursday (24 September). it is worth bringing into remembrance the long journey we come from not just as a country but as the entire African continent. The Covid-19 war has reminded us that...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

South African tourism: informal traders need support, not more red tape

South Africa is an attractive tourist destination for foreign travellers on the African continent. It ranks 27th out of 128 countries in the world when it comes to visitor arrivals.

Alicia Fourie Professor, GIBS, University of Pretoria·7 months ago

From The Desk Of The President

Last week the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DLRD) announced that members of the public will be able to apply to lease 700 000 hectares of underutilized or vacant state land in seven of the provinces. ...

Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 3 years ago

From the President's Desk

The launch of the Presidential Employment Stimulus last week marks a fundamental shift in our approach to tackling unemployment. We are undertaking a far-reaching and ambitious public investment in human capital, with the state as bo...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·over 3 years ago

From The desk of the President

Every day, in every part of the country, millions of our citizens use taxis, buses or trains to get to work, go to school, transport goods or go to centres where they can shop, visit clinics or get social support. According to 2015 figu...

Honorable Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 3 years ago

Opening of the Radisson Destiny Hotel and Conference Centre Precinct, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni

President Cyril Ramaphosa joined and addressed the public at the prestigious event of the opening of the Radisson Destiny Hotel and Conference Centre Precinct in Kempton Park. He said For much of this year, the world has borne the socia...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

Smallholder Crop Farming is On the Decline in South Africa. Why it Matters

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics South Africa. This represents a loss of one in five crop farming households. The former homelands...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Weekend Round Up: MTN8 Semi- Finals

The soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates battled it out in their home ground Orlando Stadium for the first leg of the MTM 8 Championship. Amakhosi battled it out and held it down against Maritzburg United to book their sp...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

Fixing local government in South Africa needs political solutions, not technical ones

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has long been good at diagnosing its problems, but not much good at fixing them. Its own documents have been accurately describing its problems for two decades – factionalism and c...

Steven Friedman ·almost 3 years ago

China International Import Expo

The President of South Africa addressed the third China International Import Expo. The International Import Expo takes place despite the challenging circumstances in which the world finds itself. He said as the world embark on the d...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

From The desk of the President

This week, we will be hosting the third South Africa Investment Conference.Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s conference will be held in a vastly different and immensely more challenging environment than last year. ...

Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 3 years ago

Acting President David Mabuza concerned about carnage on South African roads

The Acting President underscored the importance of road safety, and that it should be a priority for all road users to curb the high fatality rate as a result of road accidents

The Presidency·over 1 year ago

Weekly Round Up : What made headlines this week?

South Africa has had an eventful week, from top politicians being arrested to The President easing lock down regulations below we have summarised some of the stories which made headlines. #Ace Topping the headlines this week was th...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: SA's Biovac Will Manufacture Pfizer COVID-19 Jab In SA.

Pfizer and its German vaccine partner, Bio-NTech, have signed a letter of intent with the Biovac Institute, a company partially owned by the South African government.

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

President Ramaphosa addresses 12th BRICS Leaders' Summit.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the 12th BRICS leaders Summit hosted virtually under the theme, Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth. He said the founding of BRICS has stood as a testament to the ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

South African politicians, not bureaucrats, stand in the way of a professional civil service

South Africa has seen a sharp rise in protests due to incompetence within its civil service. EFE-EPA/Nic Bothma The post-COVID-19 world will demand that governments do more with less, or at least spend within their means. Economic a...

 Mcebisi Ndletyana·over 3 years ago

What by-elections in South Africa say about the ruling party and the state of opposition

Special significance is often attached to by-elections. They are regarded as barometers of change in the political mood of a country. For parties, they can be early indicators of possible new trends in public opinion. In South Africa ...

Dirk Kotze ·over 3 years ago

From The President's Desk

It is nearly three decades since the UN first initiated the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. It runs from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, t...

President Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 3 years ago

From The Desk of The President

As we continue our efforts to manage the devastating coronavirus pandemic, we cannot ignore the other public health challenges that our country faces. For more than three decades, our country has been engaged in an ongoing struggle a...

Honorable Cyril Ramaphosa ·over 3 years ago

Why a South African community mistrusts big industry and what needs to change

For most of the 20th century, manufacturing, mining and other industries in South Africa developed without many legal restrictions. This resulted in industrial risks such as environmental pollution, contamination and health impacts. The ...

Llewellyn Leonard·over 3 years ago

SASSA Has Extended Two Temporary Grants To The End Of December.

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have announced that its temporary disability and care dependency grants have been extended until December 31. Sassa says that the extension was for the grants that lapsed on the 1st of F...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

What history teaches us about shaping South Africa’s new cannabis laws

South African cannabis policy is currently at a crossroads. In 2018, the Constitutional Court effectively decriminalised private cannabis use. Since then, the government has continued to grapple with how to regulate this plant and its pr...

Thembisa Waetjen·over 3 years ago

How COVID-19 puts women at more risk than men in Gauteng, South Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed stark inequalities and fissures in societies around the world. One of these ruptures has been the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women. In South Africa, women have suffered severe economi...

The Conversation Contributors ·over 3 years ago

Only One in 10 State Firms Submitted B-BBEE Reports in 2018, Says Oversight Body

Only one in ten state entities submitted their broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) reports for 2018, according to the B-BBEE Commission.The oversight body on Wednesday released a report on the status and trends of B-BBEE for ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Three reasons why the US Federal Reserve Bank holds the world in its hands

The World Bank estimates the number of Africans living in extreme poverty will increase from 424 million in 2019 to 463 million this year

Danny Bradlow- University of Pretoria ·over 1 year ago


We all have been touched and inspired by our iconic legend, Nelson Mandela. His legacy always marks an important development in how an individual is the lengthened shadow of our history and aspirations in South Africa. The purpose of...

Sandile Memela·about 3 years ago

President Ramaphosa to officiate national heritage day celebrations

The annual event embraces the vast cultural diversity and history that distinctively marks the country’s heritage

The Presidency·over 1 year ago

Johnny Clegg: He Belongs to the Musical Ages!

South African singer Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to tour and perform around the world.He received the Order of Ikhama...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

The Army is Being Used to Fight Cape Town’s Gangs. Why It’s a Bad Idea

Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army. The move has been welcomed by many who want to see an end to the rampant violence, crime an...

Lindy Heinecken·almost 5 years ago

Economists Say Interest Rates Cut Expected to Bring Relief to Consumers

Economists have said that the decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to reduce its repurchase rate (repo rate) by 25 point basis would bring some much-needed relief to consumers. SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thu...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Zuma and Trump: Half a World Apart, Yet Similarly Paranoid and Dangerous

Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma. Trump has spewed racist hate-speech against four Democratic P...

Roger Southall·almost 5 years ago

Turning Ramaphosa’s Growth and Jobs Promises Into Reality

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address after the election was received with some scepticism. Some of his political opponents questioned his dreams and urged him to face reality. Sceptics aside, the president made c...

Vuslat Bayoglu·almost 5 years ago

South Africa’s Soldiers Won’t End Gang Violence. A Co-Ordinated Plan Might

The South African government has taken a decision to deploy members of the South African National Defence Force to areas that have been ravaged by gang violence. At least the deployment of the army shows some commitment by government to ...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

King Goodwill Zwelithini & Prince Charles Mark the 140th Anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the King and Queen of the Zulus yesterday to mark the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War. Prince Charles, Camilla, King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Pumi watched a military dis...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

SA Teams through to the quarterfinals

The South African men's and women's hockey side have created history by qualifying for the 2023 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup.

Neo Poho·about 1 year ago

Cape Town’s Bloody Gang Violence Is Inextricably Bound Up In Its History

When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called Coloured from Cape Town’s inner city, it set off a chain reaction that now requires military intervention. More than 50 years on from the mass evictions that drove anyone wh...

Don Pinnock·over 4 years ago

Constitutional Court Ruling Ushers in New Era for Energy Regulation in South Africa

A recent judgment of South Africa’s Constitutional Court involving the country’s energy regulator signals a new found willingness by the courts to scrutinise the way regulators set prices and tariffs. This added level of regulatory accou...

Stephen Labson·over 4 years ago

Unlearn by MoMo Matsunyane

Award-winning actress and director, MoMo Matsunyane performs Unlearn, a play about a young lady called Angel Mojapelo who loves stand-up comedy and hopes to have a successful career in it one day. However, one night at a party changes th...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

African newspapers can be anti-African too: what my research found

My research showed that the reporting misrepresented Africa, and portrayed Africans as inferior and dangerous. In doing this, they perpetuated an ideology of othering that emphasises the west as superior and Africa as inferior

Sisanda Nkoala- Cape Peninsula University of Technology ·over 1 year ago

SA among 5 other nations in the bid to host 2025 AFCON

CAF President Patrice Motsepe announced that South Africa, Algeria, Benin, Morocco, Nigeria and Zambia are all in a bid to replace Guinea and host the 2025 African Cup of Nations.

Neo Poho·over 1 year ago

Why South African Law On Directors’ Delinquency Is Open To Abuse

For the first time in South African company law, courts have the power to declare directors delinquent. This remedy was introduced as part of the overhaul of South Africa’s corporate law regime in 2011. It is an innovative remedy availab...

Rehana Cassim·over 4 years ago

Siya Kolisi could return to action sooner than expected

Springboks scrum coach Daan Human has revealed that team captain Siya Kolisi is very close to returning to action for the world champions however, he is also very coy over whether Kolisi would feature in Saturday's Test match against Wal...

Neo Poho·8 months ago

Public Service Commission On Recent Unrest In South Africa

South Africa has been afflicted by two unprecedented challenges since the dawn of our democracy, namely the global COVID-19 pandemic and recent violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. These challenges have tested our state, particularly t...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 2 years ago

Is there really a paradigm shift in US/Africa relations? Why the answer seems to be yes

In South Africa – the first stop on this trip – Blinken unveiled the U.S Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, marking a remarkable paradigmatic shift in America’s engagement with Africa

Gilbert M. Khadiagala- Director of the African Centre for the study of the United States, Wits University·over 1 year ago

Why cabinet reshuffles in South Africa are bound to disappoint

These days, there are two types of cabinet reshuffles in South Africa – those which disappoint immediately and those which keep the disappointment for later. The cause of the disappointment is not the reshuffles themselves but the expect...

Steven Friedman ·over 2 years ago

5 steps you can take to manage a hike in interest rates

Many households are feeling the financial pinch caused by the rising cost of living. Low-income households are the most vulnerable to high food costs. But middle-income earners don’t fare any better

Bomikazi Zeka- University of Canberra ·over 1 year ago

South Africa’s consumer food price inflation to moderate in second half of 2021.

Although July 2021 consumer food price inflation of 7% y/y is unchanged from the previous month, there are clear signs in the underlying details that pressures are beginning to moderate. We are seeing a similar trend in the global market...

WANDILE SIHLOBO·over 2 years ago

Home countries of migrant labourers are not accepting and acknowledging their responsibility for their citizens

The key issue is the lack of responsibility from home countries of migrant labourers who come to South Africa

Department of Employment and Labour ·over 1 year ago

The Best Paying Industries in South Africa - and the Industries Most Likely to Pay Below the Minimum Wage

Banking and IT are the best paying industries in South Africa, but only employs 8% of the country’s junior to medium-skilled workforce, a new report by digital recruitment platform Giraffefound. Giraffe’s South African junior-medium skil...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Miss SA Has Officially Returned Home

Shudufhadzo Musida officially returned to Gauteng on Sunday after she was crowned Miss South Africa 2020 in Cape Town. She was officially welcomed at OR Tambo International Airport by Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa a...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

South Africa’s employment tax incentive is not a success story.

South Africa has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. This was true even before unemployment increased as a result of the global financial crisis in 2008. And before COVID-19. The country’s youth unemployment rate is ev...

Seán Mfundza Muller ·over 2 years ago

Lots of IMF programmes are never completed – because they’re unworkable

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gives loans to countries in economic trouble. In exchange, countries must implement a programme of painful policy reforms. Countries rarely complete these programmes. We set out to uncover why. ...

Bernhard Reinsberg & Thomas Stubbs·almost 3 years ago

Deputy President to reply to questions in the National Assembly

Deputy President, Mr David Mabuza, will be in the National Assembly today, at 14h00, for oral replies to questions by Members of Parliament.

Parliamentary Press ·over 1 year ago

The City of Joburg assists struggling households

Financially pressed households in the City of Johannesburg have been offered relief

MMC Finance- Councillor Julie Saddaby ·over 1 year ago

Public enterprises committee briefed on Mango Airline rescue process

100% of Mango will be sold to a new investor, meaning that the company will no longer operate as a state entity

Parliamentary Press ·over 1 year ago

The Woman King is more than an action movie – it shines a light on the women warriors of Benin

The film is being celebrated as an example of “fierce” representations of black womanhood, so unlike dominant popular culture stereotypes

Dominique Somda- Junior research fellow, Institute for Humanities in Africa (HUMA), University of Cape Town·over 1 year ago

President Ramaphosa concludes positive Washington DC visit

President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his official working visit to the United States at the invitation of President Joseph Biden

The Presidency·over 1 year ago

President mourns multiple deaths in KZN vehicle collision

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the death of 19 learners and two adults in a collision

The Presidency·over 1 year ago

Mass Country review: murdered South African rapper’s posthumous album is a mixed bag

Just weeks before being gunned down in what appeared to be a hit, the South African rapper AKA (Kiernan Forbes) had announced he was ready to release his new album, Mass Country. After his death, his family decided to go ahead and releas...

Sanya Osha Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town·about 1 year ago

How multicultural churches in South Africa are breaking down race barriers

Race is an issue that’s always simmering below the surface in South Africa. One of the ugliest aspects of the recent wave of looting and violence was the killing of people based on their race in a neighbourhood in the port city of Durban...

Marilyn Naidoo ·over 2 years ago

From heritage to modernity: The intersection of contemporary and traditional art in South Africa

South Africa is a country with a deep artistic heritage, where traditional art forms have been passed down for centuries. However, in recent years, we have seen a growing trend in contemporary artists incorporating traditional techniques...

Lindelwa Masuku·about 1 year ago

Reimagining the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Africa

In a recent publication titled "The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Techno-Colonialism, and the Sub-Saharan African Response," author, Edmund Terem Ugar, outlines his perspective on how Sub-Saharan Africa should respond to the challenges a...

Edmund Terem Ugar, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Philosophy and Research Assistant Centre for African-China Studies (CACS), University of Johannesburg  ·8 months ago

Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka among the 8 shortlisted for the Public Protector's job

Acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka is among the eight candidates the ad hoc committee selecting a new Public Protector has shortlisted.

Neo Poho·9 months ago

Consumer Price inflation contracts by 0.5%

Stats SA has released the latest inflation data, showing annual consumer inflation slowed to 6.3% in May from 6.8% in April.

Neo Poho·10 months ago

Nomvula Mokonyane admits the ANC is concerned about Orlando Pirates playing against Maccabi Tel Aviv

ANC deputy secretary-general Nomvula Mokonyane has admitted the African National Congress (ANC) is concerned about Orlando Pirates playing against Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

Neo Poho·10 months ago

BRICS to admit six new countries to bloc including Iran and Saudi Arabia

The five Brics nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have announced the admission of six new countries from next year as the club of large and populous emerging economies seeks to reshape the global order.

Neo Poho·8 months ago

"ANC stands with the people of occupied Palestine" - Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri

The ANC has called for peace in the Gaza Strip, describing Palestine’s reality as a replica of apartheid South Africa.

Neo Poho·7 months ago

After a decade, the number of households using bucket toilets remains unchanged

As the 2022 population and housing census was released by Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, the stats revealed that number of households relying on bucket toilets has not changed in the ...

Neo Poho·7 months ago

South Africa power outages: some improvement but a long way to go before the grid is stable

Throughout most of this year South Africa experienced prolonged and damaging electricity shortages, making 2023 the worst year to date. The power utility Eskom confirmed this in its annual results presentation, in which it said: “Eskom’s...

Hartmut Winkler - Professor of Physics, University of Johannesburg·6 months ago

Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 01 November 2023.

Minister in The Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni briefing media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on, Wednesday, 01 November 2023.

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)·6 months ago

Forget the Boogeyman, the Face of Gender-Based Violence Is A Familiar Face in Your Church, Office, School and Bed!

It has been a minute since I last wrote an opinion piece. Until the events of the past two weeks, I have not had the strength or mental resolve to speak to the matters that are impacting South Africa and the greater continent. However, l...

Musa Mdunge·over 4 years ago

TymeBank becomes the first digital bank to break-even in Africa

TymeBank has announced that it has attained its first profitable month in December 2023, less than five years after its inception in February 2019, this feat makes it the first digital bank in South Africa and the continent to break-even.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

Nelson Mandela's items including ID and the famous Madiba shirts listed for auction in February 2024

Former President Nelson Mandela's identity document, personal drawings, famous shirts and treasured gifts are some of former his personal items set to be auctioned next month.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

South Africa’s genocide case against Israel is the country’s proudest foreign policy moment in three decades

On 11 January 2024, South Africa hauled Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the charge of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention This was for Israel’s indiscriminate bombing and siege of Gaza following the deadly 7 ...

The Conversation ·3 months ago

Hope Healed My Trigger

It was just this week that I felt triggered by the horrific stories that had emerged on the news about multiple women who had been raped and murdered and fellow Africans that had been brutally murdered because they weren’t citizens. If I...

Zizipho Ndevu·over 4 years ago

"The time for talking is over, South Africa needs action" - ActionSA

Ahead of the upcoming 2024 General Elections in South Africa, one of ActionSA's mandate is to represent all South Africans who are determined to set the country free from the restraints of a broken political system and build a prosperous...

Neo Poho·3 months ago

South Africa's Tyla wins the Inaugural African Music Performance Award at the Grammys

South African singer, Tyla has won a Grammy award at the Grammys in the category of Best African Music Performance on Sunday.

Neo Poho·3 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa mourns passing of His Excellency President Geingbob of the Republic of Namibia

As condolences have been pouring in following the death of Namibian President Hage Geingob, who died early on Sunday in a Windhoek hospital, South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa has described Geingbob as a towering veteran of Namibia...

Neo Poho·3 months ago

South Africa contributes troops to SADC mission to the DRC

In fulfilling South Africa’s international obligation towards the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission to support the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), President Cyril Ramaphosa ordered the employment of 2900 members o...

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa·2 months ago

South Africa makes urgent request to International Court of Justice on Rafah Offensive

The South African Government has made an urgent request to the Interantional Court of Justice (ICJ) to consider whether the decision announced by Israel to extend its military operations in Rafah, which is the last refuge for surviving p...

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa·2 months ago

Reply by President Cyril Ramaphosa to the debate on the State of the Nation Address

In the State of the Nation Address, I said that as South Africans we have, over the last three decades, been on a journey together to achieve a new society.

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa·2 months ago

The fight against crime in South Africa continues

South Africa has recorded an increase in violent crime by the end of 2023, with several police stations across the country recording a high number of murders.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

'A bold new future for African Mining'

One week has passed since the 2024 Mining Indaba, themed 'Embracing the power of positive disruption'.

Thabisa Hanise & Kelly-Ann Mostert·2 months ago

What has caused South Africa's unemployment rate to rise to 32.1% ?

Senior Economist at Oxford Economics Africa, Jee-A van der Linde has revealed that South Africa’s increased unemployment rate was expected due to the weak economic activity that happened in the fourth quarter of last year.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa announces 2024 General Elections Date

President Cyril Ramaphosa has in accordance with section 49(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, read with section 17 of the Electoral act of 1998, determined 29 May 2024, as the date for the 2024 General National and ...

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa·2 months ago

Fuel Price hike on the Horizon in South Africa

South African consumers are heading into a fuel price storm, with a petrol and diesel hike coming in March while possible fuel tax hikes is expected in April, and the wider impact on transport, shelf prices and inflation is likely to be ...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

John Steenhuisen denies claims by former DA Mayor that DA practises cadre deployment

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen has denied former DA mayor in the Midvaal Local Municipality, Bongani Baloyi's claims that the DA also practises cadre deployment.

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Johannesburg’s water crisis is getting worse – expert explains why the taps keep running dry in South Africa’s biggest city

Since the latter part of 2023 hardly a week has gone by without some residents of Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital, losing their water supply.

Craig Sheridan, University of the Witwatersrand·about 2 months ago

“Applications for special votes need to be submitted by 3 May 2024” - IEC

The IEC has revealed that people who may need a special vote for the upcoming elections were expected to make their applications before May 2024.

Neo Poho·about 2 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Congratulates President-Elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye of Senegal

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on behalf of the government and people of South Africa congratulated President-elect Mr. Bassirou Diomaye Faye, on his election as the President of the Republic of Senegal.

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa ·28 days ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa to co-chair 2nd session of South Africa-Ghana Bi-National Commission with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 12 March 2024, co-chair the Second Session of the South Africa-Ghana Bi-National Commission (BNC) with His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana.

The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa ·about 1 month ago

National Assembly grants provisional approval for DA's motion of no-confidence against speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli, has provisionally granted the DA's request for parliament to discuss the motion of no-confidence against Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

Neo Poho·30 days ago

South Africa’s election management body has done a good job for 30 years: here's why

More than in previous elections, South Africa’s Electoral Commission (IEC) will be tested to the hilt in this year’s national and provincial elections on 29 May 2024.

Dirk Kotze, University of South Africa ·29 days ago

Jacob Zuma barred from contesting elections

The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has confirmed its decision to uphold an objection against former President Jacob Zuma's candidature in the upcoming elections.

Neo Poho·28 days ago

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) calls for Peaceful and Fair Elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has emphasized the importance of approaching the upcoming polls with peace and tranquillity while adhering to the electoral code of conduct.

Neo Poho·21 days ago