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26 May 2017
                       
 
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26 May 2017
 
 
Zuma appoints first woman to head court of appeal
SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL
President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Mandisa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the president's office said on Friday, making her the first woman to occupy the position....
Updated 34 minutes ago
 
 
Zuma says not opposed to inquiry into corruption allegations
INQUIRY
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said on Friday he was not opposed to setting up a commission of inquiry into corruption into his government after anti-graft report alleged he was influenced by...
Updated 1 hour 11 minutes ago
 
 
Populism on the rise as South Africa and Namibia gear up to elect new presidents
THE CONVERSATION
Both South Africa and Namibia’s governing parties are set to hold elective congresses before the end of this year. Those who win the leadership contests will each lead their respective parties into...
Updated 1 hour 26 minutes ago
 
 
Gender-based violence in South Africa: what’s missing and how to fix it
THE CONVERSATION
Valencia Farmer was 14 years old when she was brutally gang raped and murdered. She was stabbed 53 times. That was in 1999 and her killer was only sentenced for the crime 17 years later. Sihle...
Updated 1 hour 31 minutes ago
 
 
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
SAIIA
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
Updated 1 hour 35 minutes ago
 
 
 
 
Betrayal of a Promise
RECOMMENDATION
This report suggests South Africa has experienced a silent coup that has removed the ANC from its place as the primary force for transformation in society. Four public moments define this new era:...
Updated 2 hours 59 minutes ago
 
 
 
 
Contested terrain
REAL ECONOMY: ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION
So what precisely is radical economic transformation? The answer, in an era of factional African National Congress (ANC) politics, depends very much on the speaker and the audience. Indeed, the...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
Nquthu residents not duped by 'messiahs' – IFP
POLITICS
The Inkatha Freedom Party's (IFP's) victory in the Nquthu by-election shows voters know who the "genuine politicians" are, the party said on Thursday. "The results prove that voters can now...
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Nations Security Council must include Africa – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma during his address on Africa Day at the presidential guest house called for the reform of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to include Africa. “As Africa changes, so too...
 
 
SOEs are being used to loot taxpayers' money – Motlanthe
POLITICS
Parastatals are being used to loot taxpayers’ money, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday. Recent shenanigans at Eskom demonstrated that public resources are being wasted and people...
 
 
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 24 May 2017
STATEMENT
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 24 May 2017, at Tuynhuys, Cape Town. 1. ISSUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT 1.1. Cabinet is concerned with the rising incidences of abuse and violence against women in our society....
 
 
 
 
Implement transformation now and avoid being pushed to do so or being driven out of business
OPINION
Companies with foresight should embrace and actively implement transformation now, and not wait for “radical economic transformation” to force them to do so or to push them out of business, argues...
 
 
Young Africans must 'colonise' the world with their talents - Ramaphosa
POLITICS
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has encouraged young Africans to forge ahead and "colonise" the world. "Go out into the continent and the world and colonise it. Colonise the world with your...
 
 
 
 
Brown to set up Eskom corruption probe headed by retired judge
ESKOM
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has announced that she will institute a “broad scope” investigation into allegations of corruption currently hanging over State-owned electricity producer...
 
 
 
                       
 
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