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South Africa's divisive Malema could be post-election kingmaker

By: Reuters     Updated 3 hours ago South Africa's Julius Malema, who quit the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to form a radical leftist party, could potentially become a... 

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DA calls for urgent and immediate consequences for obstruction of election activities in KZN

By: Thabi Shomolekae     Updated 4 hours ago Democratic Alliance (DA) KwaZulu-Natal Premier candidate Chris Pappas condemned the obstruction of election activities in KwaZulu-Natal by uMkhonto... 

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Ramaphosa expresses readiness for 2024 elections, condemns obstruction of election activities

By: Thabi Shomolekae     Updated 4 hours ago President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed the country’s readiness to hold the 2024 national and provincial elections, calling on all parties, candidates,... 

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Israeli genocide continues - with international mainly non-governmental resistance

Updated 1 hour 18 minutes ago In the aftermath of Israel's latest legal defeat at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last week after an application by South Africa, many... 

What is a secular state? How South Africa has tried to separate religion and politics

What is a secular state? How South Africa has tried to separate religion and politics

Updated 2 hours 46 minutes ago South Africa is often referred to as a ‘secular state’. What’s the background? The primary feature of a secular state is political secularism,... 

Elections 2024: South Africa’s journey to coalition government

Elections 2024: South Africa’s journey to coalition government

Updated 2 hours 58 minutes ago When the dust settles, the new government must focus on unity, economic growth and development. South Africans will elect their seventh democratic... 

South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

South Africa: Gold mine pollution is poisoning Soweto’s water and soil – study finds food gardens are at risk

24th May 2024 For 140 years, gold mines in Johannesburg, South Africa have been leaking wastewater contaminated with heavy metals. The acid mine drainage from... 

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New parties; coalitions; possible outcomes

New parties; coalitions; possible outcomes

24th May 2024 With only a week to go before the elections, we now consider the impact of some of the new parties that have emerged since the 2019 elections; the... 

Nature positive: Guidelines for the transition in cities

Nature positive: Guidelines for the transition in cities

23rd May 2024 Cities are powerhouses of the global economy, yet 44% of their global GDP is at risk from nature loss. With only 37% of the world’s 500 most... 

Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024

Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024

23rd May 2024 While international tourist arrivals and travel and tourism contribution to global GDP are expected to reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of... 

“Educate the masses to change their minds”

“Educate the masses to change their minds”

23rd May 2024 Since 2016, the Chinese government has dramatically accelerated the relocation of rural villagers and herders in Tibet. The government says that... 

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POPCRU secures major win for SAPS members ahead of elections

POPCRU secures major win for SAPS members ahead of elections

Updated 3 hours ago The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has won a significant victory on behalf of its members in the South African Police Service... 

DA extends condolences to Justice Ackermann

Updated 3 hours ago The Democratic Alliance extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Justice Laurie Ackermann. His passing is a loss for South... 

South Africa’s upcoming National General Elections – A crucial turning point for rural development and land reform 

Updated 4 hours ago As South Africa prepares for the May 29 National General Elections, the nation stands at a critical juncture. These elections are arguably the most... 

DA condemns MK breach of IEC centres

DA condemns MK breach of IEC centres

Updated 4 hours ago The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal condemns the actions by MK members in viral videos at IEC storage sites in Chesterville and Hammersdale... 

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The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – an African perspective

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive – an African perspective

Updated 3 hours ago On 24 May 2024, the European (EU) Council finally adopted the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), completing the legislative... 

New Immigration Regulations: Exemption from taxation still on the cards for foreigners

New Immigration Regulations: Exemption from taxation still on the cards for foreigners

24th May 2024 Following the backlash from the tax fraternity in response to the controversial Immigration Regulations which were published (and subsequently... 

Important considerations for insurers during election season

Important considerations for insurers during election season

24th May 2024 The imminent general election in South Africa presents increased risks for the non-life insurance industry. As seen in recent years, elevated... 

On the road to a cashless society – SARB digital payments roadmap

On the road to a cashless society – SARB digital payments roadmap

24th May 2024 On 18 April 2024, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) published its digital payments roadmap. The document entitled Digital Payments Roadmap:... 

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