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President transfers limited powers to procure new electricity generation from Mantashe to Ramokgopa
By: Terence Creamer 26th May 2023 Following more than two months of uncertainty and reported Cabinet infighting, President Cyril Ramaphosa has transferred Ministerial powers... →
Cholera outbreak: Death toll rises, confirmed cases also on the up
By: News24Wire 26th May 2023 Following a cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal, the death toll has risen to 21, with a spike in confirmed cases also reported. The person died after... →
DA welcomes Mashatile’s commitment to coalition legislation, hopeful of ANC support
By: Thabi Madiba 26th May 2023 The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Friday it trusts that the African National Congress (ANC) will put “petty party differences” aside and support... →
The Covid-19 TERS policy saved at least 2-million jobs – but not without some unintended results
26th May 2023 About three years have passed since the South African government introduced the COVID-19 Temporary Employer-Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) in... →
Back to square one: political infighting again stalls Lesotho reforms
26th May 2023 Last week Lesotho’s government imposed a nationwide curfew after the murder of courageous investigative journalist Ralikonelo Joki and the rising... →
Dichotomy of Abundance and Scarcity: The Paradox of South African Agriculture
26th May 2023 In the verdant heartland of South Africa, a jarring paradox of two opposing food systems manifests - one burgeoning with excess, privilege, and... →
Action, not distraction
26th May 2023 Political and social turbulence has swirled fiercely ever since former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter appeared in that explosive television interview in... →
26th May 2023 With the expiration date for the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits drawing steadily closer, and a silence from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) about... →
Coalition Governance – Are We Ready?
26th May 2023 Recent experience with coalition governance in some of South Africa’s largest cities has been anything but encouraging. Johannesburg, for example,... →
24th May 2023 The 2021 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released last week, found that 81 per cent of South African Grade 4 pupils (10 –... →
Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons
24th May 2023 Over the past few weeks, countries which have the power to influence international narratives, policies and practices around issues relating to... →
Speaker Mapisa-Nqakula leads South African delegation to SADC Parliamentary Forum EXCO meeting in Seychelles
26th May 2023 The Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will lead a delegation of the South African Parliament to the Executive Committee... →
DA launches oversight campaign to address spiralling national water crisis
26th May 2023 The detection of cholera in the Vaal River this week and the systematic collapse of water treatment facilities countrywide are symptoms of a... →
DA condemns new Aviation Fuel Levy by A
26th May 2023 The DA is concerned about the ramifications of a proposed newly increased levy, particularly its impact on airlines, charters, and passengers. The... →
Eskom and its trade unions conclude third round of salary negotiations, fourth round is scheduled for the second week of June 2023
26th May 2023 Eskom and its three recognised trade unions, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and... →
Numerical Targets: No jobs will be lost!
26th May 2023 The publication of the Employment Equity Regulations on 12 May 2023 has been the subject of much public controversy. While a vibrant contestation... →
The consequences of social media conduct on the employment relationship
26th May 2023 With so many people using different platforms to connect and exchange information, social media has become an indispensable component of our... →
The solar energy tax incentive – a “light”-line for businesses?
26th May 2023 The continued rollout of loadshedding in South Africa has forced businesses to dig-deep into their pockets to keep their doors open amidst the... →
Thousands make submissions in opposition to the Hate Speech Bill
25th May 2023 Submissions from the public to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on the controversial Hate Speech Bill, closed at 13:00 on Thursday, 25th... →