The DA federal council chairperson says it ‘doesn’t take Einstein’ to know the EFF is orchestrating outrage against her, and denies the DA has any bots of its own.
Bobi Wine’s red beret has become synonymous with a fiery spirit of Ugandan resistance, long since thought to be extinguished after 33 years of ironclad rule by Museveni.
The organisation provides basic veterinary healthcare and education to communities in townships.
The Tshwane offices of the UNHCR are at the front line in a desperate struggle by refugees and asylum seekers for resettlement in safe countries.
The party wants to convince some SA voters that a version of liberalism exists which is untouched by history and context.
The outgoing mayor’s vitriol has made Johannesburg a more dangerous place for migrants and refugees.

Days are dark and the new dawn is breaking slowly

Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech highlights that government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.

Rugby World Cup final sparks nostalgia for another Mandela moment

The mood is very different now, with young people angry about the slow pace of economic transformation.

Fears of drought disaster are understandable, but don’t panic about water in Gauteng

Are the authorities responsible for managing water supplies keeping their eye on the ball?

New study hopes to break chain of femicides

A new study hopes to help guide the government in protecting vulnerable teenagers by understanding adolescent homicides in South Africa.

Xenophobia denialists should be held culpable

By insisting that the recent violence was ‘just crime’ and blaming migrants for our ill, politicians and commentators spread the hate that sparks pogroms.

The people who sparked the xenophobic violence

Zweli Ndaba penned the flyer that spurred hostel dwellers and truck drivers to take part in the shutdown that led to xenophobic attacks in Gauteng.

The accidental dictator: Even Mugabe’s mother said he shouldn’t have been president

A series of coincidental life events led to Zimbabwe’s controversial leader taking and holding on to power for almost 40 years.

Why our soldiers can’t stop the Cape Flats gang violence

The army is in too much of a sorry state to deal with such a severe problem, writes an academic.

Why getting the army to fight Cape Town’s gangs is a bad idea

The biggest problem is that armies are not trained for law enforcement. They’re trained for warfare and to use maximum force.

Is Ramaphosa’s Cabinet truly ‘gender-equal’?

While half the ministers in Ramaphosa’s Cabinet are women, this Cabinet as a whole is still slightly skewed towards men.

How Africa can solve its own problems through philanthropy

Africa needs to develop foundations for ways of giving which don’t just emulate the west.

SA’s problem of ‘hidden hunger’ – when malnutrition and obesity combines

South Africa is not doing enough to tackle the problem, and should learn from Brazil.

A tribute to media freedom activist Raymond Louw

Anton Harber delivered the eulogy at the veteran journalists’s funeral. This is an edited version.

SA’s parliamentary budget office is in complete disarray

The first opportunity to fix it was squandered – resulting in 10 lost years.

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