14.1.2020 12:55 pm
As South Africa faces arguably its greatest challenges, the president does not inspire confidence that he’ll be able to confront them.
On the eve of the statement marking the 108th birthday of the governing African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni tweeted:
Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech highlights that government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.
The mood is very different now, with young people angry about the slow pace of economic transformation.
Are the authorities responsible for managing water supplies keeping their eye on the ball?
A new study hopes to help guide the government in protecting vulnerable teenagers by understanding adolescent homicides in South Africa.
By insisting that the recent violence was ‘just crime’ and blaming migrants for our ill, politicians and commentators spread the hate that sparks pogroms.
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.
A series of coincidental life events led to Zimbabwe’s controversial leader taking and holding on to power for almost 40 years.
The army is in too much of a sorry state to deal with such a severe problem, writes an academic.
The biggest problem is that armies are not trained for law enforcement. They’re trained for warfare and to use maximum force.
While half the ministers in Ramaphosa’s Cabinet are women, this Cabinet as a whole is still slightly skewed towards men.
Africa needs to develop foundations for ways of giving which don’t just emulate the west.
South Africa is not doing enough to tackle the problem, and should learn from Brazil.
Anton Harber delivered the eulogy at the veteran journalists’s funeral. This is an edited version.