Politics
POLITICS Will the real opposition please stand up?
Has the EFF stolen the DA’s thunder in Parliament, even to the point where it is increasingly being seen as the ‘real’ opposition? We asked a few political
30 Sep 2014
ECONOMY Deputy President talks about the economy, energy, mining
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says in order to grow the economy and create jobs, it is important that the private sector invests more in the economy than it currently does. The
23 Jun 2014
HELLO, MICKEY MOUSE, THIS IS GOOFY Q+A with Tony Leon
He cut his political teeth as a young city council hopeful for the then Progressive Party (PP) in a bitterly contested by-election in the Johannesburg suburb of Yeoville in 1986,
09 Jun 2014 - G. P. / D. C.
NIGERIA AHEAD Nigeria and South Africa should work together
On Sunday 6 April 2014 on the way to the SAIIA offices in Braamfontein I passed many Nigerian churches, which are now permanent features of inner-city Johannesburg. Sermons were
19 May 2014 - A. L.
20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY An objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector.
20 Years of Democracy: an objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector. In the year that South Africa celebrates 20 years of
14 May 2014
Election watch It's Malema's party
The IEC has officially informed the Economic Freedom Fighters that the application EFF submitted for registration as a political party has been approved.
09 Sep 2013 - S. S.
Election 2014 puts South African investment on hold Political uncertainty and crime weigh heavy on business leaders
Uncertainty surrounding next year’s election in South Africa is impacting heavily on business confidence. It has seen two-thirds of the country’s business leaders putting investment decisions on hold.
26 Jul 2013
Political violence on the increase Violence and politics have become inseparable in South Africa
When Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi, politicians in KwaZulu-Natal and expelled ANC councillors in Tlokwe, North-West, recently voiced concerns over death threats, they had every reason to fear for their lives.
19 Jul 2013
Is the battle between labour and capital building? Socio-political order and economic structures under pressure
In the wake of the lingering global economic crisis public sectors across the European Union (EU) have been cut back and working-class gains from the post-war period seriously undermined.
19 Jul 2013
Election Watch: the implications of Tlokwe Emerging ugly face of 2014 elections
The increasingly intense and ugly battle for political control of the North West city of Tlokwe is turning this university towninto a microcosm of what is awaiting South Africans in the election next year.
16 Jul 2013 - S. T.
GPF aiming to achieve long-term sustainability Focus on affordable housing
Lower-income households are benefitting from the housing development fund’s thorough approach.
03 Jul 2013
Electronic espionage saga How clean are South Africa’s hands?
US electronic surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden recently revealed how US and British intelligence agencies had monitored the communications of South African and other nations' politicians.
01 Jul 2013 - S. T.
Obama’s African trip in perspective American interests will always come first
President Barack Obama has returned home after his trip to Africa, having announced a “new partnership” with the continent in which South Africa, as its biggest economy, is to play a pivotal role.
01 Jul 2013 - P. C.
Brazilian protests hold lessons for South Africa The uncomfortable truth of being a Brics member
It all started with mass protests, riots or uprisings in Africa, the Arab world, Southern Europe, and more recently in Turkey and Malaysia. Many of these are calling for regime changes.
24 Jun 2013 - S. T.
Final Word on ‘pickaninny’ The pickaninny could be a Spaniard or a Portuguese
If you, like me, always thought ‘pickaninny’ was a typical South African word to describe a young – usually black – boy child, you are wrong.
20 Jun 2013
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