Nobody should be surprised that the recent decision of the Democratic Alliance (DA) to reject race as a means of classifying people has attracted so much hostility in the communications media.
What recently transpired regarding the abuse of the Covid-19 opportunity by a very select group of business people, is not new at all.
Infection and death rates in many African countries have turned out to be much lower than initially feared. As the number of infections dips sharply in South Africa, experts there are exploring a startling hypothesis, as our Africa correspondent Andrew Harding reports from Johannesburg.
The Victorian government is facing a potential class action expected to be to the tune of several billion dollars brought by the businesses that have been shut down during the state’s stage four restrictions.
A fierce critic of the SA government’s approach towards the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, actuary Nick Hudson of Pandemic Data and Analytics (PANDA) forecasts that the Western Cape will reach herd immunity within a month.
The radical economic transformation faction in the ANC holds secret talks with leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters. They strike a bargain. Get rid of Ramaphosa and the constitutionalists, and stop all investigations and commissions into State Capture and corruption.
Brian Pottinger, former publisher and editor of the Sunday Times, has been watching the global – and South African response – to the Covid-19 pandemic with deepening mistrust. Here, he examines the myths which he says have grown up, or been perpetuated, around the disease. From fatality rates to epidemiological models, and from medical treatments to statistical models, he takes on much that is accepted wisdom about the virus.
The love story between the women that unfolds via a time jump to 1963 and with an impending apocalypse subverts painful tropes for queer women
The victorian jail where gay playwright Oscar Wilde served most of his two-year sentence for “gross indecency” is for sale, Britain said on Thursday.
Simply lifting the ban won’t shield Dlamini Zuma or the government from accounting for exactly how this decision was made.
Herman Mashaba has called for all corruption allegations, irrespective of the severity of the claims, to be thoroughly probed. The former Johannesburg mayor claims that the ANC has insulted South Africa citizens after the party cleared Mayor Geoff Makhubo of any illegal activity.
Beer-producing giants SAB and Heineken say they’re halting investment and expansion into South Africa. This comes as the alcohol ban takes its toll on liquor producers.
A Chinese advertisement for Cartier has reignited discussion about the country’s taboo around LGBTQ rights.
An amendment to the Ipid Act is on the cards, finally. The legislation governing the Independent Police Investigative Directorate is as flawed as the process to appoint the head of Ipid, because ultimately it comes down to the discretion of one person – the minister of police.