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.
As the number of coronavirus cases increase in South Africa, there are growing concerns over widespread corruption involving funds meant to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Consol Glass says it has suspended construction of a new R1.5 billion glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng indefinitely, due to the reduction of the demand for glass products driven by the Covid-19 pandemic and government’s actions to slow its spread.
SA lost more in tax revenue in the first three-and-half months of its fiscal year than it borrowed from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) combined.
More than R1 billion. That’s the cost of various commissions of inquiry in recent years, most of them investigating corruption.
This data from Worldometer lists the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The total number of cases and deaths registered country-wise is updated regularly.
Four of the five countries worst affected by Covid-19 are from the BRICS grouping – Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa – while China is where the pandemic started. As it turns out, the five share much more than just a vulnerability to disease.