Datsun Go: Doing basics basically

This is a handy little car for driving around town. The Go is much-improved compared to previous models and now offers welcome safety features

Eskom: South Africa can learn from Australia’s mistakes before it too burns

The current restructuring plan for the state-owned entity won’t solve its problems, but there is a way to make the power utility work successfully

Where will neoliberalism end?

LONG READ Is the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts...

How Sheffield United is finally living up to its history

Thanks to years of mediocrity, the rich footballing history of the club and its city is often forgotten

Makana municipal mess up has lessons for local government

Citizen action, where diverse groups work together, offers hope that municipalities can be forced to do their job properly

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from...

Africa

Laundering Isabel dos Santos

"African corruption" is only African as regards its victims. Its perpetrators are institutions and individuals from across the globe who are willing to loot without conscience as they watch their offshore accounts grow.

Isabel dos Santos did not loot Angola alone

Once again, Western auditing and consulting firms shamelessly facilitated corruption on an international scale

AU pushes the frontiers of transitional justice

Now these important policy developments must be implemented

Business

SAA grounds flights due to low demand

SAA is working to accommodate customers on its sister airlines after it cancelled flights due to low demand

The age-old stokvel moves into the digital era

Can the stokvel, the home-grown savings institution tried and tested over the ages, go digital? At least two...

Free up energy before the budget

Cyril Ramaphosa wants to do the right thing – bring independent power producers on to the grid. He must act despite opposition from top ANC members

Opinion

Eskom: South Africa can learn from Australia’s mistakes before it too burns

The current restructuring plan for the state-owned entity won’t solve its problems, but there is a way to make the power utility work successfully

Where will neoliberalism end?

LONG READ Is the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts...

Environment

Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) got under way in the ski resort with an avowed focus on climate change but with starkly different visions over global warming laid bare

YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit

YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US activist group said on Thursday as it called for stopping "free promotion...

Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN...

Thought Leaders

ANC plays a game of dodgeball

The mayor of Durban avoids almost all the questions whereas Gwede ducks and dives amid his tiger tales

Zille’s reprise is getting weird

With Maimane and Trollip gone, it seems the DA trying to turn back the hands of time to 2015 — or even 1652

The pros of Myself (Pty) Ltd

"I’ve been using a company name and have played with the idea of talking to clients about “us here at the office”... but I’ve realised it’s just me. "

Education

Weak matrics culled for better results

Just 7% of learners writing a two-year matric programme created to help them passed and a mere 0.003% got distinctions

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in...

Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don’t know that they qualify

Motoring

Datsun Go: Doing basics basically

This is a handy little car for driving around town. The Go is much-improved compared to previous models and now offers welcome safety features

Suzuki Jimny is dynamite in a small, boxy package

“Japan’s love of little things is legendary, with the Walkman in particular paving the way for a positive plethora of...

Festival of Motoring gives peak into SA’s future

The 4th annual Festival of Motoring is a window into what our vehicle landscape may look like in the near future

Sport

How Sheffield United is finally living up to its history

Thanks to years of mediocrity, the rich footballing history of the club and its city is often forgotten

Three things we learned from the Premier League

Liverpool's march towards the Premier League title gathered pace with a 2-0 win over rivals Manchester United. The...

Banning protests at the Olympics ignores the games’ history

It is the year of the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee was quickly out of the blocks with new guidelines regarding athlete...

World

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest on Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from...

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week,...

Japan’s Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the...

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Humanities Awards 2020 Long List Collection Inspiring …

Activists, poet and animals are explored in fascinating detail

COP25 climate summit: what’s happened?

The real test will come next year in Glasgow, when countries have to make concrete commitments to reducing emissions

DBSA participates at COP2

The bank provides vital financial backing for green initiatives

Buffalo City ready for festivities

The calendar is full of events that will keep holidaymakers entertained

​Our kids may still save us

The youth are demanding that more action is taken on the climate crisis - it's their future that's at stake

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