Scandals embarrass Uganda’s Makerere University

Graduation at the ‘Harvard of Africa’ nearly didn’t take place — because the university ran out of gowns

Nakanjani, it’s a good feeling

Artist Dada Khanyisa on responding to the opportunities that their practice offers them, by all means necessary

Is Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power?

The ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country's upcoming election. The current leader has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.

Events in Lesotho point to poor prospects for political stability

Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive

My hardest story: Reporting on being queer in Tunisia

Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 81 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city...

Africa

Scandals embarrass Uganda’s Makerere University

Graduation at the ‘Harvard of Africa’ nearly didn’t take place — because the university ran out of gowns

Is Nkurunziza ready to relinquish power?

The ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country's upcoming election. The current leader has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.

Events in Lesotho point to poor prospects for political stability

Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive

Business

Would wage transparency work in SA?

In Scandinavian countries, citizens can look up what any other citizen earns in an online national database. Could South Africa use a version of income transparency? Economists, as usual, are divided.

OUTvest ‘fires shots’ at the industry

New offering has all the retirement annuity features, but charges rock-bottom fees

Treasury is still seeking SAA funds

The government has committed an additional R2-billion to the airline, but has yet to pay it out

Opinion

South Africa could use a communist party

The SACP is not building socialism, or even social democracy. Sadly, it has become just another party advancing the politics of patronage

The enduring allure of Robin Hoods

Society’s fascination with robbing the rich to feed the poor, whether fabricated or in real life, reveals a profound longing for justice and redistribution in a capitalist world

We are failing our children

Ten infants died at Tembisa hospital at the end of last year. The health department tells us this it is more...

Environment

Hundreds of Amazon employees criticise firm’s climate stance

Hundreds of Amazon employees Sunday openly criticised the online retail giant's environmental record, in violation of the company's communications policy.

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...

Arts & Culture

Nakanjani, it’s a good feeling

Artist Dada Khanyisa on responding to the opportunities that their practice offers them, by all means necessary

‘Writing is about revelations and reversals’

In this essay novelist Yvonne Vera let us in on her writing process

Threading 40 years of Zimbabwean writing

Kwanele Sosibo talks to Tinashe Mushakavanhu, the co-editor of Some Writers Can Give you Two Heartbeats, about the impetus behind the book

Education

Lesufi suspends Parktown Boys’ principal after student’s death

Malcolm Williams has been suspended following the death of grade 8 learner Enoch Mpianzi

Parents must participate in schools to protect their children

Last week my helper’s daughter started grade 8 at a girls’ high school in Soweto.

Academics must reach out to the public

By sharing their ideas and knowledge, they can change the world. What’s holding them back?

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

Chaos theory: How Jürgen Klopp has harnessed the unpredictable

The Liverpool manager has his side playing unstoppable football but it’s the attention to detail off the field that has bred the success

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash ⁠— reports

National Basketball Association (NBA) legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported, in an...

This be the year of the Proteas

Years of preparation by the women’s national team have come down to a crucial month of cricket in New Zealand and Australia

World

The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has claimed 81 lives since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city...

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

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...

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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

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