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...

Farmworkers live in filth in Franschhoek

Rights groups say government needs to intervene and expropriate land in cases where rich farmers don’t maintain labourer accommodation

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

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

Not the Nobel Prize: Giving war criminals the attention they deserve

A new ‘award’, Spoilers of Peace, is designed to name and shame those people preventing peace in South Sudan

Despite tweet, Zuma keeps silent about providing his taxpayer information

The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former president Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records —...

Desire’s solo homecoming

Desire Marea is no longer in Johannesburg. After living and working in the city for the past five years, the artist...

Africa

Not the Nobel Prize: Giving war criminals the attention they deserve

A new ‘award’, Spoilers of Peace, is designed to name and shame those people preventing peace in South Sudan

Malawi in turmoil as judgment day looms

Widespread and increasingly violent protests have left the government in limbo

Why the Gambia’s plea for the Rohingya matters for international justice

In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included...

Business

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

The path to a zero carbon future

The transition to a decarbonised economy based on water, wind and solar energy will save trillions, plus people’s lives and climate crisis costs

Opinion

On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the rainbow nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

Editorial: Corrupt, negligent municipalities kill

Local government has long been the site of gross mismanagement and corruption. Both of these deny people their hopes and dreams and can lead to them also losing their lives.

Editorial: Crazy leadership carousel

Eskom appointed a new interim chairperson this week — board member Professor Malegapuru Makgoba. Makgoba is not a new face. He...

Environment

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...

Oceans heat up to record highs

Ocean temperatures last year were the hottest in recorded history, driving destructive weather around the world and pushing a rise in...

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

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

Raptor affords some thrilling rides

A mobile couch lots of added engineering

Sport

Stokes named ICC player of the year after a smashing 2019

Ben Stokes was named the International Cricket Council (ICC) player of the year on Wednesday, capping an unforgettable 2019 for the...

Blood, sweat and cheers

A new Netflix docuseries follows underestimated athletes willing to put their bodies on the line for their sport

Football on the colonial frontier

Still fighting for their right to return home, exiled Chagossians are using football to unite a diaspora

World

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...

Soleimani air strike: Why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy

The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries

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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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