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18 Feb 2019 00:00
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We’re driving environmental collapse at an unprecedented scale, threatening human society. And little is being done about it
More than 30 people will be implicated by the head of Ipid at the Zondo inquiry
‘I kept feeling like I was inadequate.
Whenever anything bad happened to me, I would attribute it to my dark skin’
Rescue plans will be detailed in the budget speech and the utility will be split into three state entities
While Eskom goes from one controversy to the next, the dissatisfaction of its workforce poses a real danger to Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on
While university students on some campuses have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament heard this week that the amount owed is R9-billion.
Iqbal Survé’s business success has bought him the ultimate luxury: his own version of reality
Despite national plans to reuse waste and reduce SA’s carbon emissions, too much rubbish is still going into landfills and money is being lost
About 45% of insect species will become extinct in a few decades because they can’t evolve rapidly enough in a world changed by human activities
Severe drought and a struggling municipality means some people drink from muddy puddles
Some schools have been applying for scholar transport since 2011 — to no avail
This week Mentor became the first of the commission’s witnesses to be cross-examined
Despite a high court judgment halting extraction, villagers feel unsafe as the minister plans a survey and resettlement guidelines
He needs to keep the power on to woo voters with the ANC’s achievements since 1994
Major international companies have been implicated in the collusion
Concerns are growing in three Cape Town communities that developers are muscling into local associations to get them to approve development plans
A property developer has been accused of co-opting a youth group in the Cape Town suburb
Nondiscriminatory laws exist in name only for those seeking refuge from Uganda and elsewhere
The next battle for global health is likely to be fought on the internet
High-perfoming computers can analyse huge swaths of health data accurately and quickly
How much would you risk to save someone you loved? When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
Rwanda’s president put everything into reforming the organisation, with mixed results
There are concerns that the process of how the country’s oil will be extracted is corrupt
Edo State is Nigeria’s capital of human trafficking, and local authorities are seemingly powerless to protect vulnerable women and girls.
Tundi Lissu is a Tanzanian MP and a member of Chadema, the main opposition party. In September 2017, two gunmen attacked him outside his house in Dodoma City, an attack he believes was orchestrated by the government. He received medical treatment abroad and now wants to go home. He spoke to Simon Allison
Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December, with people calling for an end to Bashir’s three decades in power
A perfect storm of factors leave Eskom operating on the edge and South Africans facing more power cuts in the coming weeks
The state’s struggling company says Total will also benefit if it piggybacks on its infrastructure
The firm is countering threats from streaming services and is investing strongly in local content
The JSE and the companies commission will investigate alleged breaches at the IT firm
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is at loggerheads with other trade unions about its protracted wage strike at gold mine Sibanye-Stillwater.
The party must decide if politicised uncertainty and institutionalised ambiguity will be its end
‘At the M&G we have committed to redoubling efforts to ensure we offer even greater prominence to the threat of climate change’
‘We may have once thought the EFF had some good ideas, and at least provided a left-wing goad to the ANC’
Our readers write in about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, citrus farming and job creation, and the state of Eskom
Tiep, snooze, doss, lala — or simply call it load-shedding, the visitation of Brian Molefe’s spirit
Contrary to what some commentators may think, the DA leader’s humility should not be mistaken for weakness
It has been more than three years since the United Nations general assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the money required to meet the agenda’s key targets remains elusive.
Migration is a global phenomenon, which continues to grow daily. There are 244-million international migrants, 3.3% of the global population, according to the International Organisation for Migration’s World Migration Report 2018.
Fighting the violent abuse of women in SA must go beyond expecting the government alone to end it
It’s 200 years since the Xhosa were driven from their land and it has not yet been restored to them
The diet, which will also cut deaths caused by bad diets, will halve the consumption of sugar and meat
‘The nation is agog at the video of the Economic Freedom Fighters MP Marshall Dlamini slapping a white security guard’
A relevant economics curriculum should include different schools of thought and students must learn to engage with these in a critical way
Of paramount importance is the enjoyment of reading, a responsibility that not only rests on the shoulders of educators, but also of parents.
Though strides have been made in bringing about change, a number of issues are still to be included
Morena Leraba and Kommanda Obbs draw upon deep roots in creating the new Sesotho sound
For good vibes and an art fix, don’t miss this.
“I love storytelling. For me, the image, signifies that great element in my body of work, human interest.”
Bulawayo’s cool jazz scene has been destroyed by the disastrous economy
Restaurants respond to the desire of patrons to feel like they are dining in their own space
Simphiwe Ndzube’s solo show in Cape Town offers no easy answers to deracinated utopias
A veteran of the Dusi canoe marathon, Kevin Davie recalls the many bends in the river and the gladiatorial mind-set pilgrims need to survive the race
The true masterminds know how to manage their players, finances and minutes to finesse titles
A cold shoulder often follows the signing of a pre-contract, as Rodney Ramagalela is finding out
Raisibe Ntozakhe is reinventing her technique after she lost her World Cup spot due to illegal bowling
Dan Malesela is a bit grumpy, thanks to the Orlando Pirates performance.
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