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29 Apr 2019 00:00
(Mail & Guardian)
The ANC can’t take hard decisions about the economy and other parties don’t need to because they won’t win
The top prosecutor is declared unfit for office and compromised the integrity of the NPA
‘I’ve been looking for his grave for almost 14 years now. I loved that boy so much.’
A panel member who approved diverting health department funds has denied a conflict of interest
Extreme weather events are making life for everyone more difficult, expensive and dangerous.
This is the reality of a world where carbon emissions are driving climate breakdown
A chronic housing shortage at the University of Zululand means many students are living in squalid conditions, whether on or off campus
A disgruntled Economic Freedom Fighters MP says its leader has failed to account for millions
Sixty-eight percent of Africans are not confident that their vote is secret, according to a new survey published by Afrobarometer, the continent’s leading polling organisation.
‘Whether LGBTIQ people vote for the DA or the Kiss Party or whoever, we need to see LGBTIQ people involved in political spaces’
Campaigning on issues rather than a broader agenda makes this church-affiliated party unique
And it is not only white conservatives who are donning the party’s green and orange colours
Over the past four elections the smaller political parties have been losing votes hand over fist — except for the Freedom Front Plus (FF+).
Italy has come up with a plan to slash the cost of medicines by May.
South Africa’s public health nurses are infamous for having bad attitudes. Could a pair of goggles help to change their ways?
Rumours outweigh facts in beleaguered province Cabo Delgado
A new book by a leading economist challenges current negative perceptions about the continent
Even as Algeria and Sudan have rid themselves of their long-standing leaders, Guinea may be about to create a new president-for-life
The target is the $2-trillion in annual e-commerce transactions in 36 countries that is set to rise to $4.5-trillion in three years’ time
The online market may have four million customers, but it has not yet made a profit
Despite alarm over the recent lifeline, the state says the power utility is not on brink of collapse
The cost of tertiary education is now such a burden to students in the United States that some have taken to selling a portion of their potential future earnings to fund it.
Multinational companies have been gaming the rules of the global economy to minimise their tax liability — or even eliminate it
The environmental threat to humanity means world leaders must finish what they started
Be aware that history repeats itself — even when two types of government appear vastly different
‘None of our political elite deserves our vote. How can we entrust our futures to people who put their next shopping trip ahead of our existence?’
‘A genuinely secret ballot helps to prevent intimidation, blackmail and voter fraud’
Our readers write in about plastic waste and an article on President Jair Bolsonaro
A stunned Durban is counting the costs of the floods — destroyed infrastructure and people’s lives and homes
The international community did not call the president and his African allies to account for the atrocities in Rwanda, the DRC and Burundi
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF’s) role as kingmaker is not as clear-cut in the 2019 elections as it was in the 2016 polls.
The Constitution is fertile ground for a new local slogan beyond the global 4IR and the New Dawn
Matthew Buckland’s obituary should be a word cloud of the most commonly used terms in the tributes that flooded social media after the announcement of his death.
Constitutionally enshrined rights to peaceful protest and healthy living environments must not be trampled on
Dangerous eating habits associated with young women can affect all races and, increasingly, men
‘At least Mbeki has returned from seclusion at his think-tank to do some actual work for the ANC at the hustings’
In a speech to graduates at Rhodes University, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela said that reviewing accepted wisdoms can help to repair the past
For good vibes and an arts fix, don’t miss this
This is an extract from the chapter titled Aisha, in which the author travels from Bamako in Mali to Conakry in Guinea
Authors who were anticipating payments were left high and dry by African Flavour Books when the store closed unceremoniously
Visual arts in South Africa has had a reputation for elitism — until now
The artist, who died young, lived and worked on his own terms
“Fassie lived according to her own rules. That’s what made her political.”
An award-winning film proves a documentary can serve up its points in a short space of time
Travel and living abroad for nine years inspired Cariema Isaacs to write a new cookbook
The Milwaukee Bucks’ 2.11m star player is redefining our conception of greatness
A new book delves into the secrets behind the mighty rugby team from a tiny country
A spirited Absa Premiership match was played on a lifeless Tuesday afternoon in Pretoria
Pep Guardiola has Liverpool to thank for pushing him and his team to the limit
Even if high-flying Mamelodi Sundowns successfully defend their league title this season, they are at risk of forfeiting it immediately.
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