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Echoing Trump, Mashaba targets undocumented migrants

Johannesburg’s new mayor says he’s on a mission to clean up Africa’s richest city and the prime targets in his sights are undocumented immigrants.

D-day: Game of chicken grips Sassa crisis

The crisis swirling around South Africa’s system of welfare payments to the poorest third of its people has become a game of chicken.

ANC: Treasury won’t break law on Sassa deal

Treasury will not act illegally and approve a new welfare distribution deal with Net1 unless it has been sanctioned by the Concourt.

Extending Net 1 social welfare contract would be unlawful, says Pravin Gordhan

The social development department’s ability to continue to make monthly welfare payments to about 17-million people is in jeopardy.

Dlamini-Zuma may be appointed to Cabinet to ease succession

The move would bolster Dlamini-Zuma’s profile and chances of replacing Zuma as ANC president.

Lonmin could lose licence over failure to improve workers’ living conditions

The presidency says the company has been too slow to build accommodation for its workers, many of whom still live in temporary shacks.

Six candidates vie to succeed Zuma as ANC president

Zuma is not among the six and isn’t expected to seek re-election, the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

Ramaphosa gains from Zuma’s woes in presidential succession race

Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are regarded as front-runners to take over from Zuma as ANC president next year, and possibly president in 2019.

Reserve Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at 7%

The rand has strengthened 15% against the dollar this year after losing over 25% of its value in 2015.

Jacob Zuma makes payment for Nkandla home upgrades

The President made the payment ordered by the Concourt for taxpayers’ money spent to upgrade his private home the national treasury said.

Inflation climbs to highest rate in seven years

The South African Consumer Price Index has risen to 7%, its highest level since the recession.

Reserve Bank raises interest rate to 6.75%

South Africa's repo rate has been raised by 50 basis points in an effort to counter the rand's slump.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!