Huge merger wobbles a lopsided world

Xstrata and Glencore to go ahead with merger.

Foreign doctors hold out a lifeline

Without their presence South Africa's national health insurance cannot be implemented successfully to provide quality healthcare.

Ratings warning a red flag

A downgrade because of rampant expenditure will have severe fiscal implications for SA.

Is anybody listening?

This week, as world leaders gather in Copenhagen to craft a climate-change treaty, Africans are watching keenly for concrete actions.

Language of division and diversion

Afrikaans identity politics at Stellenbosch distracts from real challenges, writes a group of the university's academics.

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