Drew Forrest

Guest Author

Lesotho’s litany of unsolved political murders

Violent deaths include that of former LDF commander Maaparankoe Mahao and the killing of a senior police officer during an alleged coup attempt.

Arms deal gets a coat of whitewash

Few foresaw just how comprehensively the Seriti commission's report bleaches out the slightest taint of government wrongdoing, writes Drew Forrest.

Stop the titanium death dunes

Only one sure way to restore peace and security to Xolobeni: the government must set its face against mining - and soon.

Editorial: Zuma gangs up on democracy

Can President Jacob Zuma really have been unaware of who he was dealing with and their unsavoury reputations when meeting with known gang bosses?

Editorial: Led astray by sins of incumbency

A fight over planning permission may not sound like a major issue for the DA, but the fear is that it could be a straw in the wind.

Editorial: Fifa must say no to cagey Tokyo

Sexwale’s opaque and controversial business dealings, particularly on our continent, raise obvious questions about whether he has the right profile.

Housing scandal arrest ‘imminent’

The contractor at the centre of R60m fraud claims has been suspended from his plum government job

Editorial comment: Who, really, is security serving?

The spy cables reveal little about the President. There are justified fears that they will be used to drive through the "secrecy" Bill.

Community klaar with Finnish mine

A major source of income and jobs is on hold while the company tries to find a solution.

[From our archives] Spy tapes revelations could rock the Zuma establishment

Evidence released to the DA raises significant questions regarding the dropping of graft charges against President Jacob Zuma.

You don’t have to be ?’clever’ to see through Zuma

Leaders should not expose themselves to the slightest perception of a conflict between their private interests and public responsibilities.

Falling circulation a sign of the Times, so why did Survé single out Dasnois?

The Cape Times's falling circulation is said to have prompted the sacking of editor Alide Dasnois, but her replacement has a far worse record.

Press Releases

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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