Mashupye Herbert Maserumule

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Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet is a motley crew: What he’ll need to make it work

Is the new Cabinet fit for purpose - is it better equipped to do what needs to be done?

To lead South Africa, Ramaphosa must balance populism and pragmatism

​Maiden speeches are tricky. They only come once. The one delivered by the newly-elected president of the ANC required extraordinary ingenuity.

Why talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous and dangerous

Are calls for unity in the ANC an attempt to prevent Cyril Ramaphosa from cleaning out the stables if he wins the presidency?

How the ANC blew a chance to regain SA’s trust

The ruling party appears to have lost claim to being a leader of society. This is clear from the outcome of its policy conference.

How Zuma blew the chance to steal a march on his opponents

Zuma has invoked the meaning of a rule set by the apartheid context he ferociously fought against, to justify his executive action in a democracy.

Sassa grants debacle: About political trickery, not separation of powers

Was the social grants fiasco orchestrated to undermine the judiciary and the Constitution and hide sheer incompetence on the part of government?

The ANC can only be salvaged by leadership of epic ethical proportions

The local government elections made 2016 a defining year in the history of the country’s electoral politics, writes Mashupye Herbert Maserumule.

Robert Sobukwe’s pan-Africanist dream: An elusive idea that refuses to die

For Africa to be for Africans, pan-Africanism should be a lived experience, not an ideological project for political rhetoric.

South Africa faces uneasy questions about the power of President Zuma

There are important points to reflect on when considering the implications of former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on Zuma’s fate.

Tumultuous times for South Africa as it enters the era of coalition politics

South Africa is in a tryst with tumultuous times as coalitions take shape to unlock hung municipalities following the 2016 local government elections.

Why Africa’s professors are afraid of colonial education being dismantled

African academics are steeped in European knowledge systems. There is a galaxy of African scholarship they can draw from – if they're brave enough.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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