Ofentse Mboweni

Ofentse Mboweni is the online night editor at the Mail & Guardian. He has a keen interest in South African politics and history, is an avid reader and loves anything to do with good hip-hop music, literature and afrofuturism. Described as a "blerd" and postmodernist by some, he prefers being called OJ.

SA is food secure but millions of children are stunted

National dietary surveys estimate that 77% of children between the ages of six and 23 months do not receive a minimally acceptable diet

The workforce that makes our health system work

Community health workers need to be supported so that policies can be tangibly effective

Mabuza urges Hawks to ‘move speedily’ in the North West

The deputy president sought to allay concerns by outlining progress made in stabilising the situation in the platinum-rich province

Political parties fail to address nutritional stunting

Stunting affects the individual’s physical and cognitive development and economic growth

Who wants to get redeployed?

What exactly did Brian Mofele do at Eskom? Did he resign, retire or go on unpaid leave?

Gordhan to Denel board: Prove to us you’re not captured

The former finance minister wants the state arms manufacturer to prove it is not acting in the interests of the controversial Gupta family.

Gotta catch ’em all

Pimples depicts how the Gupta brothers captured everyone.

Renowned boxing coach Nick Durandt dies at 53

Durandt's record in South African boxing is unmatched, having produced 95 champions.

Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile resigns — reports

Fuzile has been at the national treasury's helm for six years and there are fears that his leaving will spark an exodus of experienced staff.

S&P downgrades South Africa’s credit rating to junk status

The decision taken at an emergency meeting follows President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday.

What Phife taught me

Tribe fans Ofentse Mboweni and Luke Feltham revisited some of their favourite lines to reflect what these mean to them.

Sassa dragged its feet on grants transition matter, CPS affidavit shows

An affidavit filed by the social grants distributor details the correspondence between the company, Sassa and the social development minister.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

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

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