Eskom: South Africa can learn from Australia’s mistakes before it too burns

The current restructuring plan for the state-owned entity won’t solve its problems, but there is a way to make the power utility work successfully

Makana municipal mess up has lessons for local government

Citizen action, where diverse groups work together, offers hope that municipalities can be forced to do their job properly

How China could solve its Hong Kong problem

The way university management handled the #FeesMustFall demonstrations offers some lessons for the Beijing administration

Rhodes must stop treating rapists like victims

The university senate is fighting over the limited execution of a limited sexual violence strategy

Mr Ramaphosa, this is how to get the country working

Address the clear shortcomings at the local government level, starting with simplification, accountability and an appropriate workforce

It’s time to get real about free higher education

As a country with a developing economy, why are we so obsessed with university?

A name change would be pointless if Rhodes still coddles white supremacy

The facts not in dispute are that Cecil John Rhodes was an “arch-imperialist and white supremacist who treated people of this region as sub-human"

‘Elon Musk’ might only be 95% accurate, but it’s enough to inspire

Machanick reviews the merits of journalist Ashlee Vance's biography of Elon Musk.

​Three Ps against progress

The level of outrage at wrongdoing should be weighted by harm done to the vulnerable. Instead, the Ombud seems more sensitive to harmed privilege

The rise of the independent council candidates who reject conventional authority

There is a growing mood around the world of rejecting conventional authority – Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, hashtag protests like #FeesMustFall.

Varsities pull rank – but it’s irrelevant

It’s better to choose a university based on your own criteria and not on its rating.

Fight the state’s systemic rot systematically

The narrow focus on Nkandla misses the point of the rot that lies at the heart of the ANC's patronage engine, writes Philip Machanick.

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories