Cracks in the monolith

The ANC is in no danger of losing the election. But the party shows signs of losing voters' unquestioning struggle loyalty.

Which way is up?

Women are still struggling to break the glass ceiling in corporate South Africa, with only 306 directorships out of 2 851 held by women.

A new, softer rand

The presidency and the national treasury are in discussions about how to soften the South African currency, which the government admitted this week was overvalued and was adversely affecting the growth of the non- commodity export sector, which has the potential to soak up thousands of semi- and low-skilled job seekers.

SACP moves to go it alone

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has established a formal commission to review the proposal that it should contest elections -- a move that could be the first formal step toward the restructuring of the "tripartite alliance". The establishment of the body is a clear signal that a split between the SACP, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the African National Congress may finally be taking shape.

The sunset speech

President Thabo Mbeki's to-do list as he goes into the final years of his presidency.

Top-secret semen

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>The police forensic laboratory in Pretoria that is testing DNA samples obtained from the complainant in the rape claim against African National Congress deputy president Jacob Zuma is being heavily guarded to ensure that crucial evidence is not tampered with or the results leaked.

Holes revealed in Aids treatment programme

The government's comprehensive HIV/Aids treatment programme was launched 18 months ago and a proper system for monitoring and evaluating the roll-out is still not in place. Delays in installing the system account for a large chunk of the R39-million underspend by the Department of Health's HIV/Aids cluster this year, revealed by the mini-budget.

Motlanthe targeted in e-mail exchange

E-mail messages allegedly exchanged between senior African National Congress leaders outline a plan to work the financial destruction of ANC general secretary Kgalema Motlanthe, the <i>Mail & Guardian</i> established this week. The existence of the messages was confirmed at the weekend by Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils, and they are reported to have been unlawfully obtained by the National Intelligence Agency.

Neither Mbeki nor Zuma

The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> this week reveals the key strategies of leading tripartite alliance leaders for dealing with the trial of Jacob Zuma and the presidential succession. Senior leaders want to convince African National Congress president Thabo Mbeki and his deputy Zuma not to stand for election as party president and to find a compromise candidate to preserve unity in the ruling party.

A flawed way forward

The struggle for free, quality, basic education continues, despite the Cabinet's endorsement this month of a comprehensive action plan to address cost-related barriers that...

Matriculant’s dream survives – but system still ‘stinks’

The University of Natal has come to the rescue of a matriculant who, despite passing with four distinctions last year, had resigned himself to...

Tightening the taps

Operation Gcin’amanzi (conserve water) was launched by Johannesburg Water last year as a fail-safe solution to retrieve billions of rands in arrears that accumulated from the flat-rate system used during apartheid. Gcin’amanzi’s centrepiece is the roll-out of prepaid water meters to "conserve water and stop the bleeding in arrears", says Brian Hlongwe.

Press Releases

Auditor-General of South Africa seeks request for information

Suitably qualified and experienced vendors are sought to supply tools to assist in the support of financial statement audits

Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

What is an AGA(SA) and AT(SA) and why do they matter?

If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

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