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Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
AG berates municipality leaders
AG berates municipality leaders
Municipal leaders in councils across the country were so preoccupied with the run-up to last year’s local government elections that they...
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is,...
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
This week, auditor general Kimi Makwetu released his annual report on government expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year. It makes for...
The paradoxes of polyamory
The paradoxes of polyamory
I love to pontificate on what the cool kids are doing and their funky trends, such as hipster hats and cool round glasses. But the fad that has...
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi bosses brought Gauteng highways to a standstill last week. The middle classes lamented the inconvenience, but the real target of the disruption was SA Taxi Finance and its eye-popping interest rates....
Rights of foreign kids trampled on
Rights of foreign kids trampled on
Undocumented children — South African, from other countries and stateless — face being kicked out of the classroom, despite having a...
LGBTI-focused national HIV plan launched
LGBTI-focused national HIV plan launched
Hailed as a milestone in South Africa’s response to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis, a national plan focusing...
‘Jellyfish’ fails to impress investors
‘Jellyfish’ fails to impress investors
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s backhanded style of politicking, replete with doublespeak, did not win over investors during meetings in London...
Mkhize defends Gigaba
Mkhize defends Gigaba
Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has defended the decision by her predecessor, Malusi Gigaba, to grant early citizenship to members of the Gupta...
No amnesty for DA's Mbali Ntuli
No amnesty for DA's Mbali Ntuli
Despite reaching a compromise with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over her controversial tweets on colonialism, the Democratic Alliance has not let...
Refugees have an equal right to healthcare
Refugees have an equal right to healthcare
June 20 is World Refugee Day. There are about 65.6-million forcibly displaced people, and 22.5-million international refugees, the recent report by...
The ball is now squarely in Baleka's court
The ball is now squarely in Baleka's court
Whether a parliamentary motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be decided by secret ballot is a “judgment call” to be made by the...
Hawks’ slow Prasa probe slammed
Hawks’ slow Prasa probe slammed
Figures in the billions come up a lot, such as R3.5-billion paid for locomotives that are allegedly “not fit for purpose” or have “safety...

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