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The democratic process of voting was wearing thin before lockdown

The number of adults who didn’t vote in the 2019 elections reflects citizens’ disenchantment with their representatives. Perhaps Covid-19 presents government with the chance to change this

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Maimane’s Mosa movement to launch within two months

The former DA leader says his new political movement can bring change to South Africa

Jockeys without horses: Let’s all learn to be constructive

Although Benjamin Fogel denies the relevance of the South African Communist Party — and gets a few facts wrong — some of his points are correct

Malema: Collect 10 million votes, Cheers!

The party by to increase its voters five times by 2023

Tackle racism with a rights-based approach

To address the systemic issues of racial discrimination, broad social and economic transformation is required in SA

Party’s woes signify historical dilemma of South Africa’s liberals

The Democratic Alliance’s problems can be traced back to the politicisation of race, which has persisted even after the dawn of democracy in 1994

DA election review recommends Maimane step down

A review into the party’s poor election results also calls for the DA’s CEO to stand down — he has subsequently resigned

Paul Boughey, CEO of the DA has resigned

A report that looked into the party's poor election performance called for the CEO and Mmusi Maimane to vacate their positions

A turbulent transition: DA faces a rocky future

Because it's a blend of political influences the transition it is facing has, inevitably, had an existential effect on the opposition party

Leader’s principal aim to build IFP

Gravitas: Velenkosini Hlabisa brings his experience to his new post as leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party.

ANC in Gauteng: For whom does the electorate toll?

With two years before the next local government election and an ANC in Gauteng already on notice, the stakes have never been higher.

DA admits to governance balls-ups

After  disappointing elections results, the party is focusing on its municipalities and coalitions

DA in want of leadership and an identity

The party’s electoral decline is an indication that it does not really know what it stands for

Ramaphosa’s Sona outlines seven priorities for sixth administration

Implementation is the key focus for President Cyril Ramaphosa, who admits there are limits to what can be delivered due to state of public finances

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Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

Huge strides have been made, but the fight against HIV is far from over, and Covid-19 has disrupted testing and treatments

How to get the most money for your old iPhone towards a new one

Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story