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Militarisation, repression and capitalism in the US

A global police state – the military arm for capital interests – marginalises, controls and subjugates millions of people considered surplus humanity

Artificial intelligence is already responding to our needs

Engineering students are best prepared for the shift in gear, but they will need to learn to change lanes

Online allyship: a broken game of do like I do

The idea of displaying solidarity by posting a black square on Instagram hijacked the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag with a performative display of allyship

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it

How our heritage is reduced to ash

Whiteness once again robs black and brown South Africans of their legacy by reducing it to ‘Braai Day’

Nike selects NFL ‘pariah’ Kaepernick to ‘just do it’

Colin Kaepernick staged his first silent protest during the team’s third preseason game

The fine art of domesticating a revolution

As much as artists might rebel against it, art fairs and private enterprise are the new drivers

Family conversations to divide and conquer

“Because I am a young, black boy and in the US they kill us,” he answered solemnly.

‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice

The poet is honoured to join the ranks of Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim and Miriam Makeba.

​Trump got elected mainly because establishment politicians ignored the people

And now citizens face the prospect of a president who will tilt the country towards white supremacy

#Culturepop: More mourning this week — and the absurdity of violence continues

Monday prevailed on a sombre note as we mourned the passing of Khwezi, whose real name was Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo.

The Lists on pulling up A Seat at the Table, Becoming Wise and John Africa’s Revolution

The Lists this week were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela and senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo.

790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte

A state of emergency was declared after second night of unrest as protests flared after yet another police officer shot and killed a black man.

​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans

Ahead of a speaking tour of South Africa, cultural critic Greg Tate talks about #BlackLivesMatter and the burgeoning Afropunk aesthetic.

Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM

A film studies lecturer and filmmaker explains why Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” is one of the director’s most influential films.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Press Releases

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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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