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Yes, victims can bring Gambia’s dictator to justice

Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that he will await the report of the country’s truth commission before pursuing Jammeh’s possible extradition

Failure to govern geoengineering could destabilise peace and security

Failure to govern new technologies to combat global warming could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security

Putting science on the continental agenda

Speech by Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor at the Science Forum South Africa, CSIR, Pretoria, December 8 2015

A day to weigh up the continent

May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.

Public participation in education under threat

Motshekga’s reported plans to make it easier to close schools could jeopardise pupils’ rights.

Best response to a cheating scandal? Completely confuse everybody

The conflicting statements about cheating during the 2014 matric exams equals complete national confusion.

Refugee children win right to learn

But debilitating education hurdles remain for many foreign children in legal limbo.

Is Parliament offended by the truth?

Letter from Parliament: EFF MP Andile Mngxitima believes that actually, the struggle against power is the struggle to return meaning to words.

‘Radical’ change is our collective responsibility

Politics aside, South Africans share aspirations for economic growth under legitimate leadership.

Mazibuko’s tea-tray ‘klap’ is a wake-up call for blacks in denial

Black people who forget they are black suffer, writes Andile Mngxitama.

Africa is still waiting for the dawn

The current assault on freedoms would make the pan-Africanist Robert Sobukwe turn in his grave.

Vote ‘no’ to the nightmare of Zuma’s ANC

SA deserves better than to be ruled by a party that flirts with totalitarianism, writes Barney Pityana.

Buthelezi: IFP fought for good citizenship

The Inkatha Freedom Party prepared a generation of young people to become active participants in a liberated South Africa.

The state must do textbooks by the book

Have lessons from the 2012 textbook crisis led to reforms that will ensure it can't recur?

Our courts are schooling the state

With prompting from civil society, judges are reminding the state of its material obligations to schools and pupils.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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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

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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