David Makhura

The learners who live in a church

Despite promises of relocation, two months after floods people in Mamelodi are still living in a church. Bongekile Macupe and Delwyn Verasamy went to talk to the learners who are trying to get on with school while living in a loud and alien environment

ANC in Gauteng flexes its muscle over election of a Jo’burg mayor

The ruling party hopes to woo the Inkatha Freedom Party and win back the city from the Democratic Alliance coalition

‘Bright’ learner fatally shot outside Katlehong school

The child was caught in the crossfire of an alleged shootout between two rival taxi associations

Sanral is still facing e-toll hole

Political divisions have resurrected debate over whether it is fair to pay for Gauteng’s e-tolls through the fuel levy

Provinces’ plans to fix education

Preoccupied with pass rates, buzzwords and early development, our premiers are neglecting some basic challenges

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.

Lesufi back in education a day after being sworn-in as finance MEC

Gauteng Premier David Makhura bows to pressure inside and outside the ANC, returning Lesufi to his former post

ANC takes steps to compensate for lack of women premier candidates

Only two out of seven provinces get women premiers and party prescribes that all speakers should be women

What are the ANC’s options if it should lose Gauteng?

ANC Gauteng on a knife edge but party remains quietly confiden

Alex’s answer: Relocations

Town planners say the township’s infrastructure cannot support the number of people living there

Despair drives #AlexShutDown

Women who have lived in the township for decades have no access to proper housing, services and politicians

Lies, damn lies, and advertising

This is a time when serious journalism is required, ensuring that voters are kept informed

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R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences