Democracy

Malawi court rejects president’s appeal

The Constitutional Court also found that less than a third of the results from the more than 5000 polling stations had been certified by the auditors by the time Ansah declared Peter Mutharika winner of the presidential race

Make corruption reporting meaningful

Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism and sexism

The State of the Nation speech Ramaphosa should make

I have been slow but steady in rebuilding South Africa, but it’s time for tough, decisive action

Covering Malawi’s political crisis

The past eight months were perhaps the most strange and unsettling in the country’s modern history. Reporting on it was tough, but I persevered— and so does Malawi

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

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

A decade to achieve Vision 2030

The new year marks the countdown to reaching the goals set out in the development plan for the country

Future of the left in South Africa. Left? What left?

There is no left-wing representation at any level and to start one needs clear thought

Strategic trends in Africa in 2019

Economic growth is on the up, but so is debt; foreign powers are circling and democracy is retreating, but people power continues

Are evidence-based decisions impossible in politics?

Human psychology and institutional incentives are powerful barriers to truth and reason, but both can be addressed

End the global media crisis to build democracy

Raising development assistance for the media could help to advance other development goals

Church’s role is to build unity, equality

Religious leaders opposed apartheid and now, 25 years into democracy,  they must promote justice

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

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