Drew Forrest

Arms deal gets a coat of whitewash

Few foresaw just how comprehensively the Seriti commission's report bleaches out the slightest taint of government wrongdoing, writes Drew Forrest.

Stop the titanium death dunes

Only one sure way to restore peace and security to Xolobeni: the government must set its face against mining - and soon.

Editorial: Fifa must say no to cagey Tokyo

Sexwale’s opaque and controversial business dealings, particularly on our continent, raise obvious questions about whether he has the right profile.

Housing scandal arrest ‘imminent’

The contractor at the centre of R60m fraud claims has been suspended from his plum government job

Editorial comment: Who, really, is security serving?

The spy cables reveal little about the President. There are justified fears that they will be used to drive through the "secrecy" Bill.

Community klaar with Finnish mine

A major source of income and jobs is on hold while the company tries to find a solution.

You don’t have to be ?’clever’ to see through Zuma

Leaders should not expose themselves to the slightest perception of a conflict between their private interests and public responsibilities.

The saint versus the humanist

There are striking parallels between Gandhi and Madiba, but at heart they were very different men.

Survé will need to grow thicker skin

As the state's direct, extensive interest in private media grows, so too must scrutiny of its influence, writes Drew Forrest.

Proteas World Cup woes: It’s not choking, it’s panic

Panic is a plausible way of understanding what went wrong in England in 1999 when SA had perhaps its best side and most realistic chance of winning.

Neil Aggett’s tormentor does work for state

The apartheid policeman who was instrumental in unionist Neil Aggett's suicide has rebranded himself as a business counterintelligence consultant.

Hurtful memories

This account of an activist's life is an honest attempt at revealing the man and not the political martyr.


Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders