Economic Freedom

Private interests bedevil ANC’s ‘new dawn’

Social justice must be Cyril Ramaphosa’s focus, resisting the corrupting influence of big business

The old ways have not worked for us

Africa needs to find new strategies to achieve ‘economic freedom’ and  ‘decolonisation’.

​16 Days will be followed by positive action

The prevention of gender-based violence must become the starting point and not an afterthought.

Election craze: Top five politically related products online

From EFF berets to ballot papers from the 1994 elections, here are online store's top items being bought ahead of the polls.

Khaya Dlanga: Is a post-racial South Africa possible?

Tension between the different races will always be an issue if we don't address the economic challenges we face in our country, says Khaya Dlanga.

The Mahlabatini Declaration forty years on

The ideals of the Mahlabatini Declaration of Faith were integrated into the Constitution, but many are still waiting for their practical fulfillment.

Transparency will help Africa help itself

Many say that the vast earnings of many African countries from oil, gas and mining show that the focus on aid to Africa is misguided.

SA must build economic democracy

Sharing the South Africa's wealth more equally will ameliorate the growing discontent on the mines, writes David Le Page.

Malema: The ANC should fear a man with nothing to lose

If he launches a party, Julius Malema might not win at the next elections but he still is dangerous for the ANC. Khaya Dlanga explains why.

Julius Malema launches party political platform

Despite legal and financial woes, former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema looks set to re-enter politics.

Reality check on hype is needed

All the gushing about growth largely ignores the continent's political risks and challenges, says Dianna Games.

ANCYL: Malema’s ‘bloodcurdling’ remarks not worthy of a leader

The ANC Youth League has lashed out at expelled president Julius Malema for calling the league's deputy president Ronald Lamola a "traitor".


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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