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Tyranny of injustice in US

Police power and black lives are at opposite ends of a morally indefensible value system.

US cities are swinging to the left

A union leader could be the next Chicago mayor, signalling a shift towards progressive politics.

Maya Angelou: Oh, to live like there’s no tomorrow

Author and poet Maya Angelou's passing leaves us to contemplate – for us as well as her – how far daring can get you.

American dream turns to dust

A deadlocked political culture is crippling the US economy and there is no end in sight to the crisis.

Deep Read: Obama win more impressive than 2008

The euphoria of 2008 has gone, but the US president's second win is remarkable precisely because it is not as symbolic, writes Gary Younge.

Struggling whites are more likely to follow Republicans blindly

Studies show that Americans believe the economy is important, but they largely still vote according to race and class. Gary Younge reports.

Obama ends in poll position

A global poll for the BBC World Service has revealed that 20 out of 21 countries preferred Barack Obama to his challenger.

Romney down but not out

Barack Obama may have had the upper hand in the latest presidential debate, but the real loser was politics, writes Gary Younge.

Chicago: No sweet home Obama

When people go out in Chicago, it transpires, they are more likely to get shot. The murder rate for the first half of the year was up by 38%.

In the theatre of politics, Romney needs new lines

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's chief weakness is that he sounds like a chief executive.

Obama will survive Democrat defeat

Organised labour has learnt a valuable lesson in its challenge against Wisconsin's Republican governor Scott Walker, writes Gary Younge.

Hypocrisy undermines US interests

United States' citizens acting at the behest of their country have shown an alarming pattern of despicable behaviour, including torture.

A tragedy shaped by narcissism

America's response to the 9/11 attacks was -- and remains -- wrong in almost every respect.

The narcissism of 9/11

The decade since the terror attacks in the US has been filled with needless destruction -- but no revenge.

UK riots were political. They were looting, not shoplifting

The riots cannot be explained by criminality or deprivation alone. But they were unwise and failed to advance any cause.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

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