Gary Younge

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.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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