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The DA would benefit from a little introspection

To win back support, the DA should conduct a brutally honest assessment of its governance failures in the metros it still controls.

IEC will get an upgrade for ‘robust’ 2019 elections

​The Electoral Commission needs major tech upgrades to be ready for 'robust' 2019 elections

Zambians go to the polls to elect multiple leaders and decide on a Bill of Rights

The chances of the country’s democracy surviving remain tentative in the prevailing economic environment of Africa’s second-leading producer of copper

SPIKE Emotions, intimidation, weak economy point to worrying outcome in Zambia polls

The possibility of uncharacteristically high levels of violence in the aftermath of the election and a prolonged period of uncertainty remains high.

Zambia’s poll is a Cain and Abel fight marred by violence, arrests and ghost voters

Personal rivalry, divisions in the ruling party and a failing economy heighten the election contest.

With a year left to go​, violence emerges ahead of Kenya’s general elections

Moves should be made to consolidate Kenya's fragile democracy ahead of the 2017 elections, as a climate of political fear rises in the country.

Cope demands oath of loyalty to discover would-be deserters

To avoid a recurrence of damaging betrayals, the party is forcing its public officials to swear their allegiance.

ANC fast forwards vote-catching Bills

The ANC has pushed a number of high-profile amendments to a number of laws ahead of the upcoming elections.

Expats can now vote in SA elections abroad

South African citizens living overseas will be given their first-ever chance to register abroad to vote in the upcoming national elections.

Rich are winners in mass vote

Policies aren't central to the Indian election campaign that started in controversial fashion, writes Praful Bidwai.

IEC gears up for election

The IEC is using April 14 as the expected election day, but the final date will have to be announced by President Thabo Mbeki.

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Corruption forces health shake-up in Gauteng

Dr Thembi Mokgethi appointed as new health MEC as premier seeks to stop Covid-19 malfeasance

Hope grows on Durban beachfront

Ten homeless men who turned a vacant lot into an organic vegetable garden are now reaping the rewards of their toil

Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!