Hugo Chavez

Ruling with one foot in the grave

Algeria’s president is the latest in a long line of heads of state who are too ill to do their job properly

Venezuela teeters on the brink of collapse – just as Zimbabwe does

The parallels with another country in crisis — Zimbabwe — helps to explain why Venezuela is collapsing

Maduro ready for talks with opposition, early parliamentary polls

Last week Venezuela was plunged into uncertainty when the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself 'acting president'

​As Venezuela crumbles in financial disarray, so too does the pink tide of socialism

Many believed Chávez would lead the world from capitalism to socialism, but an over-reliance on oil has seen his leftist vision disintegrate.

Dying to use Chavez’s glass hearse

A Colombian funeral director had to buy back his customised Lincoln after a Venezuelan slip-up.

Letters to the editor: May 9 to 15 2014

No convincing left-wing intellectual model exists to substantiate the aspirations and claims of a "developmental state", says one M&G reader.

Why are young people dying in Venezuela?

The M&G spoke to Juan Mejia, spokesperson for the party at the forefront of the biggest anti-government protests in Venezuela in a decade.

Death toll rises as Venezuela protesters clash with troops

Security forces and protesters have fought around Venezuela, with scores injured and arrested since violence broke out just over a week ago.

If the cap fits: Revolutionary hats, berets and beanies

As Julius Malema's beret gains in popularity locally, Percy Zvomuya takes a look at the political significance of different headgear.

Chávez wins posthumous journalism award

One of the daughters of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chávez received the Simon Bolivar National Award for Journalism on behalf of her father.

Protests flare as Venezuela government rejects calls for vote recount

Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police in Venezuela's capital as the government has rejected opposition demands for a vote recount.

Chávez’s protégé Maduro scrapes through Venezuela elections

Venezuela's acting president Nicolas Maduro has been declared the winner of the election by a 50.66% win, attributing his victory to Hugo Chávez.


The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Press Releases

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

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories