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SA to US: Hurt us and it’ll hurt you

South Africa’s preferred trade status is likely to be removed, which means exports will cost more

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

Air pollution costs $2.9 trillion a year — NGO

The new figure is in line with World Health Organisation estimates of 4.2 million deaths each year linked to ground-level air pollution, mostly from heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections in children

Asset manager culls coal

South African giants in the firing line as investor decides to drop carbon-heavy companies

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Modi attacks universities

By threatening students and academics, the Indian government seeks to create a compliant nation. But it is also a push towards disaster

Modi’s dangerous game in India

The Modi government’s ‘reign of terror’ is aimed at silencing Muslims into submission on the path to a nation ruled by a far right version of Hinduism

The end of Gandhi’s India

The current dispensation is becoming a majoritarian Hindu state as Narendra Modi promotes hatred and intolerance of Muslims and minorities

Growth is more than just GDP

India and China’s slowdown is natural and they’d do well to focus policies on the notion of wellbeing

Democracy in India faces meltdown

The nationalist government is using violence, repression an the law to deny Muslims citizenship

Delhi: The city where food breaks down divisions

Delhi’s food — from the street fare to fine dining — stirs together what the ruling party seeks to divide: people across class, religion and caste

Mongolia’s new ‘cleaner’ fuel linked to deaths, illness

The Mongolian government is trying to battle dangerous smog levels in one of the world's most polluted cities by trying to offer replacements for coal

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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

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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