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The youth need to vote
The youth need to vote
I write this to conscientise the youth about the kingmaker status they have in the upcoming national elections. Young people represent a potentially powerful political force in South Africa. If they all used their voices in unity, they could make a drastic difference in the country by...
Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre
Mali sacks senior army officers, dissolves militia after massacre
Mali's government on Sunday announced the sacking of senior military officers and the dissolution of a militia, a day after the massacre of more...
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security
South Africa is often referred to as the 30th...
Police defence on Marikana falls flat
Police defence on Marikana falls flat
On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre, an independent report revealing details about what happened at the “small koppie”...
‘Miners did not shoot at police’ – new Marikana report
‘Miners did not shoot at police’ – new Marikana report
Six years after the Marikana massacre, it has emerged that striking mine workers did not attack police at “the small koppie”, despite police...
Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops
Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops
Thousands of cases of police brutality are reported in South Africa each year but only a fraction of them ever result in criminal charges....
Fires, break-ins intended to intimidate Ramaphosa’s faction in the ANC
Fires, break-ins intended to intimidate Ramaphosa’s faction in the ANC
Rival political factions fighting for state power appear to be behind the recent spate of break-ins and fires at key government institutions, an...
It’s time for South Africa to look beyond BRICS to improve its foreign policy
It’s time for South Africa to look beyond BRICS to improve its foreign policy
On Thursday, 8 June, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) launched a new report titled Life beyond BRICS? South Africa’s Future Foreign Policy...
SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters
SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters
The fleet of nine fishing vessels went radio silent after sunset on May 12. Navigation lights and tracking beacons were also turned off. South...
Al Bashir ruling a 'landmark judgement for international criminal justice'
Al Bashir ruling a 'landmark judgement for international criminal justice'
Government leaders might have to face serious consequences should they accept the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ruling on South Africa’s failure to...
No more secrecy in new inspector general interviews
No more secrecy in new inspector general interviews
The veil of secrecy around interviews for the inspector general of intelligence post has been lifted and the next step of the hiring process will...
NPA's lack of scrutiny: Who watches the prosecutors?
NPA's lack of scrutiny: Who watches the prosecutors?
From the day it was decided to establish the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), protecting its independence and ensuring its accountability has...

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