Despite constitutional promises, millions continue to suffer from hunger and malnutrition, perpetuating cycles of poverty and inequality
If the state can’t face up to the need to restructure, market forces will dictate just how far the welfare of the state can spread, ultimately eroding the country’s sovereignty
At least 73 people have died and scores injured when the building they lived in burnt down
The seismic eruption unmasked the systemic injustices of our infrastructure, and the skewed maintenance thereof, which must be urgently addressed
Despite our fears of National Health Insurance NHI being driven by fears of corruption and limited state capacity, the issue of equal access to healthcare for all cannot be dismissed by the fear of what the 16% may lose
These include retraining workers who face retrenchment and developing supply chains that give opportunities to small, micro and medium enterprises
The president tells conference problems such as land reform, crime, corruption, poor governance and the weak economy are undermining people’s rights
The US initiates Iran’s expulsion from the UN women’s commission.
The M23 rebels, backed by Rwanda, have expanded their attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Inflation, that ‘problem’ torturing capitalist economies these days, offers us the first example of such policies
The market is the pillar of capitalist ideology, yet it is just another human institution invented and reinvented periodically across human history
The West seems more fixated on spending on the military rather than addressing the climate catastrophe.
Philanthropy is at its best when it is innovative, risk taking, transformative and wealthy Africans are uniquely placed to disrupt complacent philanthropic giving
There are wars in Africa and Asia and some are rarely commented on in the media, so why is Ukraine different?
While the Democrats and Republicans use an outdated political playbook, people need protection from the capitalist system itself
Power in post-apartheid South Africa lies with the party, the state and capital. The tourism minister masks her complicity with bad governance, and being part of the economic and political elite.
After more than a decade of violent repression and undemocratic rule that emerged after the 2009 ouster of Manuel Zelaya, a new leader takes the reins of the Central American nation
Inspired by a school project, 17-year-old Sera Farista has taken a stand against climate change
China’s decision on edtech firms demonstrates a desire to achieve equity even at the expense of profits, and there are lessons for South Africa
Not thinking about your position critically is an affront to marginalised people the world over
The perpetrators of apartheid were treated with wisdom and forgiveness, but is the same true of how we are treating current leaders?
Thuli Madonsela speaks to Lyse Comins about how Zuma’s refusal to recognise any court and any structure that disagrees with him was sad. His violations were serious and he must go to jail
‘The generation of 1976 did not fight to end the injustices of their time only for there to be the dawn of a climate apartheid’
South Africa’s universities have an important role to play as they overcome legacies of inequality
Thirty-four bishops and three archbishops decry exploratory drilling as a ‘sin’ against the Earth
The growth of sectors such as agriculture and mining, which is good for the economy, often causes damage to the natural environment, which in turn hurts people
COMMENT: To achieve a fair society, acting in the spirit of the late George Bizos is crucial, not just within the formal legal system, but within every individual
We cannot return to the pre-coronavirus crisis of unemployment, inequality and poverty. There is a moral incentive for the rich to give up some of their wealth and for the salaries of top earning civil servants, employees at state-owned entities and in the private sector to be cut
People who are self-isolating — the middle and upper class, especially — must take care not to endanger other lives in the process. We must all be human to the humans around us
The use of English in lectures can alienate and silence students because they feel inadequate
But to do so, it will have to provide genuine universal access to marginalised communities, including refugees and migrants
It isn’t enough for privileged people to take action for just an hour and seven minutes on July 18