South African Constitution

The argument against appointing a ‘land tsar’

The pace of land reform needs to be increased. But taking power from the courts and giving it to the executive will only create more policy uncertainty

​Restraints of Trade

Can a worker skilled in a certain area be prevented from exercising this skill by a former employer?

Populism wins out at Nasrec

While the question of the Reserve Bank’s state-ownership appeared a done deal before the conference commenced, the resolution on land was unforeseen.

​How to Zuma-proof the future

Stop South Africa’s own man-made calamity from recurring with these simple steps.

​New law makes whistle-blowing riskier

Research shows that the number of whistle-blowers is declining in South Africa.

Visionary Tambo shaped our new SA

He had the vision and the conviction that a Bill of Rights was the right way to go

Amended drone rules may violate privacy rights

Amended drone usage regulations by the Civil Aviation Authority have received comments that they did not take people’s right to privacy into account.

In defence of Mogoeng

Did Mogoeng's gaffe really threaten the separation of church and state, asks <b>Verashni Pillay</b>

Manuel pushes for more political activism

Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel says South Africans need to be more active in politics than they were during the anti-apartheid struggle.

Judges cannot bow to religion

Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng has invited his colleagues to attend a faith-based conference but this is contrary to the spirit of South Africa's Constitution.

Draft policies are ‘not the final word’

ANC draft policies have apparently been hurriedly watered down to calm investors who were alarmed by leaked reports.

Don’t spare us, Jeff

Jeff Radebe has articulated the ANC's stance on the constitution rather terribly.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

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

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