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SA needs more young people in politics

Young people are a critical demographic in South Africa, but their influence on national politics in the past two decades has been limited

Why do people keep voting for the ANC?

The party is mired in controversy, but it has delivered basic services to millions of people

The elite have stolen the will of the people

And we the people believe democracy, through voting, will deliver a messianic figure to rescue us

[ICYMI] Ramaphosa dropped his ‘slate’ names, with Pandor as deputy-in-running

In an announcement this past weekend, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his 'slate' ahead of the Elective Conference. Reactions were mixed.

​The EFF’s wrecking ball politics is fascist rather than left

People must choose: solve problems through democratic dialogue or intolerant violence, writes Vishwas Satgar.

‘The vilest of men rise to the greatest credit’

French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's writings from 1755 could have well been written today, about South Africa.

‘No more’ – key ANC members turn on Zuma

An ANC renaissance hinges on the power struggle between President Jacob Zuma and the Pravin Gordhan-Gwede Mantashe-led faction of the ANC.

There are limits to your power, Mr President

The year was one of disastrous and shameful decisions, but our democracy still functions.

ANC travelling down a doomed path – Thulas Nxesi

The public works minister says a bleak future awaits the ruling party if their student arm, Sasco, continues to lose support to the DA and EFF.

Editorial: Parties, open your books

After decades of smarmy evasions, it is breathtaking sophistry that Parliament refers to the Promotion of Access to Information Act for transparency.

EFF breakaway: Five times Julius Malema allowed it to happen

Julius Malema could have proved his critics wrong but didn't. Verashni Pillay lists five mistakes that have created such disgruntlement in the party.

Right of reply: Help save jobs at Magwa and Majola

Mlibo Qobosiyane calls on MPLs and MPs to use their positions to support his efforts to protect the livelihoods of those who work on the tea estates.

Politicians’ war of words brewing since tea party snub

A political war of words is brewing in the former Transkei, in the Eastern Cape, over a cup of tea – or the lack thereof.

South Africa torn in contradictory directions

The EFF is a product of the ruling party's struggle to balance capitalist interests with ideology.

Book review: The secret pilgrims

A spy and a philosophy professor shed light on South Africa's transition to democracy.

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SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

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Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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