Tea Party

US shutdown: Why are Americans so complacent?

In the US there is a sense of submission to a political system that is held hostage by private interests and corporate lobbying, writes Gavin Silber.

Who’s in and who’s out in the world of politics

The Arab Spring, eurozone crisis and looming US elections has thrown the global political landscape into turmoil in 2011.

Architect of Bachmann’s campaign steps down

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's campaign manager, Ed Rollins, and his deputy are leaving their roles.

The politics behind the US debt crisis

The US is about to bump against its borrowing limit. If the limit isn't raised the US will default on its debt or drastically reduce state spending.

US shutdown feared amid budget squabble

US congressional negotiators are racing to agree on billions of dollars in spending cuts before the federal government is forced to shut down.

Obama can expect a showdown

Republicans will fight the president's reforms now they have a stronger hold on Congress.

Fear and loathing in Obamaland

<i>M&G</i> reporter <b>Niren Tolsi</b> visits the land of Barack Obama.

The Tea Party is merely old whine in new bottles

This incoherent group has no leaders, no policies, no headquarters. It is held together by Fox TV and big money.

US mid-term polluted by corporate funding for right wing

BP and several other major ­European companies are funding the mid-term election campaigns of right-wing Tea Party favourites.

Big Money throws a Tea Party

By funding right-wing organisations, the mega-rich Koch brothers have duped millions into supporting big business at their expense.

The Tea Party: On the road with the right-wing radicals

Tea Party activists approach the Constitution the same fundamentalist way they approach the Bible: literally.


R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences