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Young graduates fear falling into trap of ‘nothingness’

A quarter of South Africans are unemployed but in once thriving industrial areas such as the Vaal Triangle, even qualified youth can't find jobs.

Shebeens’ dreams go up in smoke

Furious tavern owners have complained that the proposed anti-smoking laws will not only destroy township businesses, but also kasi culture.

Dear Gwede, recall Zuma now

Activist lawyer Paul Hoffman has called for the recall of President Jacob Zuma, whom he said was "ever more conflicted and compromised".

AfDB sizes up candidates for president

Outogoing African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka said this week the bank's governance structures and business model "were wrong".

Africa rising leaves the poor behind

The continent has shown strong economic growth in the past decade, but poverty has worsened.

Xenophobia: Residents from Marathon squatter camp share their views

The M&G interviewed the residents of Marathon near Germiston who shared their views on reintegration since the xenophobic attacks.

Not just a library, it’s a revolution

Touched by the passion of the Mohlakeng youths who started the Underground Library, Randfontein mayor Mzi Khumalo has donated land for new premises.

African and Asian leaders call for new development bank

They argued that the World Bank and the IMF cannot solve the world's economic problems, and "a new global economic order" must be built.

Ramaphosa stresses need for Africa-Asia collaboration

The deputy president believes increased investment and trade between developing countries is key to accelerating economic growth

Anything is possible at the Underground Library

Conquering learning disabilities and shyness, the library in Mohlakeng on Johannesburg's West Rand makes magic happen for children.

Living on a beggar’s budget

Unemployed people are slipping through the cracks because most of the country's money is locked up in the financial sector.

MEC: Gauteng’s townships need huge transformation

Gauteng MEC of Economic Development Lebogang Maile says the country's large inequality gap is what contributes to criminality in townships.

Unemployment and corruption push Mohlakeng residents to the brink

Mohlakeng residents say the ANC's failure to deliver on its promises has made it easy for the Economic Freedom Fighters to mobilise the community.

More money in pocket as cost of living falls

The inflation rate has dropped to 5.3% because of the lower oil price, but consumers shouldn’t embark on a spending frenzy just yet.

Siblings coin it from EFF berets and overalls

Brother and sister Tiisetso and Manthemba Teffo make the bulk of their profit these days embroidering and printing EFF merchandise.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

Press Releases

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa