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Coronavirus reaction: Sinophobia with Western characteristics

Western media has racialised the coronavirus outbreak, leading to increased Sinophobia in several countries. Such dehumanisation of a race has no place in functioning democracies

Slice of life: The Wilds’ Purple Pimpernel

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SA and the death of Dag Hammarskjöld

The democractic government has not helped with the investigation into the UN leader’s death

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

Football on the colonial frontier

Still fighting for their right to return home, exiled Chagossians are using football to unite a diaspora

Reconsider the decolonisation project

I recently edited a special issue for a journal on sexuality, capitalism and Africa. It was based...

Borders can’t stem migrants’ search for a better life

Young Vietnamese driven by poverty, made worse by climate change, became traffickers’ victims

‘There is blood in the tea’

Kenyans who were expelled from their land by British colonisers — to make way for tea plantations — are demanding justice

Brexit, climate, racism: the Frankfurt book fair in quotes

The Frankfurt book festival allowed star authors to give their opinion on the current state of the world

Hamilton stirs up social media storm with pro-vegan post

The five time world champion said that the only way to save the planet is to go vegan

What does the ruling on the suspension of British parliament mean?

The court said that the advice the PM had given to the queen, who formally issued the prorogation order, was "unlawful, void and of no effect"

Thomas Cook folds, sparking worldwide repatriation of tourists

As well as grounding its planes, Thomas Cook has been forced to shut travel agencies, leaving the group's 22,000 global employees out of a job

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

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