Corruption

‘Radical economic transformation has been hijacked by a corrupt faction’

On Tuesday, Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, spoke at 'A Decent Standard of Living' conference organised by the...

What does Zuma’s corruption charge concession mean?

On 14 September, the Supreme Court of Appeal finally heard an appeal which will decide whether the corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma will...

Reed dance a front for corrupt tendencies

Last week it emerged that the eThekwini Municipality had set aside R1.6 million for the annual reed dance held at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni...

What you need to know about the candidates for ANC president

The ANC’s official nomination and campaigning season only officially begins at the end of September but, with just a few months until its December...

How to get rid of a rubbish ward councillor

Ward councillors are meant to act as a bridge between community members and government. But councils are often the first places where communities come...

Young people say #ZumaVote should be a wake-up call for South...

Last week, Parliament held a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma by secret ballot. He survived by 21 votes. Although this meant...

UKZN students protest medical school corruption and training policies

On Monday, nearly one hundred students embarked on a peaceful picket at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, shutting down...

The top five issues Kenyan youth want addressed now

Acording to statistics from thinktank youthpolicy.org, 75% of the Kenyan population is below 30 years old. They are considered the future of the country,...

Looting, alleged rape, and political interference: what’s happening at Unizulu?

Fresh scandal has emerged at the University of Zululand (Unizulu), including allegations of financial mismanagement and claims that university staff raped a student. Unizulu was...

Attacks on citizen rights in SA: Five trends and countrywide threats

From the large city centres to the rural townships, South Africans are witnessing a nationwide crackdown on their civic rights. Citizens’ ability to speak...

‘People are protesting because we are living in suffocated spaces’

While South Africa celebrates its youth, those living in Freedom Park, south of Johannesburg, feel forgotten by the government. They are angered by the...

Delhi professor ends hunger strike as government agrees to land negotiations

After 54 days of protesting and 25 days of fasting, GB Pant Government Engineering College professor Joshil Abraham and students have won a major...

A university starving for land: Why one professor is on hunger...

In Delhi, India, students and one professor are fighting for an important educational resource - land. Since its inception in 2007, GB Pant Government Engineering...

The many problems with the SABC and its troubled board

Last week, the ad hoc committee’s report into the investigation of the SABC board’s fitness to function was leaked to the media. Whoops. This,...

South African swag at the Olympics is at critical but stable...

According to South Africa’s fulltime Minister of Razzmatazz and sometimes Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, the SA Olympic team tracksuit is lacking...
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