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Premier Of Gauteng Demands Results Within “The Next 100 Days”

Gauteng premier David Makhura delivered the State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus on Monday morning....

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENTThis year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURELast week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

SONA Debate: Did The #FeesMustFall MPs Give Me Something To Look...

COMMENTA wave of novelty visited my senses as I watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate...

SONA Debate: What The #FeesMustFall MPs Said

Former Fees Must Fall activists Nompendulo Mkhatshwa and Naledi Chirwa, now respectively African National Congress (ANC) and EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)...

SONA: We Need A Lot More Than Dreams Right Now

NEWS ANALYSISCyril Ramaphosa gave his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday, after being elected president...

The 2019 State Of The Nation Address In Five Quotes

“We gather today exactly 106 years since the introduction of the Native Land Act,” said President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa during his third...

Zindzi Mandela, And The Limits On Black Pain

Far from scrambling to silence the ambassador’s comments on land, the government should be wondering why it is allowing itself to be...

Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

SPONSORED COMMENTThe current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki)...

Is Our Democracy Losing Legitimacy?

SPONSORED COMMENTThe commemoration of Youth Day in 2019 comes at an important time for young people of South...

The ANC Youth League Is Dead. Can It Ever Revive?

Recent events at Luthuli House, the headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC), have highlighted that the ANC Youth League remains completely...

Queens Of The Kingdom: A Portrait Of Saudi Women

BOOK REVIEWThe Saudi Arabian woman is veiled in mystery: global media narratives paint her as locked in a...

Panyaza Lesufi Is Gauteng Education MEC Again

On Wednesday, David Makhura the incoming premier of Gauteng announced his new administration and shuffled Panyaza Lesufi out of the education portfolio....

Blade Nzimande At Higher Education: It’s Back To “Square One” For...

NEWS ANALYSISDuring the period when Fees Must Fall gripped the South African campuses, then-higher education minister Blade...

What The US Ban Of Huawei Ban Means For South Africa

UPDATE: In a flip flop decision, and with no explanation, President Donald Trump announced last weekend that US companies would be allowed...

Ramaphosa’s Cabinet: Will Young People Be Called To Serve?

NEWS ANALYSISThe announcement of the first cabinet of the 5th administration of a democratic South Africa is...

Domestic Workers Can Now Claim For Occupational Injuries

Maria Mahlangu had worked for the De Clerq family as a domestic worker for 22 years when she drowned in her employer’s...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENTAt his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

Stung DA Right Wing Lashes Out At The People

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.The dust is settling on the 2019 national elections, and the recriminations amongst the...

Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa Is The Official President Of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as the fifth president of the Republic of South Africa in style. On May 25, under blue...
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