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20 Bold Predictions For 2019 Twitter

It's July 2019, just about that point in the year where you think you've got the hang of it, slightly before you start the...

BDS-SA Launched Investigation Into Desai Allegations, Boardmember Says

Update: The BDS-SA board received the findings of the investigation this weekend which cleared Desai of sexual harassment, board member Tisetso...

Extract from Andy Kawa’s book about getting justice for women

Kwanele, Enough! My Battle with the South African Police Service to get Justice for Women is businessperson Andy Kawa’s story. In 2010,...

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENT Editor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...

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

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

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...

The party constitution amendments the ANC conference delegates will vote on

The 54th national conference of the African National Congress enters its second day, and we still await the voting and announcement of the new...

Beauty Bias, And The Creation Of Pretty Privilege

EXPLAINER Let’s be frank: the more attractive society perceives you to be, the more social and economic opportunities you...

TL;DR: A roundup of SRC elections from across the country

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, politics must go on. Around the country, universities adapted the elections for the 2020/2021 student...

SAMEBA: No Traditional Leaders In Politics

The South African Maintenance and Estate Beneficiaries Association (SAMEBA) are hoping to improve on their 2014 election run. They didn’t get any...

Eat The Rich: The CEO SleepOut Is Capitalism’s Absurdity Laid Bare

The CEO SleepOut is a perfect advertisement for late capitalism in all its crass glory: having bled the sun, the moon, and the earth...

High Court Reinstates Patricia de Lille’s DA Membership

On Tuesday afternoon, Judges Patrick Gamble and Monde Samela ruled in the case between Patricia de Lille and the Democratic Alliance. The Court reinstated...

Palestinian Water Expert: SA Does Not Need Israeli Water Expertise

The water crisis in Cape Town is due to mismanagement, water expert and Palestinian citizen of Israel Mustafa Abu Raiya said in a Facebook...

Xenophobia Permeates All Levels Of South African Politics

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema made news headlines a few weeks ago when he questioned whether former president Jacob Zuma's children Duduzane...

Maimane: ‘The ANC’s funeral will be held in 2019, but it...

On Wednesday 31 May, the Presidency's budget vote was tabled in Parliament. What follows is a transcript of the speech given by DA leader...

On reading Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would Be King

Cyril Ramaphosa is the man of the moment, no matter how hard most of us wish he weren't. The national conference of the African...

This is what Raila Odinga’s withdrawal from Kenya’s repeat election means

In the latest Kenyan election drama, opposition leader, Raila Odinga announced he is withdrawing from the repeat election, due to take place at the...

President Shocked Is Too Rich To Lead

President Cyril Ramaphosa may not realise this, but his now-infamous quotes about being ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by various details he encounters while...

Palestinian Academics Urge UCT To Support Boycott Of Israeli Academic Institutions

COMMENT Update: On Saturday, the UCT council declined to adopt the resolution of a full academic boycott of...

SACP: #FeesCommission part of the reason why Blade Nzimande was removed

The South African Communist Party's (SACP) second deputy secretary general, Solly Mapaila, said on Tuesday the #FeesCommission report is partially the reason why former...
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