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By Rebecca Davis Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma may well be South Africa’s next president. As the succession battle heats up, it has become the norm for analysts to describe Dlamini-Zuma’s time in the South African government in glowing terms, without giving much detail as to why her work there should be held in high...
By Wilton Nyasha Machimbira Calls for the resignation of President Zuma are reverberating across South Africa and have reached an alarming crescendo.With his inclination towards Machiavellian modus operandi its highly unlikely that President Zuma will capitulate. The ANC seem to be developing cold feet to deal with the matter and pull...
By RANJENI MUNUSAMY Had this not been an election year, the conversation around President Jacob Zuma might have been markedly different within the ANC. Of course there would still be haranguing of those who challenge the party line and declarations of eternal loyalty from his devotees. The president’s stomping on...
By Maynard Manyowa Two white males filmed themselves beating a black man, before forcing him into a coffin. The video went viral and caused an uproar all over social media. The men were eventually arrested, and hauled before the courts. Their case postponed to 25 January, 2017. It’s a perfect present...
US and Africa business sectors want to use 2018 as the year they turned their fortunes around and set a platform for continuous growth for all its peoples. That much can be attested to as the two partners now embark with a new initiative that is geared at improving and...
A South African-based Zimbabwean domestic worker shocked a Western Cape couple when she told them she had completed her LLB degree. Actor Tim Theron and his wife said their 30-year-old SweepSouth domestic worker Barbra Gurupira informed them that she had pushed her way through law school by using her salary to...
One woman making it into the ANC top 6 dealt a major blow to the advancement of women in South Africa’s national politics. The nation will have to live with this for at least the next 5 years and with ANC likely to return power under new President Cyril Ramaphosa,...
Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga deliberately lied in the aftermath of the Pretoria church stampede when he said the premises of the Shepherd Bushiri-led Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church was non compliant with fire and emergency by-laws, the African National Congress’ Youth League (ANCYL) in Tshwane said on Monday. “We wish...
South Africa has big plans for the transformation and development of its public schools. This time around, it's the Department of Basic Education (DBE), in partnership with The Training Room Online (TTRO), who will be rolling out digital learning into the public school sector of South Africa in the form...
Africa will not be able to accelerate and sustain growth without adequate access to energy, that's according an expert Currently, over 600-million people do not have access to energy. This is a situation that cannot be allowed to continue, says Vera Songwe, European Union Economic Commission for Africa’s executive secretary, told...
A common definition of tourism is that it is a travel for pleasure or business. And that tourism may be international; or within the traveller's country. Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and deepening ‎diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world, explain industry...