South Africa

Electoral Systems Need Urgent Reform. South Africa Is No Exception

The long running political soap opera unfolding in Westminster over a decision taken two years ago in a referendum to leave the European Union has been the top running news story for months on end. The UK finds itself at an impasse, with members of parliament unable to decide how to proceed.The crisis has raised fundamental questions a...

By Joburg Post about 16 hours ago

#DurbanFloods: 23 Confirmed Dead, Number Expected To Rise

According to the African News Agency (ANA), 23 people have died following a violent storm that moved over the eThekwini area on Monday night and continued into Tuesday morning, the provincial Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department has said. The announcement was made at a press briefing on Tuesday. The number is expec...

By Joburg Post 1 day ago

Cyril Ramaphosa Post-Elections: Limits To Reforms

Since his ascent to power in Nasrec in December 2017 as ANC leader, and his assumption of office as South Africa’s president in February 2018, Cyril Ramaphosa has been an oasis of hope for a country that for nearly a decade was starved of leadership. Soon after he took office, Ramaphosa staked his leadership on party renewal, economic ...

By Dr Mzukisi Qobo 7 days ago

Rekindling Hope Is The Missing Elixir Needed To Fix South Africa’s Economy

South Africa’s election season is underway. But current debates are stuck in a time warp. The country needs to look beyond the familiar nostrums that have held sway for much of its first decades of democracy.In his February, 2019 State of the Nation speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa followed the classic fix-the-business-environment for...

By Joburg Post 7 days ago

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