South Africa

More Countries Need to Give Peaceful Protest the Chance it Deserves

The right of peaceful protest is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. Today, this right is recognised in the constitutions of 182 countries. However, we are still far awa...

Joburg Post·6 days ago

South Africa's Shrinking Economy Credit Negative for Govt, Banks - Moody's

Global rating agency Moody's says the contraction of SA's GDP in the first quarter is credit negative for SA's government and the country's banks.Last week Stats SA announced the economy shrank by 3.2% in the first three months of the ye...

Joburg Post·6 days ago

Global Trade Tensions a Concern for South Africa

Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Ebrahim Patel has expressed concern at growing trade tensions in the global economy."Heightened uncertainty from growing trade tensions and measures is also placing a drag on an already fragile global ec...

Joburg Post·6 days ago

East Africa Tightens Travel to Contain Yellow Fever Spread

It may soon be harder to cross the border into any East African country without a yellow fever certificate if a new policy to reintroduce the stringent measures of old is adopted.According to the new guidelines, East Africans planning to...

Joburg Post·6 days ago

Graffiti Is An Eye-Catching Way To Create Lively Spaces In Cities

Whether it’s tagging (the stylised writing of an individual or crew’s name), posters, stickers, installations, murals or mosaics, graffiti has always been a contentious issue. Countries like the US, UK and Australia have adopted aggressi...

Joburg Post·5 days ago

Study Shows Young South Africans Have No Faith in Democracy and Politicians

On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut.The trending topic at t...

Joburg Post·5 days ago

Celebrating A Youth On The Rise

Every year, in the dry white season of Johannesburg’s winter, we gaze back into the seismic events of 1976, 16 of June, a nostalgic moment that changed the face of history, as we know it. The most dramatic display of bravery and patrioti...

Joburg Post·4 days ago

President Ramaphosa Receives Report of Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza hreceived the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture yesterday.  The panel was appointed in September 2018 to support the work of the Inter Min...

Joburg Post·5 days ago

Places in South Africa Perfect For Food Lovers

Foodies all over the world must try these hidden food spot gems, from the tastest meaty foods to the best in seafood and drinks. Here are some of South Africa's best eatries: The Spice Route in PaarlThe Spice Route in Paarl is a collecti...

Joburg Post·3 days ago

Ramaphosa’s Critical Choices to Get South Africa Back on Track

South Africa’s economy is in dire straits. Unemployment has reached a 15-year high of 27.6%. And in the first quarter of this year GDP growth dropped by 3.2%. That’s the biggest quarterly drop in a decade.Considered in conjunction with t...

Joburg Post·3 days ago

Africa FDI Rises As Global Investment Declines to $1.3 Trillion

Although global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows suffered a setback of about 13 per cent in 2018, with inflows sliding to $1.3 trillion from $1.5 trillion in the previous year, but sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), recorded growth of about ...

Joburg Post·3 days ago

South African Youth: The Born Frees

A generation of South Africans that does not have the ‘patience’ of their parents. Known to be more radical, they want change "Now" and won't wait for tomorrow to come, a generation that believes in creating, becoming and serving a purpo...

Joburg Post·3 days ago

Major Shake-up for Law Degree Following Report

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme, taught at the country’s universities, is headed for a major revamp after many institutions were found to be doing a shoddy job on aspects such as critical thinking.A report undertaken and released re...

Joburg Post·4 days ago

The Class of 1976: Their Blood Demands a Higher Conviction from Us!

On the 16th of June, we as a people will rise to a new day’s dawn. However, it will not be like any other ordinary Sunday morning, where gospel songs and hymns will be the order of the day. On this coming Sunday, we will add a little pra...

Musa Mdunge·1 day ago

Why ‘Pro-Poor’ Policies on Their Own won’t Shift Inequality in South Africa

Sociologist Goran Therborn has probably influenced the study of inequality more than any other scholar in recent years.Invited to locate inequality in South Africa in a global perspective, Therborn was emphatic. In terms of income it is ...

Joburg Post·about 17 hours ago