South Africa

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·2 months ago

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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months 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·2 months ago

Cyril Ramaphosa Expected to Shore up Business Confidence

President Ramaphosa is expected to use this week's State of the Nation address (Sona) to shore up business confidence and outline the government's plans for embattled state-owned entities (SOEs).The Sona scheduled for Thursday will be de...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

South African Foods to Keep You Warm This Winter

Food essential during winter time, not only does it warm your body it also warms your heart, here are some meals you should consider making to fill your stomach and warm your heart as well. BobotieBobotie is perhaps South Africa’s most r...

Joburg Post·about 2 months 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 2 months ago

Strong Performance By Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael Van Rooyen At Aldo Scribante

Round 4 of the 2019 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship took place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 15 June, and saw Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen record good results in both races. The Toyota Corolla driver finished third...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

People have Skewed Views on Inflation. Why This Matters

Countries that use an inflation target to anchor monetary policy pay considerable attention to expectations of future inflation.South Africa is a case in point. The country has an inflation target of 3% to 6% per annum, with a particular...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Hopes that Ramaphosa will Focus on Business

The development and empowerment of black-owned businesses and industrialists will be in the spotlight as President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday.This comes as young and emerging compan...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Jonas Gwangwa’s Music And Life Embody The Resistance Against Apartheid

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent good wishes to hospitalised trombonist/composer Jonas Gwangwa, it represented far more than a routine official courtesy. Even before he became president, Ramaphosa relished the S...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Education in South Africa: Hits and Misses Over the Past 25 Years

State of the Nation addresses are delivered at the start of South Africa’s parliamentary year. They focus on the current political and socio-economic state, highlight progress made and signal new policy directions for national government...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

#SONA2019 - Promises Made but Will the New Dawn Stand the Test of Political Will?

On 20 June President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his third state of the nation address for thi year, following the 08 May elections.  Ramaphosa sought to bring the nation and the world at large into his confidence by the laying out governm...

Musa Mdunge·about 2 months ago

South Africa Still Has a Long Way To Go To Settle Traditional Leadership Challenges

Twenty-five years after apartheid formally ended in South Africa, rural people are still fighting laws that entrench the former discriminatory system and limit their freedom.Recently, rural activists marched to the government’s headquart...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Dubious Comrades Sent by the ANC to Head Parliamentary Committees

Prominent politicians in Jacob Zuma’s administration have made spectacular returns to Parliament, as the ANC announced who it will be nominating as chairpersons and whips in important parliamentary portfolio committees.Former Energy Mini...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

What Could Help Young People Find Jobs in South Africa?

The recent contraction of the South African economy does not bode well for the country’s unemployment crisis. It follows a decade of weak economic performance where not enough jobs have been created to keep up with population growth.But ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Ramaphosa Shows That He’s in Control. But Does He Have What it Takes to Win?

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s third State of the Nation Address  was longer on statecraft and strategy than his first of the year in February, even if it disappointed some critics with the lack of implementation detail.Much o...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

South Africa: Parliament to Debate SONA

Parliamentarians will today put President Cyril Ramaphosa's first State of the Nation Address to the sixth democratic under the microscope as they debate its content at a sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.A nine-hour sitting has be...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

What the Timol Judgment Means For Ending South Africa’s Culture of Impunity

A South African court has ruled that a security policeman has to stand trial for his role in the killing of an anti-apartheid activist nearly 48 years ago. It’s a judgment that will have far-reaching implications for unresolved cases of ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

How Giving Young People Basic Financial Skills Helps Them Find Jobs

The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in the eyes of employers. And they lack the basic skills that employers now need. The re...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Zuma Will Appear Before Zondo Commission, but Still No Clarity On Whether He Will Testify

Former president Jacob Zuma is reportedly expected to appear before the state capture commission of inquiry next month, but it is unclear whether he will testify or cross-examine any witnesses who implicated him in state capture.Zuma's l...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

How Pentecostalism Explains Jacob Zuma’s Defiance And Lack Of Sham

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, has long been known as a man who lives beyond his means. Interestingly, this has made him a much-admired figure in the country’s neo-Pentecostal circles.Media exposés have laid bare Zuma’s mas...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Robben Island Joins List Of 20 New Protected Marine Sites In South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries recently declared 20 marine sites as protected areas. One of them is Robben Island, the site of the prison where anti-apartheid activists including Nelson Mandela were jail...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Ramaphosa has Evoked Either Fear or Cynicism: Both are Off the Mark

Throughout the world, people who follow politics are fixating on leaders. South Africa follows the trend and so President Cyril Ramaphosa has become an obsession.Ramaphosa, of course, replaced Jacob Zuma, who was associated with patronag...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

The Suit: Can Themba’s Magnum Opus

In the early 1960s, amidst State panic due to the Positive-Action Campaign against Pass Laws - which brought apartheid to its knees - & bogged down by continental and international pressures of political decolonisation, a few friends...

Katlego Mereko·about 2 months ago

South Africa, Liberia to Establish Joint Trade Commission

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and a team of investors from South Africa have held a Strategic Meeting aimed at establishing a Joint Trade Commission (JTC) and Partnership between Liberia and South Africa, a release from the Minis...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

South Africa: Digitilisation Partly Blamed for Latest SA Job Losses

The loss of thousands of jobs, partly because of digitilisation, in South Africa in recent days, does not augur well for employment creation in the short term in the continent's most advanced economy.This is according to an economist day...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

South Africa’s First SDG Report Card: How to Move Beyond Ticking Boxes

South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17. This report will provide a rather extensive snapshot of the country’s progress towards the 169 ambitious targets. ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Lack of Youth Services Undercuts the Gains of South Africa’s Child Grant

South Africa introduced a child support grant 21 years ago in 1998, four years after the advent of democracy. The grant has been a human rights milestone and a mark of progress in the full realisation of children’s rights. It is one of t...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Smallholder Crop Farming is On the Decline in South Africa. Why it Matters

Over half a million households in South Africa’s former homelands disengaged from farming between 2011 and 2016, according to Statistics South Africa. This represents a loss of one in five crop farming households. The former homelands...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Evolution of ANC Economic Policy Sheds Light on Squabble Over the Central Bank

The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies. It is rather emblematic of the intensely polarised levels of political distrust that currently exists within the Af...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

The Best Paying Industries in South Africa - and the Industries Most Likely to Pay Below the Minimum Wage

Banking and IT are the best paying industries in South Africa, but only employs 8% of the country’s junior to medium-skilled workforce, a new report by digital recruitment platform Giraffefound. Giraffe’s South African junior-medium skil...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Disrupted World Order Brings Urgency to South Africa’s Seat on the Security Council

South Africa is six months into its third elected term on the United Nations Security Council. Its conduct in its previous two terms has been criticised for the country’s controversial voting record. During its first term, South Africa w...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Sho Madjozi bags BET award

South African singer and songwriter Sho Madjozi won the Best New International Act award at the 2019 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.Madjozi beat stiff competition from the likes of Headie One and Octavian from the UK, Teniola Apata ...

Joburg Post·about 2 months ago

Only One in 10 State Firms Submitted B-BBEE Reports in 2018, Says Oversight Body

Only one in ten state entities submitted their broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) reports for 2018, according to the B-BBEE Commission.The oversight body on Wednesday released a report on the status and trends of B-BBEE for ...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Bafana Perfect Baxter’s Tactics…And Other Tweaks That Helped Win Against The Pharaohs

For many South Africans, it sure is a queer feeling going into a new week at the back of an impressive and equally important Bafana Bafana win. Thanks to a late-show sucker-punch from reigning PSL Player of the Season, Thembinkosi Lorch,...

Katlego Mereko·about 1 month ago

"Progress" Made in Reducing SA's Public Servants' Wage Bill

Public servants qualifying to take early retirement from the public service before they reach the age of 60 have until the end of September to do so. This was revealed by Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu in a writt...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Patel's R40bln Cash Injection for Black Industrialists Welcomed

The Black Business Council (BBC) on Monday welcomed the allocation of R40 billion to support an additional 400 black industrialists in the Black Industrialists (BI) Programme over the next five years. During his budget vote debate in Par...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Marxist scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak to South Africa’s Problems

During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s university campuses and within the broader anti-apartheid movement. Given the exigencies of the tim...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Nearly Half of SA Jobs Will be Replaced by Automation

South Africa will need to prepare its workers as the country stands on the brink of a ‘technological revolution’, according to Gauteng premier, David Makhura, who was speaking at the launch of the country’s first Digital Economy Summit o...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

How a Trade War, or Truce, Could Affect SA

The much talked about trade war between the US and China is one component of a broader confrontation between the two largest economies in the world. Their relationship has been deteriorating rapidly over the past 10 years, and the extent...

Mark Haworth·about 1 month ago

Ramaphosa Backs Huawei to Help SA Achieve 5G Technology

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa last Friday backed Chinese technology giant Huawei to help the country score a first to achieve cutting-edge 5G technology. Huawei, which has a massive global imprint including in Zimbabwe, is lead...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Treasury: Fiscal Outlook Faces Significant Risks

South Africa faces “significant risks” to its fiscal outlook, including weak economic growth and uncertain revenue collection, the National Treasury said in its 2019/20 annual performance report, put before Parliament yesterday. The econ...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Young South Africans Want to Farm. But the System isn’t Ready for Them

Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average – 62% of South Africans between 15 and 35 years are unemployed a...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Heroin Use in South Africa Spikes

Ashley Abrahams, a 37-year-old homeless man, is one of over 100,000 regular heroin users in South Africa, according to a survey published in March by European project ENACT, which fights organized transnational crimes. Heroin has been ...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Soldiers Won’t Stem Gang Violence Because South Africa’s Army Is In A Sorry State

The initial response to the recent deployment of the South African army to areas of Cape Town hit hard by gang violence evoked relief that peace and stability would be restored to the area. But this has been replaced with a much more nua...

Lindy Heinecken·2 days ago

South Africa’s 2019 Poll Showed Dangerous Signs of ‘Insiders’ and ‘Outsiders’

The general election in South Africa in May conveyed mixed messages: one was that democracy is maturing, the other that it is failing. The good news was that this was very clearly an outcome of a discerning electorate displaying a nuance...

Roger Southall·3 days ago

Sarb Expected to Cut Interest Rate to Stimulate Growth

South Africa is gearing up for a possible interest rate cut tomorrow, as moderating inflation pushes for a rate respite to inject cash into the struggling economy. The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) is wid...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Zuma and Trump: Half a World Apart, Yet Similarly Paranoid and Dangerous

Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma. Trump has spewed racist hate-speech against four Democratic P...

Roger Southall·27 days ago

#StateCaptureInquiry: Zuma Struggles to Recall Several Key Events of His Tenure as President

Former president Jacob Zuma on Tuesday struggled to recall several key events of his nine-year tenure as the head of state. Zuma continued giving evidence at the commission of inquiry probing state capture, and denied evidence implicatin...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

South Africa’s Soldiers Won’t End Gang Violence. A Co-Ordinated Plan Might

The South African government has taken a decision to deploy members of the South African National Defence Force to areas that have been ravaged by gang violence. At least the deployment of the army shows some commitment by government to ...

Joburg Post·25 days ago

The Army is Being Used to Fight Cape Town’s Gangs. Why It’s a Bad Idea

Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army. The move has been welcomed by many who want to see an end to the rampant violence, crime an...

Lindy Heinecken·30 days ago

King Goodwill Zwelithini & Prince Charles Mark the 140th Anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined the King and Queen of the Zulus yesterday to mark the 140th anniversary of the Anglo-Zulu War. Prince Charles, Camilla, King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Pumi watched a military dis...

Joburg Post·24 days ago

South Africans Are Upbeat About New Technologies, But Worried About Jobs

Powerful new technologies are emerging that will continue to affect individuals in multiple ways. This has led to references to a Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new era involving the application of digitisation and automation to differ...

Joburg Post·26 days ago

Archive Documents Reveal the US and UK’s Role in the Dying Days of Apartheid

It is a quarter of a century since the end of apartheid in South Africa. But it’s easy to forget how complex, difficult and violent the birth of full democracy really was. This was particularly true in KwaZulu-Natal, where battles betwee...

Sue Onslow & Martin Plaut·30 days ago

Economists Say Interest Rates Cut Expected to Bring Relief to Consumers

Economists have said that the decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to reduce its repurchase rate (repo rate) by 25 point basis would bring some much-needed relief to consumers. SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thu...

Joburg Post·30 days ago

SA Reserve Bank Cuts Repo Rate

The South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee has cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%. This is the first time since March 2018 that the benchmark interest rate has been cut. The central bank's g...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

Johnny Clegg: He Belongs to the Musical Ages!

South African singer Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to tour and perform around the world.He received the Order of Ikhama...

Joburg Post·about 1 month ago

David Koloane Fought For The Right To Define Himself – And His Art

Dr David Nthubu Koloane, who was born in South Africa in 1938, was an extraordinary pioneer in the visual arts who fiercely defied any form of categorisation. As an artist, teacher, mentor, curator, arts administrator and author, he foug...

Ruth Simbao·24 days ago

Mboweni to Present Bill on R230bn Rescue Plan for Eskom

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to table a Special Appropriations Bill to outline the key funding of cash-strapped Eskom. The tabling of the bill on Tuesday followed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a R230billio...

Joburg Post·27 days ago

Johnny Clegg: South Africa’s Universal Man Of Uncommon Passion

Universal Man: Jonathan Clegg “Sikeyi” (1953-2019). “Sikeyi” is a Zulu dance praise name: “The peg through a yoke that secures oxen in position, from Afrikaans juskei (juk: yoke], referring to the capacity of a formidable dancer to hold ...

David Coplan·25 days ago

Zuma Shows, Once Again, that He’s Adroit at Playing to the Gallery

If there’s one thing South Africans can agree on, it’s that former President Jacob Zuma has always been adept at putting on a show. This has historically served him well – even since he was ousted in 2018. But lately his performance repe...

Joburg Post·25 days ago

Turning Ramaphosa’s Growth and Jobs Promises Into Reality

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address after the election was received with some scepticism. Some of his political opponents questioned his dreams and urged him to face reality. Sceptics aside, the president made c...

Vuslat Bayoglu·26 days ago

How Liquefied Natural Gas Could Change South Africa’s Fortunes

The development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could help transform the South African economy, spur re-industrialisation, reduce the country’s over-reliance on coal-fired power stations, and contribute to increased regional trade. South ...

Marie Blanche Ting·20 days ago

Ethiopia’s Sidama People: Lessons for Post-Colonial Africa

Undoubtably the rise in conversation around Africa’s ethnic violence is the result of an increase in reporting and not in actual violence. However, in most cases, the violence is over limited resources and in defence of historical and tr...

Neo Sithole·23 days ago

Coding in South African Schools: What Needs to Happen to Make it Work

South Africa is training a group of teachers to learn how to code and how to teach coding. The subject will be piloted at 1000 schools across five provinces, starting in the 2020 academic year. The announcement has resulted in debates ar...

Ulrike Rivett·16 days ago

Shocking R57.5bn Budget Deficit a Sign of More Woes for SA

Data from the National Treasury shows that the budget deficit for the three months of the 2019/20 financial year ballooned to R57.5 billion from a deficit of R27.59bn in the comparative period of the 2018/19 fiscal year. The shortfall wa...

Joburg Post·16 days ago

Ramaphosa Should Focus on Inequality Rather Than Squeezing Poor People

South Africans are still to see what the new dawn promised by its President Cyril Ramaphosa will bring, or if it will even break. Long jail sentences for those that have looted the country would be a good thing. But it’s not yet clear if...

David Dickinson·23 days ago

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Risks Leaving Women Behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is, ostensibly, upon us. The term was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Form. Broadly, it refers to the collapsing of boundaries between the physical...

Joburg Post·12 days ago

Unlearn by MoMo Matsunyane

Award-winning actress and director, MoMo Matsunyane performs Unlearn, a play about a young lady called Angel Mojapelo who loves stand-up comedy and hopes to have a successful career in it one day. However, one night at a party changes th...

Joburg Post·18 days ago

Constitutional Court Ruling Ushers in New Era for Energy Regulation in South Africa

A recent judgment of South Africa’s Constitutional Court involving the country’s energy regulator signals a new found willingness by the courts to scrutinise the way regulators set prices and tariffs. This added level of regulatory accou...

Stephen Labson·18 days ago

Old Mutual’s Bomb Scare-Coincidence?

Late Wednesday afternoon Old Mutual’s Sandton office was evacuated following an anonymous call made to SAPS that there was a bomb somewhere in the building. No actual bomb was found suspicions around if anything about the bomb scare has ...

Neo Sithole·17 days ago

Disconnect Between Business and State Contributed to Marikana Massacre

The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in South Africa. A judicial commission of inquiry set up to investigate how it came about put much of the...

Ralph Hamann·2 days ago

South Africa’s Construction Industry Could Become Safer. Here’s How

Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it’s responsible for between 30% and 40% of all work-related fatalities. The figure is at its highest in develo...

Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo·5 days ago

A Unique Picture of Migration Patterns in South Africa Can Help Urban Planning

Economic disparities, inequality and unemployment, particularly among young people, remain pervasive in South Africa. Lack of access to services and inadequate living conditions also affect people’s quality of life, health and well-being...

Mark A. Collinson & Carren Ginsburg·13 days ago

Zulu king Furious at Plans to Break His Control of Ingonyama Trust

King Goodwill Zwelithini has for the first time vented his anger about the recommendations that the Ingonyama Trust Board either be scrapped or its powers reviewed to give rural people of KwaZulu-Natal powers over the land they occupy. T...

Joburg Post·13 days ago

Why New South African Law Won’t End the Toxic Mix of Money and Politics

The grip of money on South African politics may be so tight that it could be impossible to govern – or seek to govern – unless you are beholden to private money. Can a new law change that? The Political Party Funding Act was signed into ...

Steven Friedman·12 days ago

Perceptions About Retirement Can Inform Whether Black South Africans Save Or Not

Every person who is younger than retirement age is encouraged to plan and consistently save for retirement. However, few individuals actively plan for their retirement. This results in most South Africans becoming poorer during their ret...

Joburg Post·11 days ago

How Population Data Can Help Countries Plan and Tweak Policy

Statistics South Africa, the country’s statistical service which gathers and analyses a range of data, recently released its mid-year population estimates for 2019. The data places the country’s estimated population at 58,78 million peop...

Nicole De Wet- Billings·10 days ago

Cape Town’s Bloody Gang Violence Is Inextricably Bound Up In Its History

When the apartheid government decided to evict people it called Coloured from Cape Town’s inner city, it set off a chain reaction that now requires military intervention. More than 50 years on from the mass evictions that drove anyone wh...

Don Pinnock·10 days ago

The Battles of South Africa’s Public Protector: Why The Law Must Win

In the book of Esther, the Bible tells a story from the 5th century BCE, when the Jews were in exile in Persia. The Persian king, Ahasuerus, had installed a Jewish woman, Esther, as his queen at the time that one of the king’s ministers ...

Cathleen Powell·2 days ago

How The CR17 Campaign Funds Were Channelled

A group of politicians, campaign managers and strategists earned millions for their roles in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful ANC presidential campaign, with some having been on the CR17 payroll for the 12 months leading up to the ...

Joburg Post·6 days ago