[OPINION] Lessons from KPMG: Be on guard, South Africans are on your case
When South Africans of all shapes, colours, sizes and creeds share simply being gatvol (fed-up), there’s trouble.
[OPINION] The ANC faces dreadful choices as voters grow more sceptical
Corruption in government has become a major issue for the electorate and public trust in state institutions is evaporating.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s housing challenge seen through the lens of Durban
One of South Africa’s third-largest cities by population, Durban has reported that the number of people living in informal dwellings has remained stubbornly high.
[OPINION] What KPMG’s Gupta imbroglio says about corruption in SA
The usual pattern when misdemeanours are uncovered is for government ministers and senior executives to blame their staff – or someone else – when things go wrong.
[OPINION] SOEs shouldn’t be used as pawns in SA politics
Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state-owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development.
[OPINION] SA needs to sober up to save itself from sickly SOEs
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.
[OPINION] Bestiality and BS: Lessons from SA’s sleazy political climate
Instead of ignoring his accusers, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa entertained them, tried to silence them through court, and then revealed a long-past affair of little interest.
[OPINION] Why is Steve Biko’s remarkable legacy often overlooked?
Steve Biko deserves to be recognised as one of the towering heroes of the anti-apartheid struggle.
[OPINION] Why UN sanctions against North Korea’s missile programme failed
Efforts to prevent North Korea’s acquisition of missile technology by certain nations - notably the United States - have been underway since the 1990s.
[OPINION] A shift in thinking needed to counter rise in SA poverty
South Africa should look towards inclusive growth to push back the growing levels of poverty within the population.
[ANALYSIS] How PR giant Bell Pottinger made itself look bad
An expert in keeping up appearances, the company is now in need of some serious crisis management.
[OPINION] Ramaphosa’s leaked emails: echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa claims the intelligence services are being used to discredit him and prevent him becoming the country's next leader.
[OPINION] Obsession with growth won’t help SA's economic recovery
Amir Anwa says the South African government’s priority should be to boost employment, by focusing on sectors that can easily generate jobs.
[OPINION] Zimbabwe looks for Mugabe’s successor after a surreal month
With a nonagenarian president apparently still planning to run for re-election in 2018, Zimbabwe's runners and riders are making themselves known.
[OPINION] The scary facts about unemployment in SA
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
[OPINION] It may not be a bad thing that BRICS is being battered
The sub-imperial formation called BRICS, which pretends to be a progressive global force, could be divided by a series of crises.
[ANALYSIS] Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better
Desalination has been proposed as one of many strategies to deal with the water shortages. But the process is known to be expensive and harmful to the environment.
[OPINION] SA’s first online rhino horn auction ends in risky impasse
The first online rhino auction in South Africa wasn't a success. This has done very little to help rhinos. It may, in fact, encourage more poaching as demand has not slowed down.