When black middle class South Africans buy flashy cars, expensive booze and designer clothes, it has nothing to do with their character and traits as a race group.
We’re just three months into 2015 and the number of South Africans applying for debt relief is already soaring. Sipho Masondo examines what’s keeping the middle class under debt’s dirty thumb.
Lesotho’s election day is over and, by all accounts, went well. But will the leaders really honour the people’s choice or will coups and chaos reign again?
Voters in Lesotho hope the election that is currently under way will put paid to the country’s many coup attempts and set it on the straight and narrow.
Black parents faced off against their coloured counterparts at Roodepoort Primary School in Davidsonville this week – but the neighbourhood’s community leaders insist racism is not an issue.
Twenty-seven-year-old Thato Tseletso* looks like an overworked drayhorse well into its twilight years.
Giving financial incentives to teachers who produce good results could help to improve pupils’ academic performance.
Struggle veteran and Rivonia triallist Ahmed Kathrada says he is happy to know that his “comrades” JB Marks and Moses Kotane are finally coming home.
Their brochures show students of all races learning, laughing and hanging out together.
Whatever your feelings about Blade Nzimande, it must be said the outspoken higher education minister is sparking a revolution or a return to old ways that could spark something special.
Malamulele is a ghost town.
The senseless plundering of foreign-owned shops in Soweto this week is nothing new.
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The part of Nhlanhla Nene’s budget that’s getting to me is the fact that he’s upped personal income tax while leaving the corporates alone. That’s not cool.
The article, “Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele moves on” by Biénne Huisman (City Press, February 22 2015), contains some serious inaccuracies. In particular, I point to the claim that “The money owed to former staff members ranges from R10 000 to R30 000 for the months of July and August”.
This week we report that banks repossessed almost 5 000 cars from the country’s middle class in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces.