Criticism of the policies and actions of the Israeli government should never degenerate to anti-Semitism, says the ANC.
The Commission for Gender Equality has called on South Africans to celebrate Women’s Month in August.
Two non-governmental organisations have raised concerns about Sanral’s application for certain court documents and court hearings to be kept secret.
The Western Cape High Court has ordered that Agang SA’s new leaders must refrain from implicating former party leader Mamphela Ramphele in fraud allegations.
EFF leader Julius Malema has called into question the objectivity of Parliament’s current presiding officers.
The resignation of Sanral chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka is not surprising as the organisation is facing a number of problems, says the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa).
A total of 267 public school teachers have been fired over the past two-and-a-half years, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
Hot or Not
It is common cause that when a minister’s official car breaks down, the department hires a replacement. Not for Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who chose to drive her own private car when her state car was not in use. At a time when government is calling for cuts in excessive spending, Pandor’s action shows a minister leading by example.Not:
Dragged for kilometres during a hijacking and then dying. That’s the end of life for four-year-old Taegrin Morris. His death should shock us all into taking a stand against crime. The fight against crime cannot be relegated to the police alone. It will also take society’s efforts to clear our country of violent criminals.
Nelson Mandela, who has provided one of the very few reasons to believe in humanity this week. Even after death, the statesman has us out on Mandela Day doing our 67 minutes for the needy. In the week of atrocities like the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and the escalating carnage in Gaza, we needed this. Thanks again, Madiba.Not:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who ordered ground troops into Gaza this week after his armed forces rained bombs on the area, killing more than 260 Palestinian civilians. Among them were four cousins, aged between
9 and 11, who were photographed running for their lives on the beach before being killed.
After hammering hosts Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal, Germany’s national soccer squad could have chosen to gloat. Instead, the team posted a message on its official Facebook page thanking the country for its hospitality, praising its amazing football tradition and telling Brazilians not to lose heart. Good sportsmanship is worth celebrating.Not:
New Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has started off her term in the worst possible way. Muthambi decided to lend credibility to a dubious process to hire Mr Teflon himself, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Muthambi did not have to be bound by an SABC board decision that has more to do with factional politics than competence.
After being in office for only a few weeks, Panyaza Lesufi, the Gauteng education MEC, has to be commended for dismissing 10 teachers who were “found in compromising positions with girl children”. For years, teachers have taken advantage of vulnerable schoolgirls without paying the penalty. Lesufi’s new broom must sweep clean and be a deterrent to others.Not:
The wanton violence perpetrated by National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) members on strike is purely criminal. It is not enough for Numsa leaders to say they are “unaware” of the violence. Numsa is the largest trade union in the country and the strength should be in their numbers and voluntary solidarity, not violence.
Africa sent five nations to the soccer World Cup in Brazil. After the first round, three of them have returned home. It is not an easy task ahead, but Nigeria and Algeria carry the hopes of the continent’s population to advance further than the second round. With a crowd as huge as ours, nothing can stand in the way. Go Nigeria, go Algeria, go!Not:
He has done a sterling job in ensuring his country advanced to the knockout stages, but Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, aka Jaws, went and did it again – exposing his teeth on the pitch. As he struggled to find the net, the striker bit an opponent on the shoulder. Fifa’s nine-game ban and fine are welcome, but maybe he deserves more.
It was over in less than a minute, yet the flypast by a SAA Airbus A340-600 during President Jacob Zuma’s inauguration cost taxpayers well over R200 000.
An entry showing that police officers deployed to Marikana in August 2102 were supplied with food parcels by Lonmin was deleted from an occurrence book.
EFF leader Julius Malema has vowed to shut down central Johannesburg with a protest against the Gauteng legislature’s decision to bar his party’s members from wearing their red uniforms.
A women’s residence at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Durban was set alight in the early hours of this morning resulting in 15 students being treated for smoke inhalation.
President Jacob Zuma wants to keep his communications with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the so-called spy tapes case secret because the DA could use it against him, his lawyers have argued.
AbaThembu chiefs who wrote to President Jacob Zuma to have King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo removed have come out guns blazing, calling the controversial monarch an “evil king”.
Transnet in 2001 exchanged government bonds worth R7.7 billion, which earned the fund R1.2billion in interest a year for shares in M-Cell, which earned no dividends.
We cannot allow our nation to be run by thugs.
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In the wake of Mandela Day, Milisithando Bongela questions what the pervasive image of Madiba and the narrative of ‘reconciliation’ really means.
Readers react cynically to the news that Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi is cracking the whip over Nkandla spending
The era of having your cake and eating it seems to be coming to an end for government officials suspended on full pay. That’s if Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane gets his way.