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50 Notable African Books of 2021: Selected by Brittle Paper

The online publication’s annual list celebrates not only the sheer abundance of African literature but its daring, new directions The post 50 Notable African Books of 2021: Selected by Brittle…

JSC interviews with candidates for chief justice set for early February

After the February interviews and deliberations, the Judicial Service Commission will submit a report to President Cyril Ramaphosa The post JSC interviews with candidates for chief justice set for early…

OPINIONISTA: A government of national unity: One small step for President Ramaphosa, one giant leap for South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa should take the initiative of convening a summit of political leadership comprising past and present players, from all parties and specifically from the ANC elders and stalwarts,…

OPINIONISTA: Remote learning for very young children during the pandemic is perfectly feasible, but it demands a whole-of-society approach

Rolling out physical distance learning resources to vulnerable children during a pandemic and supporting their daily use in the home is not a walk in the park. It requires a…

TRIBUTE: A revolutionary life: Oupa Lehulere was an organic intellectual and a visionary dissident

The state massacre of workers at Marikana was for Oupa Lehulere a turning point. It signalled the demise of the old anti-apartheid movement as a moral force. The forging of…

OPINIONISTA: Social employment — creating work that serves the common good

As part of Phase Two of the Presidential Employment Stimulus, a Social Employment Fund has been established. The fund is being championed by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition…

Editorial: The West dithers, but South Africa has to take some responsibility for this wave

We can’t bury our heads in the sand: there is no way to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic other than vaccination. South Africa — and the rest of Africa — still…

BUSINESS MAVERICK: Rebound: Absa PMI gains ground in November, employment index back in positive territory

Amid the drought of good economic news in South Africa, a green shoot has emerged. The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index rebounded in November, climbing 3.6 points to 57.2, its highest…

UNDER STRAIN: Gauteng Omicron cases rise at a rate ‘not seen before’, province ramps up vaccine rollout at schools

Keep calm and vaccinate. This was the message from Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Thursday as he briefed the province on the massive outbreak of coronavirus infections, driven by the…

AMABHUNGANE: Karpowership’s R3.3bn-per-year ‘freebie’

The company’s own figures suggest Eskom will be drawing only 40% of Karpowership’s available power, while paying for a minimum of 72.7% — meaning the effective tariff will be nearly…