Trust broken between politicians and youth – African Monitor

original article on Times Live | 13 August 2016 | by Penwell Dlamini Young people on the continent have lost trust in politicians because they are corrupt and fail to deliver on their promises. A survey by Afrobarometer showed that the youth in Africa are losing interest in politics. Joseph Maniragena partnership officer at African Monitor […]

The best and worst municipalities – ranked by South Africans

Original article posted on Business Tech | 27 July 2016 With municipal elections rapidly approaching, the latest South African Consumer Satisfaction Index shows which municipalities in the country score top points with citizens. In the lead up to the elections, on 3 August, South Africans are being flooded with promises from numerous political parties, which […]

Junk status warning for South Africa after latest downgrade

Original article posted on Business Tech | 26 July 2016 Treasury has warned that South Africa needs to reinvigorate the economy urgently or face a downgrade to ‘junk’ status by ratings firms later in the year. Treasury’s comment comes after ratings agency Fitch downgraded the country’s local currency debt rating by one level to one […]

Opinion Piece: Who’s afraid of the great race debate?

Source: Politicsweb | Hlanganani Gumbi | 24 May 2016 Hlanganani Gumbi says our schools are shying away from the racism conversation Are our schools afraid of the racism conversation? 23 May 2016 ALMOST every week that goes by produces a racist incident that makes headlines in South Africa and often around the world. And as […]

Knockout blow for Zuma? Mandela Foundation wants “urgent” meeting with ANC

Source: BizNews | 11 Apri; 2016 At some point, even one’s strongest supporters throw in the towel. That day is hastened when your only defence against criticism relies only on creating further discord. That is the reality of what President Jacob Zuma’s supporters face after a call from yet another powerful civil society body, the […]

Imperial CEO Mark Lamberti: ANC #ConCourt reaction shows “no accountability”

Source: BizNews.com | Liezel Hill Reading Mark Lamberti’s powerful riposte to the ANC’s backing of President Jacob Zuma reminded me of a fascinating dinner exchange a few years back. As the host, I was seated next to guest speaker Gwede Mantashe and luck had it, to my right was Massmart founder and now Imperial CEO […]

Trevor Manuel joins other ANC stalwarts, wants oath-breaking Zuma to resign

Source: BizNews.com | Tim Modise | 5 April 2016 Trevor Manuel is the highest profile ANC leader yet to call on President Jacob Zuma to resign. A politician since 1981 and South Africa’s highly respected Minister of Finance from 1996 to 2009, he served presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe. Manuel chaired […]

Are we facing a Constitutional crisis?

Politics Web Article: Nkandla and the National Assembly with egg on its face – a Constitutional crisis? by Phephelaphi Dube 5 April 2016 A constitutional crisis occurs when the Constitution is unable to resolve issues that arise within the state or when the actions of state actors – the Executive, the Legislature or the Judiciary […]