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We need radical economic transformation to give substance to Workers’ Day

During Apartheid, labour was heavily regulated, with workers and employers having to defer to the whim of government in how they conducted their relationships. It is appropriate, then, that South Africans celebrate Freedom Day and Workers’ Day in such proximity to one another – both having to represent our departure from…

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Data prices are likely to rise, not fall

On February 17, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) Minister Cwele held his second engagement with the telecommunications industry known as the ICT or information and communications technology sector. He released a statement, afterwards, saying that the department had won widespread industry support for its Wholesale Open Access Network…

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The market trumps plain packaging in getting youth to quit smoking tobacco

In countries such as Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, measures aimed at reducing smoking and tobacco use are on the primary docket.

Chief in each government’s arsenal is a requirement that cigarette and tobacco products be subject to plain packaging, with all cigarette logos and designs…

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Free tertiary education for all is possible

National Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has told the Fees Commission that free tertiary education for all is possible.
Makgoba says countries like Cuba have shown that proper budgeting and prioritising make free education possible.

These submissions were contained in his presentation to the second phase of the…

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Dr Maponya Think Tank encourages graduates to create jobs

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) have been identified as productive drivers of inclusive economic growth and development in South Africa. SMME’s are considered an important contributor to the economy and reducing unemployment, according to Mr Costa Georghiades.

Speaking at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Dr Richard Maponya…

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Educating students is like growing a garden.

Imagine an empty lot, one that we want to transform into a lush flower garden. As those responsible for this garden, we might begin by hiring a well-respected landscape architect to create a design for it. In education, we, as a nation, have spent billions paying teams of experts…

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Who really runs our Country?

This is a question that has been lingering on many South African Citizens this week as the sordid details involving the appointment of the Cabinet Ministers in the current ANC led government. It all started with the Julius Malema led opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters allegations questioning the relationship…

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Children gathered at the launch of Child Protection Week (31 May to 7 June) have told Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, that their parents need parenting  skills.  They were responding to a question posed by Minister Dlamini on what they think Government should do to stop the neglect…

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Nongoma FM is hosting a special ribbon cutting celebration to mark the opening of the new community radio station, which aims to be a catalyst of change and being at the centre of rural and youth development.

This life changing ceremony will be held on June 01, beginning at 10…

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Kalawe seeks improvement on all fronts

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Monwabisi Kalawe is aiming to improve all facets of the airline, and said that the airline’s local service and the regional African routes are profitable, but the intercontinental routes are suffering big losses and to turn the tide it will need them to terminate…

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Current government to be blamed for the death of people – EEF

The current government was killing people just like the apartheid regime, Economic freedom fighters leader Julius Malema said on Sunday at Daveyton east of Johannesburg.
Malema addressing hundreds of his members, and supporters at an election campaign event at Sinaba Stadium in Daveyton, east of Johannesburg on Sunday. Malema said…

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Members of the SAPS unit are deployed to serve and protect the public, however, this authority can be manipulated at times. Some members of the police force may abuse power by embarking on a personal vendetta – something which is forbidden within the SAPS code of conduct. A handful of homeless…

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Chiefs win nine on the trot


Absa Premiership runaways Kaizer Chiefs continued their fine run when they defeated title chasers SuperSport United 1-0 in the league encounter at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.

Bernard Parker’s early first-half goal means this is the 9th league victory in a row for the…

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Chiefs go eleven points clear

A first half goal by Bernard Parker was enough to give Kaizer Chiefs an 11 point lead at the top of the ABSA Premiership after they defeated Supersport United 1-0 at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday.
The win is the Amakhosi’s nineth in a row, a PSL…

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Chiefs extend their lead at the summit

Kaizer Chiefs extended their lead to eight points at the summit of the log when they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in the Absa Premiership top-of-the-table clash at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria on Thursday night.
Kaizer Chiefs came to this match leading by five points over second…

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