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    ZUMA SAGA: Thales argues it cannot obtain a fair trial in arms deal case


    The application for a permanent stay of prosecution by former President Jacob Zuma's co-accused and French arms company, Thales, in relation to the dubious multi-billion rand arms deal, will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court over the next four...

    The application for a permanent stay of prosecution by former President Jacob Zuma's co-accused and French arms company, Thales, in relation to the dubious multi-billion rand arms deal, will be heard in the Pietermaritzburg High Court over the next four days.

    Days of Zondo: The Transnet cowboys and the extraordinary push for that Gupta-linked China South Rail deal


    A Japanese supplier was on hand to match locomotives already in use by Transnet but a cabal of executives had other plans as they derailed the plan, ultimately swinging the deal into the hands of China South Rail – a company now accused of having paid...

    A Japanese supplier was on hand to match locomotives already in use by Transnet but a cabal of executives had other plans as they derailed the plan, ultimately swinging the deal into the hands of China South Rail – a company now accused of having paid kickbacks to the Guptas.

    South Africa: Parents battle private school over ‘best interests of the child’


    The Constitutional Court has been asked to decide how much emphasis should be placed on the best interests of children when private schools are terminating a contract with the children’s parents which ultimately leads to the children being...

    The Constitutional Court has been asked to decide how much emphasis should be placed on the best interests of children when private schools are terminating a contract with the children’s parents which ultimately leads to the children being expelled.

    Multimedia: This Weekend We’re Watching: The World’s First Air Hijacking


    Hijacking aircraft is not a new phenomenon. And indeed, it's not even a non-South African one. In fact, the world's first air hijacker was a young South African...

    Hijacking aircraft is not a new phenomenon. And indeed, it's not even a non-South African one. In fact, the world's first air hijacker was a young South African Lieutenant.

    DEEP SEA MINING: South Africa eyes sunken mineral treasures


    After some delay, South Africa is at last starting to prepare to share in the bonanza that is expected when the international community eventually allows mining of the deep seabed which lies between national maritime economic...

    After some delay, South Africa is at last starting to prepare to share in the bonanza that is expected when the international community eventually allows mining of the deep seabed which lies between national maritime economic zones.

    ON THE CARPET: HOME AFFAIRS : Subpoena forces ‘unco-operative’ Department of Home Affairs to appear before Human Rights Commission


    The Department of Home Affairs is under fire from the South African Human Rights Commission, which claims to have been trying to meet the department for more than a year to address complaints that the department takes too long to render services. The...

    The Department of Home Affairs is under fire from the South African Human Rights Commission, which claims to have been trying to meet the department for more than a year to address complaints that the department takes too long to render services. The commission is investigating why applications for asylum seekers and permanent residence permits take so long to process.

    WOLFGAT, REVIEWED: Paternoster’s Strandveld food, from shore to plate


    Wolfgat, and chef Kobus van der Merwe, are on every food-obsessed person’s lips. Websites and magazine articles proclaim his rise to fame. But who is this young man and what makes his food so unbelievable? Is it just hype or is this for real? I set out...

    Wolfgat, and chef Kobus van der Merwe, are on every food-obsessed person’s lips. Websites and magazine articles proclaim his rise to fame. But who is this young man and what makes his food so unbelievable? Is it just hype or is this for real? I set out to fill in the blanks, first by finding out a little more about him.

    ISS Today: Corruption invites organised crime


    North Africa shows the threat that corruption poses not only to the economy, but to safety and security. By Jihane Ben Yahia for ISS...

    North Africa shows the threat that corruption poses not only to the economy, but to safety and security. By Jihane Ben Yahia for ISS TODAY

    Newsdeck: Proteas: Massive pay day awaits CWC 2019 winner


    Cape Town - The winning country at this year's Cricket World Cup will receive a staggering $4 million - around R57.2 million - for triumphing in the tournament to be held in England and...

    Cape Town - The winning country at this year's Cricket World Cup will receive a staggering $4 million - around R57.2 million - for triumphing in the tournament to be held in England and Wales.

    Cabinet Jostling: Lindiwe Sisulu’s downgrade of Israeli embassy could cost her top Cabinet job


    Lindiwe Sisulu fears that she will lose the coveted role of Minister of International Relations and Co-operation because of her decision to downgrade South Africa’s embassy in Israel to a visa office, say her...

    Lindiwe Sisulu fears that she will lose the coveted role of Minister of International Relations and Co-operation because of her decision to downgrade South Africa’s embassy in Israel to a visa office, say her officials.

    Analysis: Former spy boss Arthur Fraser slams High Level Review Panel report into SSA as ‘treasonous’


    Various commissions of inquiry bear testament to the undeniable truth that the cost of State Capture to South Africa, during only the second term of Jacob Zuma's presidency, stands at an estimated R1.5-trillion. A failure by the country's law-enforcement...

    Various commissions of inquiry bear testament to the undeniable truth that the cost of State Capture to South Africa, during only the second term of Jacob Zuma's presidency, stands at an estimated R1.5-trillion. A failure by the country's law-enforcement agencies, including intelligence services, to anticipate and halt this, paved the way for industrial-scale corruption across sectors.

    Leaving a Mark: Civil society must face its failures – Mark Heywood


    Civil society might be crucial in tackling the country's challenges but first, it must address its own shortcomings, said veteran activist Mark Heywood on...

    Civil society might be crucial in tackling the country's challenges but first, it must address its own shortcomings, said veteran activist Mark Heywood on Thursday.

    GASTROTURF: Soups & Simplicity: Tending broths, sharing lives


    The soup in the pot on the fire in the night. The broth is to the palate what the flickering flame is to the naked eye. It soothes and entrances you; it conspires to inflame the senses, fire your memories; it ignites the poet, gets the stories rolling...

    The soup in the pot on the fire in the night. The broth is to the palate what the flickering flame is to the naked eye. It soothes and entrances you; it conspires to inflame the senses, fire your memories; it ignites the poet, gets the stories rolling off the tongue, satiates the soul. You sup; you breathe. You live.

    THE ART IN ARTISAN: Getting ahead in the fine craft of chocolate


    The only café in Cape Town dedicated to dark chocolate is putting the art back in artisan, inside and outside the wrapper, by teaming up with painters, illustrators and sculptors. What artisan and artist have in common shines through their...

    The only café in Cape Town dedicated to dark chocolate is putting the art back in artisan, inside and outside the wrapper, by teaming up with painters, illustrators and sculptors. What artisan and artist have in common shines through their collaboration.

    FIT FOR AN EMPEROR: From mopane worms to MCC, squared – all in a week’s ‘work’


    The nice thing about train travel is that you tend to lurch all the time so no one can actually confirm you’re tipsy. A spot of bubbly would have helped with the mopane worms a day or two earlier, come to think of...

    The nice thing about train travel is that you tend to lurch all the time so no one can actually confirm you’re tipsy. A spot of bubbly would have helped with the mopane worms a day or two earlier, come to think of it.

    ROTI & CHAI: Durban’s Delhi-style street concept flexes its muscles


    Sandesh Rampersad was unemployed and desperate to put food on the table for his two young daughters. This is how the gourmet street food phenomenon, Roti & Chai, was born. The Durban-based brand is spreading is wings in 2020, rolling out stores in parts...

    Sandesh Rampersad was unemployed and desperate to put food on the table for his two young daughters. This is how the gourmet street food phenomenon, Roti & Chai, was born. The Durban-based brand is spreading is wings in 2020, rolling out stores in parts of the US and UK.

    PLEASE PEAS ME: The Mighty Pea is the vegetable du jour


    You can call it an overreaction to some bad soy headlines, or chalk it up to concerns about the environmental impacts of meat. Either way, it’s hard to ignore the food industry’s new favourite protein source —...

    You can call it an overreaction to some bad soy headlines, or chalk it up to concerns about the environmental impacts of meat. Either way, it’s hard to ignore the food industry’s new favourite protein source — peas.

    Business Maverick: Friday May 17: Blunders – Vestact TV


    This week: Durban hero scams KFC; Notre Dame to get rooftop swimming pool; Journalist's cell number given out as Facebook Support contact; and Omar Al-Bashir stars in advertisement for Toyota...

    This week: Durban hero scams KFC; Notre Dame to get rooftop swimming pool; Journalist's cell number given out as Facebook Support contact; and Omar Al-Bashir stars in advertisement for Toyota Landcruiser.

    Newsdeck: SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for ‘about a week’


    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 16 (Reuters) - A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check...

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 16 (Reuters) - A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite software and "triple-check everything," Elon Musk's rocket company said.

    Newsdeck: Soccer-U.S. women thrash New Zealand 5-0 in World Cup warmup


    May 16 (Reuters) - Carli Lloyd scored a brace of goals as the United States women thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a friendly in St Louis on Thursday to extend their winning run to five games ahead of their World Cup title defence in...

    May 16 (Reuters) - Carli Lloyd scored a brace of goals as the United States women thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in a friendly in St Louis on Thursday to extend their winning run to five games ahead of their World Cup title defence in France.

    Business Maverick: Tesla Fires Sound Alarms About Electric-Car Battery Safety


    Electric vehicles may be less prone to catch fire than gas guzzlers, but recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential...

    Electric vehicles may be less prone to catch fire than gas guzzlers, but recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential customers.

    Business Maverick: These Are the Worst-Case Scenarios for China in the Trade War


    China’s economic growth could tumble, debt surge and foreign companies flee in a deepening trade war, economists warn as a week of escalating tensions forces them to ponder worst-case...

    China’s economic growth could tumble, debt surge and foreign companies flee in a deepening trade war, economists warn as a week of escalating tensions forces them to ponder worst-case scenarios.

    Business Maverick: EU fines Barclays, Citi, JP Morgan, MUFG and RBS $1.2 bln for FX rigging


    Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland were fined a combined 1.07 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by the European Union on Thursday for rigging the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange...

    Barclays, Citigroup, JP Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland were fined a combined 1.07 billion euros ($1.2 billion) by the European Union on Thursday for rigging the multi-trillion dollar foreign exchange market.

    Business Maverick: Friday, May 17: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day


    The Trump administration’s Huawei ban opens a new front with China. U.S. equities extended their rally for a third day, with Asia stocks poised to follow. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about...

    The Trump administration’s Huawei ban opens a new front with China. U.S. equities extended their rally for a third day, with Asia stocks poised to follow. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.

    DAYS OF ZONDO: R1.4bn and counting: The extra cost of Transnet’s questionable interest rate swap deals


    State Capture commission hears how a series of controversial interest rate swaps performed on a package of loans totalling R23bn were arranged with the help of two Gupta-linked companies which raked in huge fees without valid contracts being in...

    State Capture commission hears how a series of controversial interest rate swaps performed on a package of loans totalling R23bn were arranged with the help of two Gupta-linked companies which raked in huge fees without valid contracts being in place.

    OP-ED: Trump, Bolton and Pompeo marching to war with Iran


    A US war with Iran would dwarf the Iraq war in ferocity, destruction and body count. It would blow up the entire region and draw the US into an indefinite guerrilla conflict that would result in defeat, long after Trump is dead and gone. But don’t...

    A US war with Iran would dwarf the Iraq war in ferocity, destruction and body count. It would blow up the entire region and draw the US into an indefinite guerrilla conflict that would result in defeat, long after Trump is dead and gone. But don’t expect him to have read up on the history of Persia.

    2019 ELECTIONS AFTERMATH: Iqbal Survé’s ANC election donation offers new twists


    A week after the 8 May elections, the ghost of the R1m donation to the ANC by controversial businessman Iqbal Survé continues to rattle its chain: The provincial working committee of the ANC in the Western Cape has suspended treasurer Maurencia Gillion...

    A week after the 8 May elections, the ghost of the R1m donation to the ANC by controversial businessman Iqbal Survé continues to rattle its chain: The provincial working committee of the ANC in the Western Cape has suspended treasurer Maurencia Gillion pending an investigation.

    OP-ED: You know India’s democracy is broken when millions wait for election results in fear


    In 2015, the first full year of Narendra Modi’s administration, a Muslim man named Mohammed Akhlaq and his son Danish were attacked by a mob of Hindu men in Dadri after being accused of storing beef in their refrigerator. Akhlaq died on the spot;...

    In 2015, the first full year of Narendra Modi’s administration, a Muslim man named Mohammed Akhlaq and his son Danish were attacked by a mob of Hindu men in Dadri after being accused of storing beef in their refrigerator. Akhlaq died on the spot; Danish, who was preparing for the Indian administrative services, survived the lynching after two brain surgeries.

    MOTORING: Ford Ranger Raptor: Top of the bakkie pecking order?


    It’s not the most powerful bakkie on the block, nor the fastest. But the new Ford Ranger Raptor is arguably the first true performance bakkie built by a South African manufacturer — and it has the pedigree to match. Is this the start of a new...

    It’s not the most powerful bakkie on the block, nor the fastest. But the new Ford Ranger Raptor is arguably the first true performance bakkie built by a South African manufacturer — and it has the pedigree to match. Is this the start of a new trend?

    OPINIONISTA: Why company law and the King Codes can’t save corporate SA


    What lies at the heart of the rot in corporate SA may surprise you. Where government gets it right, the private sector and SOEs get it spectacularly...

    What lies at the heart of the rot in corporate SA may surprise you. Where government gets it right, the private sector and SOEs get it spectacularly wrong.

    OPINIONISTA: Making foreign policy a bread-and-butter issue


    Xhanti Payi, a member of the Advisory Panel on the Review of Foreign policy for the past year, reflects on SA’s foreign policy challenges and goals under a new...

    Xhanti Payi, a member of the Advisory Panel on the Review of Foreign policy for the past year, reflects on SA’s foreign policy challenges and goals under a new administration.

    OPINIONISTA: South Africans must overcome the elections apathy and hold the government to account


    The work of our government must be supported but, more importantly, we will have to push it towards more transparent and equitable methods that confront the fraying social fabric, inequality, poverty and...

    The work of our government must be supported but, more importantly, we will have to push it towards more transparent and equitable methods that confront the fraying social fabric, inequality, poverty and unemployment.

    OPINIONISTA: President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first, biggest and most important post-election priority is to fix the education system


    We can’t go over it and we can’t go under it, we just have to go through it. The biggest obstacle to sustained growth in the South African economy is a structural problem that stems from a devastating lack of investment in human...

    We can’t go over it and we can’t go under it, we just have to go through it. The biggest obstacle to sustained growth in the South African economy is a structural problem that stems from a devastating lack of investment in human capital.

    OPINIONISTA: Gender in crisis: The latest IAAF ruling and the implications for global gender constructs


    The IAAF could have welcomed and celebrated Caster Semenya, admitted its assumptions and rethought its regulations to promote substantive fairness in athletics across the genders. This would have removed the European cultural bias in international sport...

    The IAAF could have welcomed and celebrated Caster Semenya, admitted its assumptions and rethought its regulations to promote substantive fairness in athletics across the genders. This would have removed the European cultural bias in international sport on the definitions and categories of gender, and opened the door for transgender and transsexual people to legitimately compete without being stigmatised and ostracised as strange, alien, foreign, inconsistent and unwanted.

    OPINIONISTA: Bold measures are needed to solve the joblessness crisis


    Our high rate of unemployment, and especially youth unemployment, is a major crisis for South Africa. Solving this will take innovative measures that include cutting red tape for small businesses, breaking up of monopolies, and promoting labour-intensive...

    Our high rate of unemployment, and especially youth unemployment, is a major crisis for South Africa. Solving this will take innovative measures that include cutting red tape for small businesses, breaking up of monopolies, and promoting labour-intensive industries.

    BUSINESS MAVERICK: Investec results: More about the journey than the moment


    For Investec, 2018 was an epochal year. Not only did its management team hand over the reins after four decades of hands-on leadership, but the group decided to unbundle its asset management business. Recent results suggest the journey is well...

    For Investec, 2018 was an epochal year. Not only did its management team hand over the reins after four decades of hands-on leadership, but the group decided to unbundle its asset management business. Recent results suggest the journey is well underway.

    ISS TODAY: ISS Today: Elephants pay the price for politics


    Are southern African governments allowing resentment against perceived Western finger-wagging to cloud their...

    Are southern African governments allowing resentment against perceived Western finger-wagging to cloud their judgment?

    TENSIONS IN THE GULF: Donald Trump’s Iran problem, Hassan Rouhani’s American problem


    So far at least, the confusion in American efforts in dealing with Iran have opened the doors to the possibility of more trouble ahead. Does anybody in the Trump administration read any history – or do they think they are immune from perversities of...

    So far at least, the confusion in American efforts in dealing with Iran have opened the doors to the possibility of more trouble ahead. Does anybody in the Trump administration read any history – or do they think they are immune from perversities of Clio, the Greek goddess of history?

    OUR BURNING PLANET: OP-ED: Lessons on a ‘just transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy


    Moving to what is termed a just transition is not an overnight event. It requires careful planning, implementation, oversight and high-level political guarantees. Thankfully, in South Africa, we can draw on some lessons about what has worked and failed...

    Moving to what is termed a just transition is not an overnight event. It requires careful planning, implementation, oversight and high-level political guarantees. Thankfully, in South Africa, we can draw on some lessons about what has worked and failed in other countries which have been in a similar position.

    BUSINESS MAVERICK: Presidency gains insight into grain farming and the state of our roads


    Commercial grain farmers and the South African Presidency have been talking on a range of issues and seem to be finding some common ground, according to the head of industry group Grain SA. Expropriation without compensation (EWC), like a hooded figure...

    Commercial grain farmers and the South African Presidency have been talking on a range of issues and seem to be finding some common ground, according to the head of industry group Grain SA. Expropriation without compensation (EWC), like a hooded figure wielding a scythe, still looms in the background. But, says Jannie de Villiers, Grain SA’s CEO, in an interview, promising seeds have been planted.

    Maverick Life Op-Ed: Seven mood-changers in conversations


    Tired of fighting about the way you’re speaking, instead of what you’re talking about? Here are a few tips that may...

    Tired of fighting about the way you’re speaking, instead of what you’re talking about? Here are a few tips that may help.

    WATER WARS, Makhanda Edition: Gift of the Givers pulls the plug on the City of Saints


    After spending millions drilling boreholes of its own accord to bring water to the people of drought-stricken Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, the humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has abruptly upped and left as accusations swirl in the City of...

    After spending millions drilling boreholes of its own accord to bring water to the people of drought-stricken Makhanda in the Eastern Cape, the humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has abruptly upped and left as accusations swirl in the City of Saints over verbal agreements for payment, procurement processes and corruption.

    State of the Nation: Hunger aplenty on the fringe of seaside luxury


    Food security is a global crisis. In South Africa, almost seven million people ‘experienced hunger’ in 2017 and more than 10 million people had inadequate access to food, according to the Stats SA General Household Survey. Ahead of World Hunger Day...

    Food security is a global crisis. In South Africa, almost seven million people ‘experienced hunger’ in 2017 and more than 10 million people had inadequate access to food, according to the Stats SA General Household Survey. Ahead of World Hunger Day on 28 May, Daily Maverick reports on a school feeding programme in one of the most unequal parts of Western Cape.

    BUSINESS MAVERICK: South Africa’s economy may be recovering in Q2 2019, but Q1 was not a hard act to follow


    When South Africans went to the polls on 8 May, they may have voted against the backdrop of a recovering economy. Don’t break out the Champagne just yet. A slew of data suggests the economy contracted in the first quarter, dragged down by load shedding...

    When South Africans went to the polls on 8 May, they may have voted against the backdrop of a recovering economy. Don’t break out the Champagne just yet. A slew of data suggests the economy contracted in the first quarter, dragged down by load shedding and a protracted strike in the gold sector. Green shoots have emerged in April data, which suggests a return to growth. Still, the recovery is fragile and it would not take much to push the economy into recession.

    BUSINESS MAVERICK: Index investing’s new passive-aggressive strategy


    It sounds like a personality issue, but actually, it’s a new investment strategy. In fact, its integration of two existing investment strategies, turning the debate between passive and active on its head. The 'passive-aggressive' approach is about...

    It sounds like a personality issue, but actually, it’s a new investment strategy. In fact, its integration of two existing investment strategies, turning the debate between passive and active on its head. The 'passive-aggressive' approach is about integrating 'factor' investing and a passive approach. Too complicated? Possibly, but the first of these ETF funds are about to become available to investors, so it's worth thinking about.

    DUDUZANE GRILLED: Zuma Junior on the spot: How fast is too fast in a Porsche when it’s raining?


    Former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma, faced gruelling interrogation by state prosecutor Yusuf Baba at his culpable homicide trial in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. Baba sought to cast aspersions on Zuma’s driving competence, while his...

    Former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane Zuma, faced gruelling interrogation by state prosecutor Yusuf Baba at his culpable homicide trial in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. Baba sought to cast aspersions on Zuma’s driving competence, while his defence argued he wasn’t speeding.

    Newsdeck: Boeing says has completed software update for 737 MAX jets


    May 16 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal...

    May 16 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had completed a software update for its 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded worldwide since March after they were involved in two fatal crashes.

    Newsdeck: “The world still has not done anything,” says slain Saudi journalist’s fiancee


    WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the...

    WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist murdered at a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey last year, said on Thursday she could not believe that no one has yet faced serious consequences for the crime.

    STREET TALK : Education Challenges: (Video)


    Street Talk chatted to exuberant high school learners about the importance of education and the difficulties youth face; teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, violence. . . "Without education, there is no life," said Noluvo...

    Street Talk chatted to exuberant high school learners about the importance of education and the difficulties youth face; teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, violence. . . "Without education, there is no life," said Noluvo Phambaniso.

    OPINIONISTA: Cannabis testing in the workplace: the CCMA got it wrong


    The ruling handed down last year by South Africa’s Constitutional Court that it was unconstitutional to criminalise the private cultivation and use of cannabis (dagga), appropriately left it to Parliament to pass legislation further to regulate the...

    The ruling handed down last year by South Africa’s Constitutional Court that it was unconstitutional to criminalise the private cultivation and use of cannabis (dagga), appropriately left it to Parliament to pass legislation further to regulate the matter. Meanwhile, it is now legal to cultivate and use cannabis in private – although the legislature must still define what would be considered a 'private' space. However, recently the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) upheld the dismissal of several employees who tested positive for cannabis. I believe the CCMA got it wrong, primarily because it did not understand how cannabis testing works and what is being tested.

    Election Aftermath: EFF enters parliament ready to shake things up…again


    President Julius Malema started the party’s first press conference after the 2019 elections that saw EFF’s growth, by welcoming the outcome by the IEC and thanking over 1.8 million South Africans who identified with the fight for ‘economic...

    President Julius Malema started the party’s first press conference after the 2019 elections that saw EFF’s growth, by welcoming the outcome by the IEC and thanking over 1.8 million South Africans who identified with the fight for ‘economic freedom’.

    State of the Nation: While politicians campaigned, 237,000 lost their jobs in South Africa


    South Africans continued to lose their jobs every day in the lead up to elections, at the very same time as politicians were on the campaign trail wooing citizens with promises of jobs and economic...

    South Africans continued to lose their jobs every day in the lead up to elections, at the very same time as politicians were on the campaign trail wooing citizens with promises of jobs and economic stability.