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.
The Gauteng Department of Education has announced that the 2020 online admissions for Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners will resume on Monday 20 May 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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
They make a big difference in people’s lives but the work is tough. By Barbara Maregele for GROUNDUP
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.
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.
Former spy boss Gibson Njenje has been fired from his position as special adviser to state security minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba.
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.
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.
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.
Deputy Minister asked Treasury to approve a R1.1-million car with a sunroof. By Kirsten Pearson for GROUNDUP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Russian Embassy in South Africa takes strong exception to a Daily Maverick article published on 7 May.
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.
Are southern African governments allowing resentment against perceived Western finger-wagging to cloud their judgment?
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?
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.
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.
Tired of fighting about the way you’re speaking, instead of what you’re talking about? Here are a few tips that may help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
And only half the rest have the standard 12 carriages. By Kristine Liao
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.
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’.
Department of Trade and Industry ordered an investigation, but Lottery spins a different story.
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.