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  • News24.com | ANALYSIS: Is Mabuza undermining Ramaphosa‘s ‘new dawn‘?

    News24.com | ANALYSIS: Is Mabuza undermining Ramaphosa‘s ‘new dawn‘?

    Are South Africans in denial about the implications of Deputy President David Mabuza for President Cyril Ramaphosa‘s efforts to end corruption? published on Saturday blasts the deputy president for being the single biggest undermining factor to Ramaphosa‘s “new dawn”. The article details Mabuza‘s rise to power and claims that he “built his political career on the schools”, using state money... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken, property rights

    News24.com | Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken, property rights

    The South African government’s plan to to mention land expropriation without compensation could, ironically, end up strengthening the property rights on which investment depends. Pressure to change the Constitution to allow the government to expropriate land without compensation is currently the country’s most contentious issue. Supporters insist that the measure is essential to end racial land ownership patterns which continue... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Breastfeeding helps businesses thrive

    News24.com | Breastfeeding helps businesses thrive

    Science has proved that breastfeeding plays a key role in providing the nutritional foundation for a healthy body and a strong immune system. It is also a low-cost way of feeding babies. Seldom do convenience, low cost and optimal benefits converge quite so sweetly! But while the health and nutrition benefits of breastfeeding are well documented, the business case for... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Living lives decimated by greed

    News24.com | Living lives decimated by greed

    The real, unavoidable tragedy of corruption in any society is its sociopolitical effect. The poor lose out and the well connected, politically or otherwise, gain at their expense. This is notable in Transparency International’s 2017 study, which links corruption and socioeconomic disparities based on the Corruption Perception Index and the Social Inclusion Index. It was evident the countries that performed... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Editorial: Emmerson Mnangagwa’s big challenge

    News24.com | Editorial: Emmerson Mnangagwa’s big challenge

    Monday was supposed to mark a new dawn for our neighbour up north. For the first time since independence Zimbabwe was to go into elections without Robert Mugabe, the man who had ruled the country for nearly four decades. Mugabe was removed from power in November last year and the elections were widely expected to be free and fair. On... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Digital activism: A new wave or nah?

    News24.com | Digital activism: A new wave or nah?

    As a young woman living under the most progressive Constitution and where many of the people drown due to systematic inequality, I often wonder how the women of 1956 organised themselves without social media. How they probably had to lie to their husbands as they left their matchbox homes and gathered in frosted community halls for fear of being labelled... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Just like Zimbabwe, we will rue the day we chose populism over the rule of law

    News24.com | Just like Zimbabwe, we will rue the day we chose populism over the rule of law

    I was there in 2000 when Zanu-PF decided that this thing called the rule of law was not for Zimbabwe. It was a decisive moment in the country’s democratic history. Zimbabwe was not a perfect democracy before, but it was a functioning society with a good set of rules to which state and non-state players adhered. When the power-grabbing Zanu-PF... Continue reading