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Opinion 23 Feb 2018 06:53 am
South Africa's 2018 budget does not go far enough. Perhaps Malusi Gigaba was caught up in the euphoria of President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA, writes OWEN SKAE.
Opinion 22 Feb 2018 05:29 am
Whether the finance minister's measures will stave off a downgrade of South Africa's local currency debt remains to be seen, says Seán Mfundza Muller.
Opinion 19 Feb 2018 06:03 am
South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas. By ANTHONI VAN NIEUWKERK.
Opinion 17 Feb 2018 17:25 pm
The 'futurism' aspect puts the film head and shoulders above the rest, showcasing an iteration of Africa that imaginatively radical.
Technology 16 Feb 2018 17:40 pm
Social media is key to public health campaigns, whether promoting better nutrition, encouraging exercise or addressing concerns over vaccine coverage.
Opinion 16 Feb 2018 08:51 am
There are several steps South Africa's governing party must take to strengthen democracy now that Jacob Zuma has resigned.
Opinion 16 Feb 2018 08:41 am
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
Technology 11 Feb 2018 09:33 am
Scholars and academic researchers have identified ways people can help themselves stay safe online.
Technology 11 Feb 2018 09:12 am
New and sophisticated methods built into smartphones make it easy to track and monitor our behaviour.
Opinion 10 Feb 2018 10:53 am
South Africa occupied the moral high ground and could influence the agenda of intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations. By CHERYL HENDRICKS.