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US foreign policy may be creating instability in Africa

Sometimes, the best foreign policy might be not to get involved at all

Rights are at risk without principled leadership in the US Supreme Court

COMMENT: My sons, I weep because Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought gender discrimination, has died and Donald Trump, under whom hardwon victories have been eroded, wants to be elected president again

Sticks and stones: Qwelane and the violence of words

Constitutional Court justice says homophobic article did not ignite fire of hate against the LGBTI community but added fuel to it

Civilians need to oversee South Africa’s defence force

ANC officials’ ‘taxi’ ride in an SANDF jet to Zimbabwe is further evidence that more transparency is needed in the military

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Call for Proposals: Final Evaluation: Socio-Economic Justice for All

The objective of the evaluation is to conduct an independent assessment of the performance and impact of the SEJA programme

Vet all school employees now to stop sexual abuse

How many times should we be outraged before real action is taken to prevent, and not just address, the scourge of sexual abuse in schools?

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Cameroon is a ship without a captain

Ahead of planned protests, Cameroon’s main opposition leader argues that change is more urgent than ever

‘He ain’t heavy, he’s a policeman and he’s paying . . .’

The story behind Ugandan photojournalist Nicholas Bamulanzeki’s iconic picture of the policeman in the floods

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Why insurance firms’ earnings are down

Covid-19 has hit the insurance industry especially hard

Q&A Sessions: A focused recovery plan will guide us — Trudi Makhaya

Trudi Makhaya, the president’s economic adviser, talks to Tshegofatso Mathe about her upbringing, favourite books, Covid-19 and solutions to get our country out of its economic stagnation, family, reading, books, literature

Clicks-bait: EFF MP’s new parole probe

Kenny Motsamai, a parolee who is also an EFF MP, could be sent back to jail if correctional services finds he violated his parole conditions

More North West mayors face recall

The ANC is wielding its axe to clear out ineffective councillors and those facing criminal charges

Zandile Gumede and her supporters face ANC backlash

Defiant backers of the former eThekwini chairperson and mayor, who has appeared in court over corruption charges linked to a tender, face disciplinary action over ‘divisive’ court protest

200 Young South Africans 2020

Resilience, gender and global climate action

There are too many burdens placed on women – such as childcare and collecting water – and as clmate change takes hold these tasks will become even harder

Covid-19 and CVD: The heart in the time of crisis

The pandemic has been a time of great humility for health workers and tactics have had to be changed if they weren’t working

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Diversity and a love of learning is key to getting ahead in business

'Young people must take care not to waste valuable time – this will help with being ahead of the pack, and make the education load easier'

Standard Bank talks effective female leadership in business

Women leaders often encourage participation and sharing power and information by enhancing people’s self-worth in business

The ‘acceptable’ theft

So many of us point fingers at the rampant corruption in the public sector, but don’t think about ourselves and the wrongs we’ve normalised through policy

White elephant schools reveal lack of progress

The schools rationalisation programme is two decades old, but is still plagued by inconsistencies

Government must give a helping hand to learners who drop out

We cannot simply accept that 75 000 young people or more have dropped out of school this year and that life continues as normal — we need to give them opportunities

Folly of school assessment in a pandemic

The method used to determine whether children should move to the next grade considers what they recall rather than their potential to learn

African Blogtable: Which team will dominate this year’s NBA Western Conference finals?

This year’s NBA Western Conference finals sees the Lakers face off against the Nuggets, a matchup that last recalled a decade ago. We asked our team of experts for their predictions

The Premier League returns: Strange times, stranger football

English football is set for (another) defiant return, bringing with it several bizarre subplots

Semenya’s long run for justice ends

World Athletics, in its pursuit of Semenya, has destroyed anything resembling fairness. The waters have been polluted, leaving future generations to wade through a set of rules that make sense to very few people.

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police

Death in small-town America

As the coronavirus continues its deadly march, funeral directors in small-town America quietly attend to burying the dead

Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo terror attacks that stunned France

14 people accused of helping jihadist gunmen storm the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket went on trial on Wednesday, five years after three days of terror sent shock waves through France

Letter to the Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni

Kagiso Trust has established the Tyala Impact Fund to provide market access, technical support and unlock funding for new era farmers

Wits scientist on global commission that cautions against using gene-edited embryos for pregnancy

Making edits to the human genome that will be passed on from generation to generation is a very big step and must be approached with great caution

Wits scientist on global commission that cautions against using gene-edited embryos for pregnancy

Making edits to the human genome that will be passed on from generation to generation is a very big step and must be approached with great caution

Banks have a bigger role to play beyond extending finance

Banks can be key communicators, educators and influencers with regard to climate change and sustainability

Changing corporate purpose is set to transform M&A decision-making in South Africa

Today’s organisations must demonstrate a sincere commitment to the wellbeing of employees, customers and surrounding communities
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