How to accelerate your business during the crisis

The SARS-CoV-19 virus has changed the world. Millions are unemployed, a global recession is fast approaching, and our parks and playgrounds once teeming with life and laughter have been abandoned and forgotten. One wonders whether the world can return to … Read the rest

Two farm attacks in two days, Brendin Horner, 21, tortured and killed

It is clear that a slow war is being fought against South Africa’s white farmers and this slow racial war is increasingly also being taken to towns and cities. The murder of a white farm manager, Brendin Horner (21), serves … Read the rest

How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters

Steven Friedman, University of Johannesburg

When South Africans express shock at corruption, few seem to know that it is perhaps the country’s oldest tradition.

Citizen anger about corruption, a constant theme in South African political debate, reacts to a … Read the rest

The South African construction industry is ahead of its time

All around the world the construction industry is dominated by males. Everywhere except… South Africa? Although this may seem strange, the numbers don’t lie, and they indicate that 48% of the companies, in this field, are owned by women in … Read the rest

The crucial business advice that you should take from South Africa’s surging industries

Africa boasts some of the fastest-growing national economies in the world, with South Africa having already established itself as the second-largest economy on the continent – just behind Nigeria and its population that’s four-times the size of ZA. Businesses are … Read the rest

Hydrogen fuel cells deployed at 1 Military Hospital in response to COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 21, 2020/ — The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) on Wednesday, 19 August 2020 unveiled seven hydrogen fuel cell systems which are being used as the primary power source for the field hospital established at … Read the rest

How art helped construct Afrikaner nationalism in apartheid South Africa

Brenda Schmahmann, University of Johannesburg; Federico Freschi, University of Otago, and Lize van Robbroeck, Stellenbosch University

In this revised extract from the introduction to Troubling Images: Visual Culture and the Politics of Afrikaner Nationalism, Read the rest

South Africa to receive R5 billion in Covid-19 funding from African Development Bank

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast. The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has approved a loan of approximately R5 billion ($288 million) to the government of South Africa, as the country battles one of the largest COVID-19 … Read the rest

Mob burns Covid-19 facility and community hall in Cape Town

  • Protesters torched the Desmond Tutu Community Hall and a new facility for Covid-19 patients in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, on Saturday.
  • The new facility opened a week ago and damage is estimated to be close to R1 million.
  • The exact reason for
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South African prisoners riot for a ‘mass release’, citing Covid-19

Whereas President Cyril Ramaphosa already released 19 000 inmates out of a total prison population of 155 000 in May this year, prisoners in Gauteng province are rioting for another mass release. They claim that they are at risk of … Read the rest