Cricket: South Africa forced to select injured Coloured player for World Cup

According to an Australian newspaper, the South African cricket team was forced to include an injured Coloured (mixed-race) player in their line-up for the Cricket World Cup in order to adhere to the government’s racial quotas for sports. This may … Read the rest

Strong dollar a threat to Eskom and South Africa

In the world of economics, one policymaker towers above all others. The head of America’s central bank, Janet Yellen, presides over a $17 trillion economy. The empire of her nearest competitor, Mario Draghi, amounts to a relatively puny $10 trillion. … Read the rest

Cecil John Rhodes’ days are numbered

After a week of student protest, UCT vice-chancellor Max Price has given up on the statue of colonial war criminal and génocidaire Cecil John Rhodes. Price says it should be moved from its “pride of place, at the focal point … Read the rest

Expropriation Bill is unconstitutional

The new Expropriation Bill of 2015 was recently released by the minister of public works, Thulas Nxesi, and is due to be enacted into law this year. The 2015 Bill is just as unconstitutional as its predecessors of 2008 and … Read the rest

UCT discovers that English is a barrier to black students

The University of Cape Town’s College of Accounting, concerned by high drop-out rates, has developed English, Xhosa, and Zulu videos to teach financial and accounting concepts to second-language black students.

Adding up numbers, it seems, is much easier in your … Read the rest

S. African school maths goes down even further

Matriculants who wrote maths, maths literacy and physical science did much worse than their peers in 2013, said monitoring body Umalusi on Wednesday.

Speaking from Pretoria today, Umalusi council chairperson John Volmink said the drop in mathematics results was due … Read the rest

Apartheid will never die because the Left needs it

On New Year’s eve, the acrimonious tone of South African public debate seems to have become even more pronounced. Just yesterday another stereotypical cultural-Marxist piece by Professor Anton van Niekerk appeared in Afrikaans on the Netwerk24 site and already conservatives … Read the rest

EFF land grab kicks off in Pretoria

The Economic Freedom Fighters’ land-grab policy kicked off in Pretoria yesterday when local party leaders led an invasion of council-owned land earmarked for low-cost housing.

The executive committee of the party’s Nellmapius ward 86 delivered local people to “Malemaville” but … Read the rest

S. African blacks strip and steal whole school building in 2 months

Wholesale vandalism has seen an entire abandoned Port Elizabeth school simply vanish into thin air – stripped of everything but its concrete floor and support beams in under two months.

Using wheelbarrows, cars, vans and even their heads to transport … Read the rest

Wholesale vandalism has seen an entire abandoned Port Elizabeth school simply vanish into thin air – stripped of everything but its concrete floor and support beams in under two months.

Using wheelbarrows, cars, vans and even their heads to transport … Read the rest