Rupert: The rich will want to conceal their wealth

Johann Rupert, the South African who has made billions peddling Cartier jewelry and Chloe fashion, said tension between the rich and poor is set to escalate as robots and artificial intelligence fuel mass unemployment.

“We cannot have 0.1 percent of … Read the rest

Record 4,200 migrants rescued at sea by Italian coastguard

Up to 4,200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea were rescued by European ships on Friday, but 17 people died during the journey on unseaworthy boats. The number rescued in 24 hours appears to be one of the highest in … Read the rest

Malema mulling an armed struggle

The Economic Freedom Fighters may take up arms if their “peaceful revolution” is met with violence from the state, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

“We can’t rule out the possibility of an armed struggle if the state is … Read the rest

Shocking energy price hikes for SA

As from today, Johannesburg residents will pay 7% more for electricity.

Ten other municipalities, including Cape Town, asked National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for increases ranging between 7.63% and 12.11%.

Cape Town’s proposed 7.63% electricity increase would compensate for … Read the rest

As from today, Johannesburg residents will pay 7% more for electricity.

Ten other municipalities, including Cape Town, asked National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for increases ranging between 7.63% and 12.11%.

Cape Town’s proposed 7.63% electricity increase would compensate for … Read the rest

SAIRR: Rising expectations lead to more violent uprisings

opstandRising expectations and youth unemployment have been identified as some of the sources of violent protests which have increased dramatically in the country in recent months.

The South African Institute of Race Relations, SAIRR’s programme manager and researcher, Georgina Alexander, … Read the rest

NW Premier defends buying R1.3m car

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The German contribution to the struggle

North West Premier Thandi Modise’s office says the purchase of a R1.3 million vehicle was above board and ordered before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced austerity measures.

Modise recently purchased a BMW 750i despite … Read the rest

Africa will cease to be a rural continent

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Anywhere in Africa…

According to the UN Population Division, sub-Saharan Africa’s annual urban growth rate is 3.6%, almost double the world average. About 40% of Africa’s more than 1 billion people live in cities and towns, many having migrated from … Read the rest

Zim to intensify ‘wealth transfer’

zimpovertyFresh from its landslide election victory President Robert Mugabe‘s party said on Tuesday it would intensify the transfer of economic wealth to black Zimbabweans and overhaul the country’s “British” education system.

“We are saying we have to deepen and

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