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26 May 2017
                       
 
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24 May 2017
 
 
 
 
Is 80% of Africa’s population without electricity?
AFRICA CHECK
Has the vast majority of Africa’s population been left in the dark? The World Economic Forum’s head of Africa said so to a South African radio station at the latest Forum on Africa, which was...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
Can you claim constructive dismissal without proof of an intolerable employment relationship?
ANNUAL LABOUR LAW CONFERENCE
The judge described this case as a tale of white mischief in the farming community of the Eastern Cape. An employee, and a 49 percent shareholder in the business, was employed as a professional...
 
 
12 May 2017
 
AKF: Ramphosa to go on hunger strike
STATEMENT
Deputy President of South Africa and the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, will go on a hunger strike on May 15 in support of Palestinian prisoners. Ramaphosa, a former chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
Zuma's attack on capital is digging South Africa into a deeper hole
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress, is adopting a dangerous political approach used in failing states like Algeria, Zimbabwe and Venezuela. Its aim is to deflect...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
De Lille to address Cape Town drought intervention plans
DROUGHT
The mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, will join a panel discussion on Tuesday to discuss the city's interventions in the metro's drought crisis. De Lille will address the Climate Change...
 
 
13 Apr 2017
 
ANC military veterans and the threat to South Africa's democracy
THE CONVERSATION
We may look back on the days in April 2017 when tens of thousands of South Africans marched demanding that President Jacob Zuma should fall as the beginning of something bigger. There’s been a...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
UCT: UCT SLG calls for action against State corruption
STATEMENT
The Senior Leadership Group (SLG) of the University of Cape Town (UCT), although a diverse group with different opinions and politics, is united in the view that the South African political system...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems
THE CONVERSATION
The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says “white...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
UCT: UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
STATEMENT
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Attitudes and Perceptions of Black South Africans towards Jewish People in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg
RECOMMENDATION
Mthente Research and Consulting Services (Pty) was appointed by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Kaplan Centre in Jewish Studies and Research to undertake research, by way of a survey, to...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
GCIS: Over R4 billion contributed by government towards fee increase
STATEMENT
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande declared that the government’s contribution for the zero percent fee increase for the 2016 academic year as a result of...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
De Lille threatens to sue professor over Bo-Kaap spat
POLITICS
Mayor Patricia de Lille has threatened to sue architect and University of Cape Town emeritus professor Fabio Todeschini after he publicly accused her of being the source of the city council’s...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO BE BRIEFED ON WILDLIFE CRIMES LEGISLATIVE REVIEWS
What's On
The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs will tomorrow be briefed by the Department of Environmental Affairs on wildlife crimes legislative reviews, particularly rhino poaching and killing...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
DA: Nomsa Marchesi: Address by DA’s Shadow Deputy Minister of Basic Education, National Assembly, Cape Town (15/02/2017)
Topics
As a country we have reached a defining moment, where the quality of leadership is most crucial in determining the future of our young children and our youth.
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work
THE CONVERSATION
The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges...
 
 
 
                       
 
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