BORN OF STRUGGLE

What an amapiano song tells us about post-apartheid South Africa. By Palesa Nqambaza On April 27, 2024, South Africa celebrated 30 years of multi-racial democracy. As the country marks this…

REACHING FOR LIFE

Although the fighting in Sudan may not dominate the mainstream news headlines, the violence continues to escalate and deepen already desperate displacement and hunger in the country. In the following…

MANDELA FOR SALE

Are Nelson Mandela’s personal belongings sellable family heirlooms or heritage artefacts of national significance? Among the almost 100 items up for sale in the now-halted Nelson Mandela auction, the appearance…

TRANSET SENDS OUT AN SOS

The suboptimal operational performance of South Africa’s ports, marked by significantly low productivity rates, has led the authorities to seek external support. The Transnet National Ports Authority, responsible for overseeing…

ANDRE DE RUYTER IN TROUBLE

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is investigating allegations of maladministration against Andre de Ruyter, the former CEO of Eskom. The investigation focuses on two specific issues that occurred during De…

RAMOKGOPA CALLED A LIAR

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has levelled accusations against Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, asserting that he has deliberately deceived the South African public regarding load shedding for political gain. The party…

BIKO’S CHILDREN

In the bustling city of Johannesburg, black classical music comes alive through the sounds of the powerful experimental jazz group, iPhupho L’ka Biko. Emerging from the influential student movements of…

TSHWANE WATER WOES

The City of Tshwane seeks a meeting with Senzo Mchunu to address the pressing water issues it is currently facing, as well as to discuss the lack of timely updates…

A POWER CRISIS (PART 2)

The ex-CEO of Eskom, Andre De Ruyter, has portrayed himself as a heroic figure attempting to rescue South Africa’s power utility from corrupt influences. However, this narrative that is infused…

A POWER CRISIS (PART 1)

Andre De Ruyter, the former CEO of Eskom, has presented himself as a simple hero trying to save South Africa’s struggling power utility against corrupt forces. But this racially charged…