Kidnapping for ransom is reaching epidemic proportions in South Africa. Criminal gangs, many with foreign links, seem to be able to operate with impunity – creating a climate of fear among many communities.
The MPLA won Angola’s August election but by a narrower margin than previously. Could dissatisfaction with the ruling party pave the way for a genuine democratic dispensation in the future?
The arrest in the UAE of two of the Gupta brothers, accused of corruption on a massive scale, has brought the issue of ethics in public office once again to the surface in South Africa.
As a society, we need to discard narratives and socialisation that are sending young Black men to their graves, says Kelebogile Motswatswa.
A landmark court judgement in South Africa has struck a heavy blow against the polluters as well as sloppy government efforts to enforce legislation.
In South Africa the poor, who are actually the majority, are often treated like criminals. This is a long way from the promise of freedom and equality that came with the end of Apartheid, says Kelebogile Motswatswa.