South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 26th, 2014
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On day one of the ANC Youth League’s conference, delegates didn’t disappoint. They were rowdy, disruptive and unwilling to listen. President Jacob Zuma told them straight: they are too dysfunctional to hold elections. Plus, there’s a more important task at hand – putting the A...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 26th, 2014
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It is hard not to be depressed about Eskom. Eskom is not just another State-Owned Enterprise in perpetual crisis; it is far more important than that. It represents almost our entire electricity system. Electricity is the foundation of our economy and frankly, the foundation of our broader society. By...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 26th, 2014
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The latest Auditor-General results are out on the audits of national and provincial governments, and public entities. There’s good news and bad: an improvement in general terms, but also a worrying increase in unauthorised and irregular expenditure. The government departments that the country m...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 26th, 2014
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On Tuesday one of the country’s richest men, Johann Rupert, gave a presentation at Remgro’s annual general meeting in Somerset West, in which he suggested South Africa was going slowly bust. It would end, he thought, quite suddenly. We would wake up and, as a country, be bust. It’s ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 26th, 2014
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The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has drawn to a close. Its final report will be submitted to the president by the end of March next year. Whatever the report says, the facts are not now in serious dispute. But we have yet to begin to reflect on the wider importance of Marikana. The strike, turned [...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 26th, 2014
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Convicted bank robber-turned-politician Gayton McKenzie has written a book. And not just any book. A self-help book. For women. In ‘The Uncomfortable Truth’, McKenzie mines his rich experience dating “thousands” of women to tell other women how to dress and behave in order to ...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 25th, 2014
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Ferguson explains more about South Africa, and South Africa more about Ferguson, than anyone would like to admit. There are lessons to be found in the ashes. By RICHARD POPLAK....
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 25th, 2014
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The multi-talented Mike Nichols, master comedic genius, film, television and stage director, has passed away. J BROOKS SPECTOR takes note of Nichols’ impact in a long career that brought memorable works like The Graduate and Angels in America to the big and television screens, and Death of a Sa...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 25th, 2014
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On Tuesday the ANC’s national task team that has been running the ANC Youth League since a certain ‘young lion’ went off the game reserve announced that the League’s planned elections had been postponed. For, depending on how you count these things, the third or fourth time. B...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Nov 25th, 2014
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The ANC Youth League conference will proceed, but without leadership elections. Leaders of the organisation’s national task team and the ANC don’t believe the ‘young lions’ can discuss the future of the League and contest positions at the same time. They’re probably righ...