Monthly Archives: March 2015

Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner Condemns Attacks On Foreigners [press release]

Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni condemned the attack directed towards the national foreigners around Isipingo area. We want to once again discourage people from taking the law into …

Vavi Dismissal – a Catalytic Moment in a Shifting Political Landscape [analysis]

On Monday night Cosatu’s Central Executive Committee voted to dismiss Zwelinzima Vavi. It had been a long time coming, and probably wasn’t much of a surprise to anyone. This is …

SA, Algeria to Step Up Relations

Relations between South Africa and Algeria will experience a new impetus with the visit of President Jacob Zuma which starts this morning.

At the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President …

Hawks Operation Nets Nine Suspects for Drug Peddling [press release]

A joint operation between the members of the Hawks, Upington’s Crime Intelligence Unit, the Tactical Response Team, the K9 Unit, Visible Policing and Forensics led to the arrest of nine …

Energy Futures Contested [analysis]

Editor’s Note

The energy crisis in South Africa, with regular “load-shedding” due to shortages of power from the monopoly utility Eskom, is now at the top of the political agenda, …

Agro-Processing to Drive Economic Transformation

The reviving of agriculture and the agro-processing value chain is key for radical economic transformation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

“Much more value is created in agro processing …

Analysis – Eskom Disarray and the Wider Crisis of Irregularity – How Do We Recover the Promise of 1994? [analysis]

The level of disarray in state and state-owned institutions stares us in the face every day. At one level it is hard to untangle what is true and what is …