The budget is about more than just income and expenditure. It should provide a vision for the economy, which deals with the current challenges but also offers an insight into the type of society we want to build.

South Africa’s prospects under Cyril Ramaphosa


Different people relate to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president in distinct ways, and this may relate to their political location.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC policy conference was a lot less policy and a lot more “politics”. It generated a lot of heat. But no light.

War photographers are either sleazy and glamorous, or noble and glamorous. At least this is what you will think if you believe the various literary or big screen adaptions of photojournalists over the years.

South Africa holds a unique place in the international water sector. It’s a developing country, yet renowned for progressive water laws and advanced water policies. It offers an exemplary case study.

Next time you buy food, you will also be paying for extraordinarily high tariffs on staples – notably wheat, sugar and chicken. Specifically, you're contributing to tariffs of between 25% and 30% on wheat and sugar, and – depending on the type and origin – up to 30% on chicken.

On Monday The Star published an interview with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. In this first interview since her return from the African Union she said that she is “her own woman” and is not simply a front for President Jacob Zuma.

President Jacob Zuma cost the ruling African National Congress millions of votes in the country’s local government elections in 2016. Core ANC voters stayed away, were repelled by the party – or simply gave up on it.

History is already compulsory

A recent reply by the Minister of Basic Education to a DA question has re-ignited the debate on whether or not history should be made a compulsory school subject.