Government Opinion Pieces

27 Aug 2019

By Phumla Williams

The 39th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) that ended in Tanzania on 18 August, shaped up to be one of...

1 Aug 2019

By Phumla Williams

The empowerment of women is about dealing with the legacy of apartheid and the transformation of society, particularly of power relations between women, men, institutions...

31 Jul 2019

By Phumla Williams

There are few things more devastating than being denied quality healthcare because of one’s socio-economic status. This sadly is a reality, which is faced by the majority...

26 Jul 2019

By Phumla Williams 

THE topic of corruption and its prevalence in society always elicits passionate responses.

Corruption is a global phenomenon, yet it often hits home at individual...

24 Jul 2019

By Phumla Williams

Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated annually to honour and commemorate the life of former President Nelson Mandela. Each year on July 18, people around the...

19 Jul 2019

By Phumla Williams

The dream and vision of the founding fathers of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union (AU) was for a united and prosperous...

16 Jul 2019

By Busani Ngcaweni 


Over the next few years SA will work towards doubling international tourist arrivals to about 21-million by 2030

The National Development Plan recognises...

3 Jul 2019

By Phumla williams

When President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament, he not only outlined his vision for the country for the next five to ten years...

27 May 2019

By Phumla Williams

We continue to see the role of media and communication as central to what we all are striving for in the continent.

We owe it to ourselves to make the continent a...

16 May 2019

By Lennox Klaas

During the darkest days of apartheid, Radio Freedom, the voice of the oldest liberation movement, the African National Congress, was the revolutionary tool that inspired...

11 Apr 2019

By Advocate Praise Kambula

Given our history of inequality under apartheid, the importance of having access to justice and protection of human rights cannot be overemphasised.


5 Apr 2019

By Phumla Williams

“My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them and that they must continue the fight.”

These are the...

4 Apr 2019

By Phumla Williams

We should report all allegations of gender-based violence and sexual harassment so they can be investigated by the relevant authorities. Turning a blind eye is not good...

3 Apr 2019

By Phumla Williams

Since the dawn of democracy, our government has consistently promoted tolerance and encouraged South Africans to live side by side with people from other countries.

2 Apr 2019

By Nomvula Mokonyane

Throughout history there have been those who have acted and those who sat back and waited for others to act. With the devastating impact of climate change and...

22 Jan 2019

By Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

The theme for this year’s edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF), taking place in Davos between the January 22-25, is “Globalisation 4.0:...

21 Dec 2018

By Phumla Williams

In April the situation in the North West was deeply troubling. Various protests had erupted over governance and service delivery issues, while various hospitals and...

18 Dec 2018

By Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

There have been many positive strides to foster reconciliation and national unity since the dawn of our democracy. However, the remnants of...

14 Nov 2018

By Minister Jeff Radebe

When viewed in isolation, the results on unemployment in the country released by Statistics South Africa - of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the third quarter...

17 Oct 2018

By Pinky Kekana

Reporting on gender-based violence is often heart wrenching for reporters who are confronted with the harsh reality of a horrific crime. There is also the very delicate...