ANC opposing DA’s bid to scupper cadre deployment

ANC opposing DA’s bid to scupper cadre deployment

The ANC has filed court papers opposing the DA's legal action in the North Gauteng High Court aimed at having the governing party's cadre deployment committee ruled "inconsistent with the Constitution and invalid".By Michael AppelThe ANC has filed court papers announcing it will oppose the DA’s lega

  Michael Appel
Seeking solace from Zimbabwe’s travails in nature – Cathy Buckle

Seeking solace from Zimbabwe’s travails in nature – Cathy Buckle

You know you’ve reached failed state status when your supermarkets are devoid of people on payday. The groceries are too expensive, and you rely on your own maize, vegetable and fruit crops, purchasing only absolute essentials like bread and mealie meal. That, says Cathy Buckle in her weekly Letter

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The price SA has paid for ANC power – Andrew Kenny

The price SA has paid for ANC power – Andrew Kenny

The ANC is not only corrupt, not only cruel and greedy, not only incompetent and useless, not only power mad, but evil.Perhaps Andrew Kenny feels nervous about this article because he’s breaking with a longstanding, more woke, mainstream liberal narrative about the ANC. So embedded is the idea of a

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MAILBOX: On DOH influencers such as Dr Nicholas Crisp

MAILBOX: On DOH influencers such as Dr Nicholas Crisp

BizNews community member Simon Middleton speaks about the difference between DOH influencers like Nicholas Crisp and individuals like Dr Rapiti.Below is a letter from a community member expressing his views on the difference between dissenting voices and Department of Health influencers.By Simon Mid

  Nadya Swart
The cable has landed

The cable has landed

Once the Equiano cable becomes fully operational, it is expected to deliver up to 20 times more capacity than was previously available in Namibia.*This content is brought to you by ParatusSwakopmund: Following the announcement in February 2021 that African telco, Paratus Group, together with Telecom

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Eskom’s BEE requirements render SA powerless – IRR

Eskom’s BEE requirements render SA powerless – IRR

Sometimes the child-like, often irritatingly repeated question of why to every answer one gives is exactly the kind of interrogation the government needs to understand what is required. That is, if Eskom is to have any hope of ever returning power to the people. The answer to most of Eskom’s travail

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SA’s meat-eaters get official protection – Vegter

SA’s meat-eaters get official protection – Vegter

Satire is the art of appearing to take seriously something blatantly ridiculous. It is an art form gloriously demonstrated by Ivo Vegter writing in the Daily Friend here. He’s into a meaty subject; our pen-pushing regulators going all out to protect us from cunning vegans who offer their wares as al

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It takes a Crook to catch a crook

It takes a Crook to catch a crook

You may have noticed poles around Gauteng with grey domes attached and cameras poking out. These belong to Vumacam, a company that approaches security in a different way. It provides cameras in key points across the city and allows security companies to sign up to access the footage. In this intervi

  Ross Sinclair
Pig organ transplants? Truth is indeed stranger than fiction

Pig organ transplants? Truth is indeed stranger than fiction

The FDA is planning to allow clinical trials of pig organ transplants, which could be a significant step towards ameliorating the suffering caused by the shortage of human organ donors.It was only 55 years ago that Christiaan Barnard, a South African cardiac surgeon, performed the world’s first huma

  Nadya Swart
‘Bloody well just do something’ – DA lays criminal charges vs ANC

‘Bloody well just do something’ – DA lays criminal charges vs ANC

By Michael AppelThe DA wants the ANC investigated for systemic and calculated fraud, racketeering, corruption, looting of state coffers, and related offences spanning two decades. DA national spokesperson Cilliers Brink confirmed this in an interview with BizNews in which he expanded on the rational

  Michael Appel
The many faces of euthanasia in South Africa

The many faces of euthanasia in South Africa

The case of Sean Davison heightened the debate around euthanasia and the need to confront tension between common law and the Constitution.Euthanasia is one of the most contentious subjects across the world. South African common law dictates that active forms of euthanasia are illegal, while the with

  Nadya Swart
UPDATE: ANC refuses to cough up, heads to SCA

UPDATE: ANC refuses to cough up, heads to SCA

ANC has been ordered to pay businessman Renash Ramdas about R120m by the close of business on 30 June 2022 or face possible liquidation.By Michael AppelThe ANC has been ordered to pay KwaZulu-Natal businessman Renash Ramdas about R120m by the close of business on 30 June 2022 or face possible liquid

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Sugar coating your breakfast cereal won’t help …

Sugar coating your breakfast cereal won’t help …

Breakfast is ubiquitously known as the most important meal of the day. While this is open to debate, this article by The Noakes Foundation posits that our perception of a healthy breakfast is critically flawed. These flaws in our perception range from our belief that a high carbohydrate breakfast se

  Nadya Swart
World Bank funding may come back to haunt us

World Bank funding may come back to haunt us

It should cause South Africans concern that the government is receiving loans from the World Bank to support its economic recovery plan.It should cause South Africans great concern that the government is receiving external funding from the World Bank to support the government’s Economic Reconstructi

  Sandra Laurence
As sweet as sugar – but not in the long run: Dr Robert Lustig

As sweet as sugar – but not in the long run: Dr Robert Lustig

So often, we hear of the harmful effects of processed foods and sugar, but most of us don’t listen. BizNews spoke to Dr Robert Lustig, Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, a leading public health authority on the impact of sugar on fuelling diabetes,

  Nadya Swart
Investing in times of inflation

Investing in times of inflation

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset ManagementBy Gielie Fourie*Gielie FourieINTRODUCTION: “Inflation is the most regressive tax of all, yet it is advocated by those who proclaim to be progressive” – Elon Musk. In economics inflation is a progressive increase in the general level of pri

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Sorting out your own home power system – and what it costs

Sorting out your own home power system – and what it costs

As beleaguered South Africans battle to organise their schedules around Eskom’s 6-hourly load-shedding programme, most have realised that waiting in the candlelight for the lights to come on no longer works. They have to make alternative arrangements – but where to start? MyBroadband offers some sug

  Sandra Laurence