Stability: what South Africa really needs in 2016

Stability: what South Africa really needs in 2016

The recent release of Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2015 showed that has South Africa moved up the rankings by five places from 67th to 61st place. While this signifies a decrease in the perceived corruption within the country, the situation in the country still remains far…

South Africa: from #Feesmustfall to #AccessMustRise

South Africa: from #Feesmustfall to #AccessMustRise

  #Feesmustfall protests have returned to South Africa. On Thursday in Johannesburg, student leaders left a meeting with the Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimand, News 24 reported. However, it was not immediately clear if they walked out or were kicked out. The students before the meeting stated they had eight…

#Zumamustfall – 3 finance ministers in the past week

#Zumamustfall is the hashtag thousands of South Africans are using for the nationwide protest which is calling for the ousting of President Jacob Zuma. Zuma has faced a massive backlash for dismissing South Africa’s Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and replacing him with ANC MP Des van Rooyen. The news was…

South Africa: President’s Question Session

Today President Jacob Zuma of South Africa attended the President’s Question Session at the National Assembly for this year where a number of important issues were addressed. One of the major focuses was the drought that has greatly affected the country. Zuma, however, has not declared the situation a national disaster….

Are South African students endangering their futures?

The #FeesMustFall movement protesting the 10-15 percent fee hike for the 2016 academic year for higher education intuitions in South Africa continue to snowball. In over a week thousands of students have come together organising sit-ins and marches calling to freeze fee increases as well as protesting against the potential…

Zuma urgently sends Ramaphosa to Lesotho

Tuesday June 30, 2015, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was sent to Lesotho by President Jacob Zuma due to increased fears about the political instability in the country. June 25 the former Commander of Lesotho’s Defense Force (LDF) Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao was allegedly shot dead at his home…