Fear and loathing in Nelson Mandela Bay metro

As mayor Mongameli Bobani clings to office, provincial authorities are looking to put the troubled Eastern Cape metro under administration

Makashule Gana and John Steenhuisen going head to head

With Bonginkosi Madikizela dropping out of the DA leadership contest last week, it’s now a two-horse race

SA’s IRP includes most technologies but not nuclear

SA’s recently released Integrated Resource Plan maps out how the country will meet its energy needs to 2030. How does it compare with global efforts to find ...

#KFCProposal laid bare South Africans’ class bias when it comes to fast food

A marriage proposal in a local KFC last week drew support from around SA. But it also threw up the spectre of class bias that haunts the country

What I learnt from Allan Gray

Despite the common perception that Gray was long-term focused, he was also the consummate market man

How the DA’s vote for interim leaders will work

The DA will choose interim leaders this weekend

FREE TO READ: How communities are defying the Ingonyama Trust’s land grab

Ahead of SA’s watershed 1994 election, 3-million hectares of KwaZulu land were transferred into the Ingonyama Trust, under the Zulu king. On November 22, the ...

Why SA is in a fiscal free-fall

SA’s public finances are in far worse shape than most realised — but the remedies required to stabilise debt appear beyond the reach of today’s politicians

What road ahead for e-tolls?

With the national government at odds with the Gauteng administration over e-tolls, the future of the system is uncertain

Luxury apartments scaling new heights

Demand for luxury apartment living in Joburg is seemingly buoyant, while the rest of the city’s housing market remains in the doldrums along with the general ...

Truth, trolls and the media on trial

In a world in which disinformation thrives, it’s more important than ever that journalists are held to the highest of standards

Zimbabwe’s money merry-go-round

Zimbabwe is struggling to control the triple whammy of currency devaluation, inflation and a shortage of cash. Now it plans to print new Zim dollar notes in an ...

What Mmusi’s exit means for black liberalism and opposition politics

Mmusi Maimane’s resignation was, on his own terms, inevitable: he failed, for whatever reason, to grow the DA. But his departure spotlights afresh the party’s ...

Why Johannesburg’s trees are dying

The polyphagous shot hole borer beetle is just 2mm, but it is having a devastating effect on Joburg’s man-made forest

Acsa deal still up in the air

A long-running battle between the state, Acsa and some of the airports management company’s minority shareholders may sound alarm bells for private investors ...

Free State’s gas bonanza

A nondescript town in the Free State is home to the richest known helium resource — though investors were sceptical of the claim at first