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PHASED END OF LOCKDOWN – WILL OUR STAFF BE SAFE?

PHASED END OF LOCKDOWN – WILL OUR STAFF BE SAFE?

“As we collectively held our breath awaiting President Ramaphosa’s mammoth decision as to whether to release South Africa from its extended lockdown on April 30th, there are questions weighing heavily on government departments, medical institutions and the corporate world. Whilst this period has certainly had an effect on the numbers of reported cases and given […]

Moody’s hasty actions is sometimes egocentic and arrogant

Moody’s hasty actions is sometimes egocentic and arrogant

Andile Zingitwa Informed by an unprecedented economic downgrade of South Africa to junk status by Moodys a fortnight ago, one finds it somewhat inconsiderate by the herein mentioned institution in the midst of a quagmire of the new corona virus pandemic.  Indeed, it is incumbent upon the economic watchdogs to keep abreast with global trade relations but […]

A lesson for some backbiters- “Criticism without a solution is merely an inflation of the critic’s ego.”

A lesson for some backbiters- “Criticism without a solution is merely an inflation of the critic’s ego.”

The political indictment persuaded by some members of the tripartite alliance against treasury by inhibiting its quest to go the route of the International Monetary Fund is at best, unfortunate, or at worst, opportunistic and unrealistic in the midst of this pandemic.  It is aimed at pushing their narrow populist hegemony informed by fantasies as […]

Healthcare disparities and a way forward for the region’s healthcare systems

Healthcare disparities and a way forward for the region’s healthcare systems

Since their independence, the governments of many countries in the Southern African region were able increase access to health services, but the quality of healthcare provided remains a challenge, and there are disparities in the quality and extent of healthcare services accessed between the rich and poor. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) presents a plausible solution […]

Eskom Opinion

Eskom Opinion

Eskom supports economic growth     As we conclude Heritage Month (September), we should remind ourselves of just how special South Africa is as a country that is rich in cultural diversity. With our progressive constitution and so much political and socio-economic advancement in the last 24 years, we have come a long way. We […]

Marwala Opinion

Marwala Opinion

By: Prof Tshilidzi Marwala Recently I received a speech-recognition-system-based search device (“Google Assistant”) created by the company Google. This device is able to hear and execute verbal instructions using artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence learns from past data about the problems it is trying to solve. For example, one can verbally give this device a verbal instruction […]

COMMENT

COMMENT No doubt, social ills such as drugs and gun totting youths tormenting our society are on the rise and becoming the story our lives. Society at large now lives in trepidation of junkies and trigger happy youth who have made it a profession tomug, rob and kill innocent people. These super morons are equipped […]

Minister Aaron

Minister Aaron

A minister in good standing Andile  Zingitwa We are in an epoch where the political centre stage is characterised by the demagogue of lunacy wherein there is a competition for headlines for all the wrong reasons. Most government officials are from time to time caught up in the backlog of unsuccessfully trying to correct their […]

Spindoctor 1

Spindoctor 1

PUNCHLINE Government spin doctors are just cheque collectors Nie Cele In any modern day society, It is a norm that any public figure speaks to the media at large via a spokesperson. This person handles all matters relating to publicity. English dictionary describes them as Spin doctors. Their job description is to publicize favorable interpretations […]

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