Challenges The Youth Facing Democratic Participation in South Africa’s 2024 Election

As the specter of the 2024 national election looms over South Africa, an alarming trend has emerged: more than 80% of the country’s youth remain undecided about casting their votes, and a significant portion plans to eschew the democratic process altogether. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) sheds light on this disconcerting phenomenon, revealing that […]

ANC Stands Firm Against Rand Manipulation

In a resolute stance against financial misconduct, the African National Congress (ANC) has thrown its weight behind the pursuit of criminal charges and prosecution for traders and banking institutions implicated in the manipulation of the South African rand. The investigation, which traces its origins back to 2013, recently regained prominence following admissions from the UK […]

DA Critique: Examining the Sixth Parliament’s Shortcomings

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in South Africa has recently delivered a comprehensive review of the sixth Parliament, labeling it as an extension of its predecessor and asserting that it has fallen short in holding the executive accountable. As the current parliamentary term inches closer to its end before the impending elections, the DA’s scrutiny extends […]

Chief Justice Zondo’s Call for Collaborative Reform

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s recent address at the Judges Conference in Sun City, North West, marks a pivotal moment in the pursuit of a more effective legislative arm for South Africa. Encouraging a collaborative approach, Zondo has called on members of the judiciary to join forces in addressing pressing issues that hinder the optimal execution […]

Road Accident Fund Scandal: SIU Probes Alleged Fraud by Over 100 Law Firms

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is currently under intense scrutiny as the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) digs into alleged fraudulent activities involving more than 100 law firms. The investigation, headed by Leonard Lekgetho, reveals a complex web of irregular and duplicate payments amounting to approximately R340 million. This scandal not only jeopardizes the financial integrity […]

NSFAS Sees Positive Start to 2024 Application Season

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has kicked off the 2024 application season on a positive note, having provisionally approved a substantial 76,000 applications within the first six days. As thousands of prospective beneficiaries eagerly submitted their applications, the efficiency and functionality of the online application system have come under scrutiny. In contrast to […]

Relief for South Africa as Reserve Bank holds interest rates

The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to hold interest rates for the third consecutive meeting. This keeps the repo rate at 8.25%, with the prime lending rate at 11.75%. The result was in line with economist and analyst expectations, which shifted in recent weeks to align with the view […]

A Closer Look at Recent Reports and Government Response

In recent weeks, South Africa has found itself under scrutiny as various independent reports shed light on critical issues facing the nation. Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni’s comments about the private sector and the government’s achievements have sparked debates, prompting a deeper examination of the country’s current state. This article delves into the concerns […]

The Unraveling Dynamics of Intelligence Law Reform in Parliament

In a long-anticipated move, the halls of Parliament have echoed with discussions surrounding a transformative intelligence law that aims to reshape the landscape of the State Security Agency (SSA). This imminent reform is poised to bifurcate the security service into two distinct entities—one catering to foreign intelligence affairs and the other dedicated to domestic concerns. […]

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