In today’s episode of Voices360 weekly podcast, we take you through the week’s biggest stories on the news agenda, including the resignation of five DA councillors and finance minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden speech. Will the proposed solutions in the MTBPS save the country from a total economic crash?
High blood pressure, a silent killer
Dr Ellapen Rapiti  Apr 23 2019
High blood pressure has always been described as a silent killer by the medical profession because the disease can exist without a single symptom for a very long time. Sadly, the only time people are made aware of their hypertension is when they get a stroke or heart attack, by which time, it is too […]
Slavery and suppression of basic freedoms persists in Mauritania
William Gumede  Apr 23 2019
Slavery, ethnic discrimination and suppression of basic freedoms persists in Mauritania. According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index more than two out of every 100 people still live as slaves. Slavery was formally abolished in 1981. It was criminalised in 2007. However, in reality it remains firmly in place. Discrimination, repression and treatment of communities […]
Active citizenship is about having the will
Sithembile Ntombela  Apr 23 2019
South Africans are well-known the world over for their tenacity to achieve the unimaginable in the face of adversity or where any person would easily give up, given the hurdles normally associated with hardship. One of the greatest characteristics we see daily here at home is how so many people are always willing to go […]
The myth of a free country
Dr Ellapen Rapiti  Apr 18 2019
Way back from the early fifties, right into the late eighties, the fight for freedom was supported by the lofty ideals for a free and democratic country that was non racist and non sexist, where everyone, regardless of race or colour will enjoy equal opportunities and rights. During the dawn of our transition into democracy […]
Where all the women in the various political parties?
Brenda Madumise-Pajibo  Apr 18 2019
As the political campaigns gain traction, one cannot help but encounter posters on lampposts across the country. Almost every street, every major thoroughfare, and I dare say even roads leading to nowhere, the imposing images of presidential wannabes confront our sights, our views and indeed our anxieties. Yet in all this public display seeking our […]
Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern to poor consumers
Tebogo Mashabela  Apr 18 2019
Another fuel price hike in March 2019 led to inflation hitting the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3% – 6% target range. The annual headline consumer inflation accelerated to 4.5% in March 2019, from 4.1% in February 2019. After a remission at the end of 2019 and in January, fuel prices rose again in February […]
Tropical Cyclone Idai wrecked destruction and havoc on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe with winds of up to 200 km/h. The miles and miles of water rendered...
As the political campaigns gain traction, one cannot help but encounter posters on lampposts across the country. Almost every street, every major thoroughfare, and...
The recent steep petrol price increases yet will hit the cities’ poorest the most – those who stay in townships and informal settlements. The...