25 years on, the quest for access to clean potable water still remains a pipe-dream
Advocate Mohamed Shafie Ameermia  Mar 26 2020
Water is the lifeblood of human existence. Justice Kate O’ Regan, penning for the Constitutional Court in Mazibuko and Others v City of Johannesburg and Others 2010 (4) SA 1 (CC) emphatically stated that without water, we will all die. This is indeed a truism because, without water, nothing organic grows. The very existence of […]
Where is the African Union standby force?
Dr Mustafa Mheta  Mar 25 2020
The African Union is failing to protect the people of Mali, Burkina Faso and the Central African Republic (CAR) from the so-called “Jihadist” terrorists who are moving around and killing them at will. Recently, 30 Malian soldiers were slaughtered by terrorists in and around the area of Tankrit in the north of the country. In […]
Iran & Palestine face double whammy: Sanctions & Covid 19
Iqbal Jassat  Mar 24 2020
While the world is on tenterhooks as it confronts the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Iran is among the countries hardest hit. Although the epicenter seems to have shifted to Western Europe, Iran’s 80million plus population remain extremely vulnerable despite admirable measures enforced by its government to stem the tide. Having deployed all means including […]
What does life after lockdown look like for business?
Jason Hamilton  Mar 30 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has made its presence felt in South African retail and consumer-focused businesses, especially in tourism and hospitality, but the full impact on earnings, cash flow and employment will last far longer than a three-week lockdown. With the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place, the full effects will now ripple through all sectors […]
What opportunities does the Coronavirus pandemic offer a Reimagined South Africa?
Mamphela Ramphele & George Lindeque  Mar 30 2020
The crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic offers our country an opportunity to recapture the spirit of Ubuntu demonstrated by empathy, responsibility and solidarity. The “social distancing” required to limit the spread of the virus needs to be complemented by closer emotional bonds – Ubuntu – with our fellow citizens who are more vulnerable than we […]
Home alone 2020
Chuck Stephens  Mar 27 2020
The media tends to report on the bad news – the rising number of infections and the death toll. But they have started to cover the number of people cured as well. It is important to report on good news too. Obviously if you take the number of the dead and the number of people cured together, […]