Sunday Independent4 min lettiInternational Relations
SADC Must Heed The Lessons From Past Experiences
AT TIMES, in our reading of the often complex conflict situations in Africa, there is a tendency to be “episodic” in our analysis, and this has found its way into the current narrative regarding the situation in Mozambique. In this case, “one episode
Sunday Independent4 min letti
Death-knell For Taxis, Buses This Easter
WITH each day that passes during the Covid-19 travel restrictions, the wheels are slowly coming off the long-distance transport industry. The pandemic is wreaking havoc and the industry has had to wrestle with previously unseen hardships – from fleet
Sunday Independent3 min lettiPolitics
Mapisa-Nqakula In A R5m Gifts And Cash Scandal
DEFENCE and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula allegedly received wads of cash and gifts totalling about R5 million from an SANDF contractor between 2017 and 2019. These damning allegations are contained in a letter that United Democr
Sunday Independent4 min lettiCrime & Violence
ANC Battle Like A Game Of Chess
A FEW weeks from now it will be April27 – Freedom Day, the day of the new South Africa. But this year, it could be a day of political reckoning. The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) concluded this week that 30 days will be used to fine-tune t
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‘Government Must Show Science Behind Booze Sale Ban’
THE South African alcohol industry associations have complained about the government's ban on off-site consumption trade of alcohol over the Easter weekend, saying it would cause more irreparable damage to the sector. Sibani Mngadi, chairperson of th
Sunday Independent3 min lettiInternational Relations
Safeguarding The Memory Of Atrocities
MARCH 24 marked the 45th anniversary of the military coup d’état that began a civil-military dictatorship of extreme characteristics that implemented state terrorism based on the enforced disappearance of people and other crimes that today we charact
Sunday Independent3 min letti
Proteas In Pink Aim To Turn On Power Play
SADLY, the ‘Pink ODI,’ will lack colour, noise and fancy dress this year. This year is the 10th anniversary of the ‘Pink ODI,’ a concept borrowed from Glenn McGrath’s foundation in Australia and adapted for South Africa. It rapidly became a marquee e
Sunday Independent1 min lettiPolitics
Quick Read
THE Nigerian Navy and those of the US, UK, Italy and France have begun the largest annual multinational maritime exercise in West Africa, media reported. The exercise, dubbed Exercise Obaganme Express 2021, is to improve tactical interdiction experti
Sunday Independent3 min letti
Reflection On Ads That Saw Us Through Apartheid
WHETHER we’re conscious of it or not, adverts have a way of creating memories in our lives. Now the book, It’s Not Inside, It’s On Top: Memorable Moments in South African Advertising written by Khanya Mtshali takes us back to some of the best and wor
Sunday Independent7 min letti
Rebuilding a City’s Economy
A solid post COVID-19 Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan forms the backbone of Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina’s 2021 State of the City Address, anchored on the City’s 10-point plan. The virtual sitting was live streamed from Germiston C
Sunday Independent2 min lettiCrime & Violence
Anger Over Monkey Business
EZEMVELO, the conservation custodians in KwaZulu-Natal, euthanised 59 monkeys it removed from Tracy Rowles’ Umsizi Umkomaas Vervet Rescue on Monday. Rowles, also known as the “Monkey Lady”, claimed Ezemvelo entered her premises without her permission
Sunday Independent2 min letti
6 Budget-friendly Camping Spots Around The Country
CAMPING is an ideal, budget-friendly option for families. There’s minimal technology, you are one with nature, there’s fresh air and you have time to connect with everyone. Wilge River Resort in Gauteng offers 50 camping sites with lush views of the
Sunday Independent1 min letti
Insta-worthy Spot For ‘Yummiest Of Mummies And Daddies’
AWAY Resorts is upping the ante when it comes to providing Insta-worthy accommodation. The UK company has launched new caravan accommodation that looks like trendy boutique hotel suites. The Esme Accommodation is described as a compact boutique accom
Sunday Independent3 min lettiMedical
New TB Vaccine On The Cards
BACILLUS Calmette–Guérin (BCG), a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, has for more than a 100 years been the sole TB vaccine that has been administered to newborn babies. Developed by French bacteriologists Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin, the vaccine was
Sunday Independent3 min letti
When Finding Love Isn’t An Exact Science
REALITY TV offers escapism and panders to the aspirations – and sometimes delusions – of malleable viewers. Of late, the genre has been having a great run with shows like Love Island SA, The Bachelorette SA, Date My Family, The Real Housewives of Dur
Sunday Independent4 min lettiPolitics
ANC Implosion Makes Unity Elusive
THE decision that “members who have been charged with corruption or other serious crimes must step aside within 30 days, failing which, they should be suspended” is the most definitive move to have been taken by NEC of the ANC. The line is drawn. No
Sunday Independent1 min letti
Sandf Deployed To Mozambique
President Cyril Ramaphosa said yesterday troops were sent to the Cabo Delgado region, Mozambique, on a mission to rescue the South Africa’s citizens amid violent attacks launched by the Islamic State. ■
Sunday Independent2 min letti
Editor’s Choice
BlackBrick is one of Johannesburg’s newest hotels. Although trendy, rooms are spacious and extra comfy. Each unit has a fridge and fully equipped kitchen, ideal for families who do not want to eat out. The hotel features Soul Souvlaki and Sesame Cafe
Sunday Independent1 min letti
Winning Ways With A Pen
Winning the inaugural Bic Art Master in 2017 gave Samukelo Gasa a new confidence in his artistic skills. Gasa, 33, a Durban-based civil engineer by day. This year’s theme is “Enchant Everyday Life” and artists can submit a maximum of three original a
Sunday Independent4 min lettiTechnology & Engineering
South Africa Is Ready For The 5G Revolution
SOUTH Africa is ready to harness the benefits of 5G technology, but there’s much work to be done to urgently resolve outstanding regulatory and other matters. Aimed at unpacking the myths, dispelling misinformation and showing how the technology can
Sunday Independent1 min letti
Quick Read
EGYPT may seek about $1 billion (about R15bn) in compensation after the giant Ever Given container vessel blocked the Suez Canal, news channel BNN Bloomberg reported. The figure is an estimate of losses linked to the transit fees and damages incurred
Sunday Independent3 min lettiPsychology
Stars
Tensions flare as power struggles promote either fight or flight. Your fiery Aries anger can be explosive, but suppressing emotions isn’t healthy either. If you have a problem, aim for a positive outcome rather than just venting. Either clear the air
Sunday Independent5 min letti
Another Race Row Brewing At UCT
ANOTHER race-charged row is brewing at UCT over the axing of a black woman in charge of transformation only to be replaced by a 72-year-old retired “white saviour” on a R2-million salary package at a time when academics, staff and unions have been or
Sunday Independent1 min lettiMedical
Anti-vaxxers Gaining Momentum
Author of the The Anti-Vax files, Jonathan Griffin said recent surveys show there’s rising vaccine scepticism in South Africa. But even before the pandemic started, the Rainbow Nation was battling a tide of anti-vax misinformation online. ■
Sunday Independent4 min lettiCrime & Violence
Use Of Rubber Bullets In Crowd Management Slated
A PANEL of experts reporting into policing and crowd management in South Africa has recommended that public order policing (POP) should fall under one command centre to help avoid the use of rubber bullets, teargas and stun grenades to deal with prot
Sunday Independent1 min lettiMedical
The 5 Types Of Pandemic Travellers
These travellers sanitise everything, from a railing at a tourist attraction and their tray table, to their seats on the plane. Every time you see them, they are spraying sanitiser or disinfecting something. These travellers are usually the type to s
Sunday Independent2 min letti
Citizens Slip Against Baroka,’Burg On The Rise
BAROKA FC frustrated Cape Town City by holding them to a 0-0 stalemate at the Cape Town Stadium yesterday afternoon. Though City will feel that they should have beaten the unpredictable Bakgaga, they were lucky after Evidence Makgopa missed what has
Sunday Independent4 min letti
Weekend TV Guide
Cricket: ODI Series: South Africa v Pakistan, Second ODI, 9.30am, CRI Cycling: Tour de Flanders: Men’s Elite Race, 9.55am, VR1; Women’s Elite Race, 4.15pm, VR1 Golf: Asian Tour: Hong Kong Open, Day 4, 6am, GOL; PGA Tour: Valero Texas Open, Day 4, 7
Sunday Independent3 min lettiMedical
Avoiding Quarantine By Visiting Another Country? Know The Risks
TRAVELLERS who want to avoid harsh quarantine requirements imposed by some countries are now planning stopovers in destinations with low Covid-19 restrictions. While this allows them to see more than one destination, travel experts warn that travelle
Sunday Independent3 min lettiPolitics
The City Of Ekurhuleni Gets Clean Audit
On 31 March 2021, the Auditor General of South Africa (AG) tabled the audit outcomes of the City of Ekurhuleni’s 2019/2020 financial statements in an extraordinary council meeting in Germiston. The City of Ekurhuleni is proud to announce that it rece
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