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By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, has passed away of Covid-19 related complications. President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement on Thursday that Mthembu died earlier that morning. “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy. He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation...
By: Arthur J. Van Nel For centuries, since the Nicaea Conference especially, the Gospel became instrumentalised by narrow, neo-liberal and imperial agendas. Those with a lust for power and it’s attendant ability to drive accumulation, even of ill-gotten gain, understood that you can do so easily and with less scrutiny if you can partner with the church in such abhorrent...
By: Dr. Chen Shih-chung Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there have more than 40 million cases and more than one million deaths around the world. The virus has had an enormous impact on global politics, employment, economics, trade and financial systems, and significantly impacted the global efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Thanks to the united...
By: Independent Media “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticised anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” - Eleanor Roosevelt I am still curious about how Sasha Planting, in her article, “Bruising cuts mean more pain ahead for Independent Media staff”, figured that this was a position that staff...
By: Mcebo Dlamini There is something heavy in the question posed by Oliver Mtukudzi on the song Todii. There is something about the immediacy and sincerity in his voice when he asks; what shall we do? Perhaps the context is different but as I was going through the different responses both textual and in praxis regarding the Clicks saga I...
By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu has called on Chairpersons of all the Water Boards across the country to commit themselves to clean governance; free of any corrupt activity. The Minister was addressing the Chairpersons of Water Boards at a meeting she convened to convey some of her priorities over the next few...
By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has revealed that he would like to have a polygamous marriage by having more than one husband. The star revealed this on his new show, “Dinner At Somizi’s”. In the latest episode, Somizi welcomes Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye into his home where, like in previous episodes, he cooks a meal for his guests while...
By: Independent Media (Dr Iqbal Survé) It has been a couple of weeks since I have written, not for lack of anything to say, but rather because there is too much - not all of it would make for polite reading, though. It seems rather obvious to state that people are poor and desperate. But they are, and in the short...
CAPE TOWN, July 29 - Tributes for 95-year-old Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni at his official funeral on Wednesday were mingled with stern admonishments from senior figures in the African National Congress (ANC) that the party needed to return to its founding values. Former president, Thabo Mbeki, said that as a deeply moral man, Mlangeni had good reason to raise concern...
PORT ELIZABETH, July 28- Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced Tuesday, a total of 459,761 confirmed Covid-19 cases  have been recorded in South Africa, but despite 190 new deaths in a 24-hour period (in total 7,257), the recovery rate is more than 62 percent (287,313).   Provincial data shows Gauteng has 164,584 (35.8 percent) of the infections with 1,680 deaths and...


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