Eskom versus Soweto: The battle for power

Residents say they cannot afford to pay their electricity bills, the utility says they must. Patrick Laurence reports. Soweto, crucible of the resistance to white rule forged in the 1970s and 1980s, is the site…


Electricity

A week after taking the helm at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., Brian Molefe was grilled by lawmakers over why the South African power utility, once ranked the world’s best-run, couldn’t keep the lights on. Molefe,…


Hard line taken on ‘white’ sport

Picture: Keep black and white out of the green and gold – Solidarity Failure to field 60% black players will lead to the Proteas, the Springboks and Bafana Bafana being banned from representing South Africa…




BBBEE and Sport

I had to laugh when I saw that former Springbok coach Pieter de Villiers attended the burning of the Bok jersey in an anti-white protest that there were too many whites in the Springbok team….



Education

IT is no secret that public sector basic education in South Africa is in poor shape. In its latest Global Competitiveness Report, the World Economic Forum rates South African primary schools 132nd out of 144…


Who is the Afrikaner?

by Cuan Elgin (author of “BULALA”) The history of the Afrikaner in South Africa stretches back over 360 years; yet they are now, due to the political developments of the past few decades, mistakenly regarded…