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Sane Dhlamini

Sane Dhlamini

Sane Dhlamini is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher for Polity.org.za

By Sane Dhlamini

Basic income grant can reduce poverty, boost economic growth – Study

12th December 2023

A new report titled 'Macroeconomic and Developmental Impacts of Selected Basic Income Grant (BIG) Pathways for South Africa' by Applied Development Research Solution (ADRS) and the Institute for... 


ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba

Mashaba says ANC is a ‘curse’, cannot coexist with a prosperous S Africa

11th December 2023

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has told Polity that a prosperous South Africa and the African National Congress (ANC) cannot coexist, labelling the ruling party as a "curse" and blaming it for... 


Image of NRF CEO Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo at the u'GOOD launch

NRF launches youth-centred research programme in partnership with Swiss Fondation Botnar

8th December 2023

South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) CEO Professor Fulufhelo Nelwamondo on Friday stressed the vulnerability of African youth in terms of their well-being, as he announced the launch... 


Health nurse

Mixed reactions to passing of NHI Bill

7th December 2023

Business groups Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and Business for South Africa (B4SA) are planning to submit a formal petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa to send the controversial National... 


Image of President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa concerned developed countries not meeting climate funding obligations

4th December 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern that the developed economies are still not meeting their obligations to support developing countries with the finance, technology and capacity... 


Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union President Dr Zizamele Cebekhulu

Police union demands transformation within Justice Department

10th November 2023

Police union demands transformation within Justice Department  Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union President Dr Zizamele Cebekhulu has said transformation in the Department of Justice and... 


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Low voter turnout not good for democracy – Ipsos

2nd November 2023

Ipsos sub-Saharan Africa Knowledge Director Mari Harris warned on Thursday that a low voter turnout in the upcoming elections will not be good for democracy, as she encouraged as many people as... 


ActionSA's Michael Beaumont, IFP's Velenkosini Hlabisa, DA's John Steenhuisen and ATM's Vuyolwethu Zungula at the IEC Launch

Political parties ready for ‘crucial’ 2024 elections ahead of voter registration weekend

25th October 2023

Political parties attending launch of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC's) 2024 national and provincial elections campaign have expressed their readiness for what is... 


IEC election campaign

IEC says possibility of 2024 elections between May and August

24th October 2023

Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo on Tuesday declared that the IEC is ready for the 2024 national and provincial elections and reminded... 


Johannesburg Water Brixton Tower

City of Joburg outlines ambitious plans to mitigate water shortages

10th October 2023

Joburg Water Networks Senior Manager Logan Munsamy on Tuesday laid out a range of plans that the municipality would undertake as it deals with critical water supply challenges across various... 


Umgeni Mayor Chris Pappas

DA KZN Premier candidate, Pappas, outlines his plans to fix the province

4th October 2023

Umngeni Mayor and the Democratic Alliance’s KwaZulu-Natal Premier candidate Chris Pappas has told Polity that the devolution of powers is the solution to fighting crime in the province, which has... 


Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu

DA insists the buck stops with Lindiwe Zulu on Sassa grant delays

27th September 2023

Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Social Development Bridget Masango told Polity on Wednesday that the buck stops with Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu following a recent delay in... 


South African Local Government Association president Councillor Bheke Stofile

Nonpayment a major issue in municipalities – Salga president

18th September 2023

South African Local Government Association (Salga) president Bheke Stofile stressed on Monday that there needs to be a “radical shift” in municipalities, as nonpayment increasingly hinders service... 


Image of ActionSA Gauteng Chair Funzi Ngobeni

ActionSA will work tirelessly to clinch Gauteng in 2024 – Gauteng chair

13th September 2023

ActionSA Gauteng chairperson Funzi Ngobeni has told delegates at the party’s inaugural policy conference that the green party is ready to work tirelessly to ensure total victory in next year’s... 


ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba

Mashaba declares at maiden policy conference 'ActionSA can fix South Africa'

12th September 2023

ActionSA founder and leader Herman Mashaba asserted on Tuesday that his party can fix South Africa, as ActionSA hosts its maiden policy conference in Johannesburg this week. While addressing the... 


ActionSA Eastern Cape chair Athol Trollip

We represent what SA is – ActionSA’s Athol Trollip

12th September 2023

ActionSA Eastern Cape chair Athol Trollip declared to Polity on Tuesday that his party does not need to fret over transformation in its ranks as it represents what South Africa is. The former... 


Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Thembi Nkadimeng

Ridding SA of apartheid spatial planning still a challenge – Cogta Minister

5th September 2023

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Thembi Nkadimeng told delegates at the South African Local Government Association’s National Members Assembly, in Johannesburg, on Tuesday,... 


South African Local Government Association president Bheke Stofile

Salga president calls for overhaul of systems in local government

5th September 2023

South African Local Government Association president Bheke Stofile has called for a fundamental overhaul of the systems in local government which he says requires a radical shift in how local... 


ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba

No political will from govt to tackle ‘hijacked’, unsafe buildings – Mashaba

1st September 2023

ActionSA founder and leader Herman Mashaba told Polity on Friday that the South African government has no political will to deal with the increasingly dangerous issue of hijacked and unsafe... 


Marikana massacre

Govt has paid over R330m of taxpayer money in Marikana litigation

17th August 2023

Solicitor General Fhedzisani Pandelani revealed on Thursday that the State has used over R330-million in taxpayer money to deal with claims relating to the Marikana massacre lodged against... 


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Cape Town Mayor says taxi strike has been damaging to tourism

11th August 2023

The City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis told Polity on Friday that the recent taxi strike, which has claimed the lives of five people, including a British doctor, has been damaging to the... 


Western Cape Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC Reagen Allen

We want to see no murders in WC – MEC Allen

21st July 2023

Western Cape Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC Reagen Allen said on Friday that his province is determined to fight crime despite recent quarterly crime statistics which revealed that 39... 


South African flag

Race still a factor in SA – Macro-Social Report

20th July 2023

Independent think-tank Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) Director of Operations Dr Yacoob Abba Omar said on Thursday that race is still a factor in the country while unveiling... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Sign Language is now the country’s 12th official language

19th July 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the signing of the South African Sign Language Bill as the twelfth official language is a real milestone in the country’s democracy. In May, the National Assembly... 


Loafs of bread

S African food value chain is not transparent – advocacy group

3rd July 2023

Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group (PMBEJD) Programmes coordinator Mervyn Abrahams  on Monday expressed concern that the food value chain in South Africa is not transparent, as more... 


SACP provincial secretary Themba Mthembu, ANC provincial secretary Bheki Mtolo and Cosatu provincial secretary Edwin Mkhize addressing the media in Durban

KZN ANC, alliance partners to host energy summit

27th June 2023

The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal, along with its alliance partners, the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, have agreed on the need for an... 


Portfolio Committee on Basic Education chairperson Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba

Parly education chair says no need for Motshekga to step down following dismal PIRLS results

31st May 2023

Portfolio Committee on Basic Education chairperson Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba has told Polity that the matter of reading in schools cannot be politicised, even as calls for the removal of Basic... 


Image of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga

DA accuses Motshekga of presiding over a regression in education

17th May 2023

Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister for Basic Education Baxolile Nodada has said that Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has regressed the education system over 14 years, following the... 


Image of BUSA CEO Cas Coovadia

Busa affirms support for an NHI backed by public/private collaboration

4th May 2023

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) CEO Cas Coovadia on Thursday stressed the organisation’s support for the establishment of National Health Insurance, but only if there is collaboration between... 


IEC deputy manager for civic and voter education Mfundo Shabane

IEC ready to host ‘corrupt free’ election in 2024

18th April 2023

South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission has assured South Africans of a corrupt free election as the country gears up to vote in the 2024 national and provincial election. IEC Deputy... 


Image of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana

Treasury assures transparency, accountability not compromised with Eskom’s financial exemption

4th April 2023

Following backlash after the issue on Friday of a special Government Gazette by Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana, which revealed that Eskom would be exempt from declaring its irregular,... 


Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Police Andrew Whitfield

Saps Rural Safety Strategy a ‘tick box’ exercise – DA’s Andrew Whitfield

29th March 2023

Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Police Andrew Whitfield on Wednesday criticised the South African Police Service Rural Safety Strategy under police Minister Bheki Cele’s watch as a mere... 


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DA says Ramokgopa’s ‘reckless remarks’ will reverse energy gains

24th March 2023

The Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Kevin Mileham said on Friday that Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa's remarks, which suggest there is no urgency to... 


Democratic Alliance Shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom

DA welcomes Health Ombud report into 'filthy, unsafe' Rahima Moosa Hospital

16th March 2023

The Democratic Alliance’s shadow MEC for Health Jack Bloom has welcomed the Health Ombuds report, which revealed that the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital is unsafe. The Health Ombud was... 


Image of President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa says Electricity Ministry is temporary following outcry around bloated Cabinet

13th March 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that the size of his cabinet should be guided by the needs of the country, as he defended adding an Electricity Ministry to what most politicians see as a... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

W Cape appoints former Eskom exec to tackle energy issues in the province

10th March 2023

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said following his last meeting with Andre de Ruyter, where the former Eskom CEO painted a bleak picture of South Africa’s energy situation, the province has roped... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

W Cape appoints former Eskom exec to tackle energy issues in the province

10th March 2023

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said following his last meeting with Andre de Ruyter, where the former Eskom CEO painted a bleak picture of South Africa’s energy situation, the province has roped... 


Image of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

Gordhan dismisses allegations of micromanaging Eskom staff

7th March 2023

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has dismissed what he called “unfounded allegations” by Good Party secretary general Brett Herron that he goes around the Eskom CEO and board to liaise... 


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Mixed reactions to Godongwana’s Budget speech

23rd February 2023

Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Finance Dion George has criticised Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget speech as a “missed opportunity” for failing to announce sound structural... 


Image of Salga president Bheke Stofile

Salga hopes to play role in alleviating energy crisis

14th February 2023

The South African Local Government Association has welcomed the declaration of a State of Disaster over the country’s energy crisis, and it hopes to play a central role in the process. In an... 


US, SA partner to combat wildlife trafficking

25th January 2023

Following talks between South African officials and US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen relating to combatting illicit finance linked to the illegal wildlife trade, a task force has been... 


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