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Cold unemployment facts ahead of SA’s Jobs Summit

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa names job creation among his primary objectives for 2018. The country has abysmal levels of unemployment, a problem afflicting...

State and Church out of sync with the Times

As we condemn xenophobia and vigilantism, we must not lose sight of why they are on the increase or even too glibly blame the...

Proving age is but a number

Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on how the ever-growing cult of ageism robs society and its youth of memory and valuable experience. On the flipside, the...

Dear Cyril, where are our bold economic reforms?

A storm is coming and the urgent response needed is nowhere in sight, says Mphuthumi Ntabeni who looks at the International Monetary Fund's recent visit to the country, its advice, and the president's seeming lack of haste and action. Ntabeni writes an open lettter to Cyril Ramaphosa urging the promised bold reforms. 

Top tips if you’re hiring or looking to be hired

As part of a new series on unemployment, Spotlight looks at the disconnect between jobseekers and those hiring. Claire Mathieson speaks to a human resources expert, Helen van Eeden, about her personal experiences on both sides of the table, as jobseeker and recruiter. She shares her top tips for closing the gap.  

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Ethics for educators in a time of disaster

On 23 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that schools would close for a second time this year. The reasons given is that...

Natural evil and God: from Voltaire’s “Candide” to Camus’ “The Plague”

Every age has its cataclysm and every generation asks how a loving God can permit suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has so far...

Cut the government some slack

There is a growing weariness and frustration among South Africans as the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's response enter a fifth month....

Tribute to Andrew Mlangeni: champion against corruption

On 21 July 2020, the last remaining Rivonia trialist Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, who jailed with Nelson Mandela during the anti-apartheid struggle, died...