Sunday Independent2 min cititePolitics
No End For Public Service Salary D Ispute
THE government and unions representing public servants will attempt to resolve their salary dispute over two parallel processes in the next month. The Public Servants Association (PSA) and the SA Policing Union (Sapu) have declared a dispute with the
Sunday Independent3 min citite
Emfuleni; ‘Environment Is Unfit For Human Habitation’
RESIDENTS of the cash-strapped Emfuleni Local Municipality continue to live with sewage spillages, unreliable electricity supply, potholes and lack of refuse collection, despite the municipality being placed under administration since 2018. The munic
Sunday Independent1 min cititeInternational Relations
The 103 Visa-free Destinations South Africans Can Travel To
While travel remains restricted in some parts of the world, many travellers are now using the time to plan their future trips. With a travel surge expected at the end of the year, travellers are wasting no time to ensure they are ready for their upco
Sunday Independent1 min citite
Kagiso Modupe And Anton Jeftha To Star In Hilarious New Comedy ’
Some of South Africa s well known actors, like Kagiso Modupe and the sexy Anton Jeftha, have come together to start the shoot of a hilarious new comedy set to premier next year. | IOL ■
Sunday Independent4 min cititeCrime & Violence
Modernity Catches Up With The Zulu Monarchy
TALK of “modernity”, generally, is frowned upon by those who view Western systems of governance as unsuitable and undesirable in African settings where traditional leadership is still revered. But the tumultuous state of affairs currently pervasive i
Sunday Independent3 min cititePsychology
Managing And Supporting Staff During Change
ONE thing the past 12 months has taught businesses is the importance of being adaptable, and if necessary, pivoting in another direction in order to continue on a growth trajectory, or in some cases, to survive. The inability to be flexible to meet c
Sunday Independent4 min citite
‘Africa Month Should Be About The Revival Of Knowledge For Self’
ATTENDING a Mbuso Khoza performance should be on the bucket list for many South Africans. He takes you on a journey of some of our well-known traditional songs and hymns, gives them context, expands on their history and then gives them a facelift. He
Sunday Independent2 min cititeSocial Science
3rd Wave: Harsh Restrictions Unlikely – Economists
AS A “third wave” of Covid-19 infections seems to be inevitable, on Friday, economists were confident that the government would not implement harsher restrictions as the economy cannot afford stricter lockdowns. This week, there was a 46 percent incr
Sunday Independent3 min cititePhysics
Science Fiction Becomes Reality
QUANTAM mechanics has many mysteries, of which the most well-known is probably the fact that the outcome of a quantum experiment can change, depending on whether we measure the property of the particles. This “observer effect” seems to undermine the
Sunday Independent3 min cititeSmall Business & Entrepreneurs
Tech Start-up Stock Exchange To Fund The Unfunded
THERE’S a young person in a South African township somewhere who has a game-changing technology concept and idea but will never gain access to funding. What makes this possible is the system of funding technology start-ups which is led by venture cap
Sunday Independent3 min citite
Reflections On Reporting During A Time Of Mourning
BEYOND one’s call of duty as a journalist to write and inform the public, one indirectly records history. That was the case for me from March 12 to 18, and April 29 to May 8. The process of indirectly archiving history started on March 12, when King
Sunday Independent4 min citite
‘I’m Not Here To Please Anyone, It Is My Life And My Journey’
KELLY Khumalo is known for shooting straight from the hip. This was never more apparent than in season one of Life with Kelly Khumalo on Showmax. And she’s back as her unapologetic self for a second instalment. Khumalo, arguably one of Mzansi’s most
Sunday Independent4 min cititeMedical
The Rise Of Vaccine Vacations
MANY destinations in the process of opening up their borders to international travellers are now sweetening the deal with vaccine vacations. These destinations kill two birds with one stone; they lure travellers to their destination and administer va
Sunday Independent2 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Editor’s Choice
Ethiopia is a country with a distinct history and culture. The country offers many attractions for travellers-including cultural, wildlife and food experiences. Visit Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, where you can explore the Holy Trinity Cathed
Sunday Independent1 min citite
Editor’s Choice
BY NOW, it would have been difficult to miss the fact that Michael Chiklis (The Shield) is returning to the small screen. Known for playing characters that aren’t afraid to throw a punch or two, Chiklis doesn’t disappoint. He embraces his role as Ben
Sunday Independent2 min citite
8 Must-watch Movies That Celebrate African Film-makers
IN celebration of Africa Day on Tuesday, May 25, a list of local and continental movies will make its way to a dedicated pop-up show on DStv channel 198. M-Net Movies Afro-Cinema will showcase and celebrate movies that reflect the countries’ cultural
Sunday Independent2 min citite
Bulls Land Second-half Knockout Punch To Tame Sharks
AT first, it was like two boxers checking each other out, but the Bulls upped the ante early in the second half to land the knockout punch to set up a 43-9 Rainbow Cup SA bonus-point victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld last night. The introduc
Sunday Independent5 min cititeCrime & Violence
‘Anc Needs Serious Prayer’
MZILIKAZI WA AFRIKA, MANYANE MANYANE and NTOMBI NKOSI THE ANC needs prayers for it to regain its former glory as the leader of society. This is according to Struggle veteran and former party treasurer Mathews Phosa – the man tasked with formulating
Sunday Independent2 min cititePsychology
Growing Up In A Pandemic
LAST year, when most of the world was under lockdown due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, 18-year-old Darius Tabane decided to take the time to pen a book that reflects on some of the challenges young people go through, and explores solutions that ca
Sunday Independent1 min cititeComputers
Quick Read
A Johannesburg tech start-up has launched Sendoff, a full-service funeral app that helps users manage and arrange funerals. The app digitises the entire experience of funerals and claims to be the world’s first full-service digital funeral arranger.
Sunday Independent3 min cititeGender Studies
Hold Celebrities Accountable For What They Say
THE South African LGBTQI+ community is facing many challenges with regards to hate crimes and murders. For several weeks the queer community has been protesting and mourning the senseless deaths of Sphamandla Khoza, Andile Ntuthela, Lonwabo Jack and
Sunday Independent1 min cititeAutomotive
Bitcoin Recoups Some Losses After Musk-triggered Tumble
TOKYO - Bitcoin popped back above $50,000 in Asian trade on Thursday, clawing back some of the 17% plunge that followed Elon Musk’s tweet that Tesla Inc would stop accepting the digital tokens as payment for its cars. | IOL ■
Sunday Independent1 min citite
Quick Read
CAPE Town company Sea Monster has been selected as one of three winners of the US Africa Tech Challenge and will receive a sub-grant of $100 000 (about R1.4 million) to develop its idea of using games and animation to combat Covid-19 and vaccine misi
Sunday Independent2 min cititeComputers
Beware: Marketers Want Your Voice For Profiling
MARKETERS are on the verge of using AI-powered technology to make decisions about who you are and what you want – based purely on the sound of your voice. When Joseph Turow was researching his forthcoming book, The Voice Catchers: How marketers liste
Sunday Independent4 min citite
Grant Recipients Risk Infection
A FEW days following the end of the R350 Covid-19 grant payment, that came into effect in May last year, provided to indigent people by the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) to mitigate the effects of the series of lock-down restrictions on economic
Sunday Independent1 min cititeCrime & Violence
De Lille First Witness In Zuma Corruption Trial
PUBLIC Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille will be the first state witness when former president Jacob Zuma’s corruption, fraud, money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion trial resumes tomorrow. | See more on IOL ■
Sunday Independent1 min citite
Crime Worries For Metrorail Commuters
AS the cold season makes landfall, Metrorail commuters grow more concerned about their safety and the cost of alternative modes of transportation. Prasa continues to have no update on the set date for the long-awaited operation of the Blue Train or u
Sunday Independent2 min cititeWorld
Nigeria’s Farmers Under Attack
FARMERS in Nigeria are under attack, with little to no protection from the government. They are frequently attacked by insurgents such as Boko Haram and slain in the most horrific ways. In October, Boko Haram fighters killed 22 farmers working in irr
Sunday Independent3 min cititeInternational Relations
Israeli Apologists Silent On Palestinian Safety, Security
FROM Haifa to Jerusalem to Gaza, the Israeli government is choosing to escalate its brutality towards all Palestinians. Choices have consequences. But when the Israeli government makes choices, it is Palestinians that suffer the deadly consequences.
Sunday Independent3 min cititeMedical
Covid Compounds Flu Season Jitters
WINTER is upon us, and with the chill comes the associated ailments, like flu. In any other cold season, a flu shot would do the trick. But Covid-19 – by all accounts – complicates the situation. According to a medical doctor, Matsontso Mathebula of
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