Society & Culture

ROAD TO ELECTIVE CONFERENCE: Aaron Motsoaledi admits strong police presence unsettled ANC Eastern Cape conference delegates

ROAD TO ELECTIVE CONFERENCE: Aaron Motsoaledi admits strong police presence unsettled ANC Eastern Cape conference delegates

Former ANC Eastern Cape treasurer Babalo Madikizela’s lobby group is said to have been behind the decision by senior party members to chuck out police during the closed sessions of the provincial conference held at the East London International Convention Centre over the weekend. This is according to ANC National …

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OPINIONISTA: The current political system and parties have failed us — we must change from the bottom up

OPINIONISTA: The current political system and parties have failed us — we must change from the bottom up

South Africans like myself are becoming more and more disillusioned by political parties and the current political systems that govern them. Time and time again, ordinary South Africans have tried to send strong messages bemoaning crime and diminished safety, poor service delivery, rampant corruption that has bled the public coffers …

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Vodacom entrusted by government to continue driving digital transformation in education

Vodacom entrusted by government to continue driving digital transformation in education

Vodacom’s well-established partnership with government was extended in 2021, when National Treasury awarded the company with a renewed mobile communication services contract. Through the first partnership agreement, Vodacom successfully upgraded the Gauteng Education Department’s legacy school admissions system that was formerly plagued with technical issues, resulting in slow admission processing. …

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How culture informs people’s emotional reaction to music – podcast

How culture informs people’s emotional reaction to music – podcast

The Conversation Weekly podcast is taking a short break this week. In the meantime, we’re bringing you an extended version of one our favourite recent interviews. In this episode, we speak to a musicologist who’s been finding out how much a person’s cultural background influences their emotional reaction to music …

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