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Mcebisi Ndletyana

Mcebisi Ndletyana

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Johannesburg
Professor Ndletyana is a Fellow at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection(Mistra) in South Africa. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a columnist for South Africa's The Sunday Independent newspaper.

Constitutional Court ruling heralds changes to South Africa's electoral system

Jun 15, 2020 12:43 pm UTC| Law Politics

Ultimately, it took Chantal Revell, a descendant of the Khoi and San royalty, to initiate a change in South Africas electoral system. This has been a contentious subject for almost 20 years. An official task team was set...

New book shows how corruption took root in democratic South Africa

Apr 08, 2020 12:56 pm UTC| Politics

In evidence before a commission of inquiry investigating corruption, South Africans have been treated to shocking revelations about brazen looting of state coffers. Ín his new book, Anatomy of the ANC in Power:...

Public approval is Ramaphosa's only defence against his enemies in the ANC

Jan 28, 2020 08:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

What are South Africans to make of the murmurs that its governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), plans to recall Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the republic at its next National General Council in June? Thats...

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Economy

EU probes Google's advertising practices

The European Commission (EC) is obtaining information from advertisers about Googles practices as part of its investigation into the search engines services. Google, which is facing two EC investigations into its...

LG eyeing best deal for mobile phone unit, open to every possibility

LG Electronics says its open to every possibility for its money-losing its (MC) mobile communications business unit due to fierce competition in the global market. According to LG, South Koreas major home appliance...

S. Korea extends anti-dumping tariff on Chinese H-shaped steel for 5 years

South Korea will extend the anti-dumping tariff on imported Chinese H-shaped steel beams by another five years due to concerns by local steelmakers Hyundai Steel Co. and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. of its adverse impact on...

S. Korea earmarks 21.2 billion won to support media content providers

South Koreas ICT ministry will provide 21.2 billion won to support the production of local broadcast content this year, focusing on over-the-top (OTT) or video streaming content, in a bid to boost next-generation media...

Microsoft invests in GM's self-driving car company

GM-owned self-driving firm Cruise pushed its total value to $30 billion with Microsofts participation in a $2 billion equity investment. It was not divulged how much Microsoft infused in the equity investment and how...

Politics

Donald Trump ends his presidency at Mar-a-Lago as he foregoes attending Joe Biden's inauguration

As of today, Donald Trump is now considered to be a former president of the United States. With Joe Biden becoming the next occupant of the White House, Trump ended his presidency at his Mar-a-Lago resort. Trump spent...

Melania Trump reportedly did not personally write her thank you notes to White House residence staff

Melania Trump has already been known to break from tradition by foregoing some customs that her predecessors took on. As the now-former first lady has left the White House, it is revealed that her thank yous to the White...

Barack Obama congratulates Joe Biden on social media with a throwback photo

Former President Barack Obama was among the former Presidents to be in attendance at Joe Bidens inauguration as the nations 46th President. Hours prior to the proceedings, Obama congratulated his former vice president on...

Ivanka Trump becomes emotional as she watches her father Donald Trump make his final speech as POTUS

As of today, Ivanka Trump leaves her post as White House adviser to make way for the Biden administration. The eldest Trump daughter was seen getting emotional as she watched her father Donald Trump make his final address...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

PS5 restock via GameStop, Walmart anticipated on Jan. 21

PlayStation fans will have another chance at getting a unit of PS5 this week as some retailers are either confirmed or rumored to drop new stocks Thursday. Meanwhile, the continuing issue of PS5 shortage is being worsened...

AirPods 3, AirPods 2: Upgrades and design tweaks to expect in 2021

The year 2020 was a quiet one for Apples own wireless earbuds line, but that is expected to change in the coming month. The tech giant is anticipated to make announcements for the much-awaited AirPods 3 and AirPods Pro 2,...

Netflix to add 'Shuffle Play' feature permanently in H1 2021

There may be moments when Netflix subscribers find it difficult to decide what TV show or movie to watch from a catalog with thousands of titles. Luckily, the streaming giant is launching an app feature exactly for that...

Apple offsets 2 million units from iPhone 12 ‘mini’ production to favor the high-end ‘Pro’

It was previously reported that, of the entire iPhone 12 series, the mini had the least sales in the first couple of months since the devices launched. Now, Apple is said to be shifting massive production orders from the...

Krafton confirms new ‘PUBG’ mobile game is launching in 2021

The PUBG universe is getting bigger in the coming years, starting in 2021. A new title for the mobile gaming platform is confirmed to launch this year and will be followed by The Callisto Project next year. PUBG Mobile...
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