What does fracking smell like?

Andreas Späth 5 comments | 1189 views

With fracking for shale gas likely to become a reality in many parts of South Africa, it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to ask. Does fracking have an odour, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Georgina Guedes

Oscar too good for prison?

Georgina Guedes 24 comments | 4155 views

If Oscar Pistorius shouldn’t have to go to prison because it’s a horrible place, shouldn’t the same be said of every other criminal in South Africa, says Georgina Guedes.

David Moseley

I am become dad

David Moseley 6 comments | 1999 views

As much as you try to avoid it, you always end up being a little like your parents says David Moseley.

Jean Barker

America’s got (voter ID) issues

Jean Barker 5 comments | 719 views

Democrats and Republicans are having another stupid argument about something that could easily be solved by simply getting something done, says Jean Barker.

TO Molefe

Zuma's polyamory a lightning rod for bigots

TO Molefe 24 comments | 4621 views

A recent Sunday Times article about what President Jacob Zuma's spouses cost us can be seen as a stunning failure in qualitative reasoning, girded by prejudice, says TO Molefe.

Andreas Späth

The personal is ecological

Andreas Späth 3 comments | 315 views

Should the emphasis in trying to fix the world’s ecological problems be on individuals altering their behaviour or on changing the entire ‘system’, asks Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Andreas Späth

Why Russian nukes are good for us

Andreas Späth 19 comments | 6153 views

I was surreptitiously handed a secret memo from a clandestine meeting between South African energy power brokers and a the Russian atomic energy agency, says Andreas Wilson-Späth.


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Nuclear deal: Russian agency has its say

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Ivan Dybov, Vice President of Rusatom International Network, the Russian atomic energy agency, responds to a recent column "Why Russian nukes are good for us".

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Ebola panic in the US news

Jean Barker 15 comments | 3410 views

The "Ebola threat" to the USA is a Hollywood nightmare come true, or a Hollywood box office dream come true. And it's definitely a news cycle's dream come true, says Jean Barker.

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