Heed the calls, or SA will burn

Mondli Makhanya 6085 views

After the deaths of 62 people and the destruction of millions of rands worth of property, a parliamentary committee probing the 2008 attacks on foreign nationals concluded that “xenophobic attitudes do exist among some South African citizens", writes Mondli Makhanya.

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Please help me count, Comrade Mantashe...

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South Africa goes into holiday mode as soon as the second weekend of December ends. The country then wakes up again from the holidays after January 15 to pick up the pieces of the many lives that we lost on the roads due to speeding, recklessness, drunken driving and criminality, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

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A unified middle class can help SA

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To activate radical economic transformation, strong leadership and powerful new players will have to emerge and negotiate, writes Lumkile Mondi.

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Who is really in charge of our country?

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A close mate who is not really interested in politics once had an encounter with one of President Jacob Zuma’s young relatives and got a bit of insight into some of the chitchat that happens around the dinner table in Nkandla, writes Setumo Stone.

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Editorial: Gordhan’s hopeless mission

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The mood as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presented his budget was downcast. He had very little room to manoeuvre because of increasing debt, lack of economic growth and poor revenue collection.

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Stop discrediting Mokonyane because she's a woman

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Nomvula Mokonyane is one of the few women who are ferociously breaking down barriers in a “man’s world”, yet her critics insist on attacking her on the basis of her femininity, writes Yonela Diko.

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Is there life out there in the universe? Probably

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Our universe is so incomprehensively vast, that statistically, there is a high chance that there is life out there in the blackness. So why have we not made contact with any civilisations yet, asks Ahmed Areff.


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