The day the president finally showed weakness

Melanie Verwoerd 6 comments | 21454 views

Sitting in Parliament recently, watching President Jacob Zuma stumble through his most recent Question Time, I could not help to think that the cracks are finally showing, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Andreas Späth

Over and out – my last column

Andreas Späth 7 comments | 4474 views

This is my last column here. I had fun while it lasted, but it’s high time for new voices to get the opportunity to make themselves heard, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth.

Max du Preez

#FeesMustFall: Never waste a good crisis

Max du Preez 57 comments | 13515 views

Let’s use the crisis around the demand for free tertiary education to sort out some of our national priorities, writes Max du Preez.

Clem Sunter

A new great library of Africa

Clem Sunter 1 comments | 3744 views

Given all the bad news around, Clem Sunter describes a new library project at the University of Johannesburg that should lift the spirits of all South Africans.

Jean Barker

Stop it, America

Jean Barker 2119 views

Trump is undeniably exciting, like nuclear war is exciting, or having sex with your abusive ex is exciting. Please stop, America, says Jean Barker.

Tank Lanning

Franchise or province?

Tank Lanning 1953 views

Tank Lanning compares a provincial model that sees the Currie Cup feed Super Rugby, to a model that sees central contracting deliver equally strong franchises.

Melanie Verwoerd

Hamba Kahle, Allister

Melanie Verwoerd 6 comments | 6530 views

Allister Sparks was one of the most extraordinary men I had ever met. We differed 34 years in age and yet our friendship defied all the barriers of the decades between us, writes Melanie Verwoerd.


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    Stop it, America - 2994 views
Mpumelelo Mkhabela

#FeesMustFall: The crisis of ideas

Mpumelelo Mkhabela 3 comments | 3250 views

The fees crisis at South African universities is a symptom of a bigger crisis: intellectual laziness, says Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Guest Column

Critical reflections on elephant conservation, CITES and the benefits of legalising trade of Africa’s white gold

Guest Column 310 views

One of the most contentious debates at CITES this year will be around legalising trade on ivory - Africa’s white gold, writes Shakir Jeeva CEO of Kwantu Private Game Reserve.

Koos Kombuis

A lesson from the Beatles

Koos Kombuis 7 comments | 3706 views

No matter how I try, I just can't get away from the realities of living in South Africa at present, writes Koos Kombuis.

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