Voices

The sting in Tumi Morake’s tail

2017-09-22 14:18

The outrage over Tumi Morake's comments illustrate how South Africans have learned to respect the new, unwritten laws on how public spaces may be used, writes Sisonke Msimang.

Don't demonise white people's feelings about Tumi

2017-09-22 15:30

There is no orchestrated campaign. It is not bully tactics. It is simply the sentiments of many South Africans out there, writes Willie Spies.

Hybridity part of SA's rich heritage

2017-09-22 12:32

On Heritage Day, we should remind ourselves that our diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages position us well to develop an ethic of hybridity that nurtures all identities, writes Nico Koopman.

Struggle heroes do not belong to a select few

2017-09-21 15:27

Chris Hani and other iconic figures of this country sacrificed their lives for the total emancipation of South Africans, not for certain individuals, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits - Who killed Dulcie September?

2017-09-21 13:43

In this seventh instalment of the Open Secrets’ series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’, we ask whether the investigations of these links by a brave activist provide the motive for her murder. Who killed Dulcie September, and why?

 
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No ANC, blaming Rupert is the real insult to the poor

2017-09-22 08:59

It’s not only white people like Rupert who can see that South Africa is suffering from crippling theft of public resources. The majority of poor black people can feel the impact, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

You may disagree with Tumi, but she isn't wrong

2017-09-21 09:27

This is a moment to be seized, not to give in to those not wanting real change. Silence is not the answer. We must ensure that in the end South Africa wins because we dared speak out, writes Faith Daniels.

Khoza exit shows politics a risky world where only the brave survive

2017-09-21 14:34

Makhosi Khoza’s resignation is a sad day for SA and does not really help anyone in the short term as a voice of reason is lost at a critical juncture, says Daniel Silke.

Is David Mabuza having a Damascus moment?

2017-09-21 11:03

The personal ambitions of proponents of a unity process in the ANC suggest unity talks smack of nothing more than self-preservation and coming together of a new super-faction, writes Mahlatse Gallens.

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Is David Mabuza having a Damascus moment?

2017-09-21 11:03

The personal ambitions of proponents of a unity process in the ANC suggest unity talks smack of nothing more than self-preservation and coming together of a new super-faction, writes Mahlatse Gallens.

Our silence emboldens the sexists

2017-09-20 13:29

The horror of recent accounts of women who have been raped in taxis is a heinous reminder that very few spaces of safety exist for women living in South Africa, writes Eleanor du Plooy.

Impressions are everything, Madam Public Protector

2017-09-19 17:00

Why did the Public Protector initially refuse to give ABSA, one of the parties cited, a copy of the ABSA bailout report, only to relent at the threat of legal action, asks Phephelaphi Dube.

Bok changes won't spell panic

2017-09-20 12:35

Honest reflection and change is not to be confused with panic when it comes to selecting the Bok squad for the remaining Rugby Championship matches, says Mark Keohane.

Are Bulls being fair on Boks?

2017-09-20 11:31

From a national team perspective, Herman Mostert doesn't agree with the Bulls' decision not to select their returning Springboks.

Stop asking if we're ready for a woman president

2017-09-19 11:21

Instead of waiting for us to be ready, women must shatter that glass ceiling whether it makes us uncomfortable or not, writes Mondli Zondo.

Zuma's new legal strategy is a gamble

2017-09-18 08:58

If there is anything that keeps President Jacob Zuma up at night it has to be the possibility of having to go to court to answer to corruption charges, writes Ralph Mathekga.

What will the Book of Jacob say?

2017-09-17 06:06

Just a few hours after he had conceded through his lawyers that the NPA’s decision in 2009 to drop charges against him was irrational, President Jacob Zuma threatened to write a book, writes Mondli Makhanya.

ANC election: The battle for KZN is far from over

2017-09-20 08:32

The ANC NEC can't just replace one leader with another in KZN. It would be against the ANC’s constitution and would cause chaos and most likely large-scale violence, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Toxic tentacles of the Zupta net may smother KPMG

2017-09-20 09:00

KPMG’s reputational imbroglio exposes a whole new series of dots to connect in the ongoing, slow yet certain unravelling of the Zupta-led state capture, says Solly Moeng.

Beyond state capture shenanigans, policy counts

2017-09-20 12:13

SA occupies the worst position in two worlds, with both cronyism and corruption and policy paralysis adding to the toxic mess the country finds itself in, writes Daniel Silke.

Zuma, Guptas at the heart of SARS rot

2017-09-19 09:29

SARS boss Tom Moyane has rid the revenue service of its capacity to go after big tax dodgers with his crusade against what KPMG falsely termed the “rogue unit”, writes Max du Preez.

'Rogue unit' retraction: 5 questions answered

2017-09-18 15:45

If you are in the dark about the controversy surrounding SARS and the KPMG report about the so-called "rogue unit", read here.

How North Korea could shoot down the US at the UN

2017-09-18 10:14

The 72nd UN General Assembly, currently in session, presents a unique opportunity for North Korea to claim the moral high ground over their mighty adversary, the US, writes Robert Traydon.

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