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When President Jacob Zuma made the innocuous announcement in 2009 that Thuli Madonsela would be the new public protector, he was unaware that he was making his biggest political mistake, writes Thandeka Gqubule.

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Why the ConCourt could rule for a secret ballot

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A Constitutional Court ruling in favour of giving MPs power to exercise their duties freely without interference would amount to empowerment rather than intrusion, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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Revellers at risk: Exposing Cape Town’s underworld

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Since when do we make room for possible criminals (in this particular case a group with guns in a public space alongside a police station) to operate, asks Caryn Dolley.

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Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

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The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

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Happy 23rd birthday, South Africa!

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As a country we had so many dreams. Now is not the time to give up on them, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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Too Fast and Furious: a South African production

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The last few years in South Africa have produced more movie possibilities than is available in Bollywood, writes Howard Feldman.

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Would an overseas-based South African team beat the Springboks? Mark Keohane investigates...


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SA is making a 'historic mistake'

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The creation of white monopoly capital as a scapegoat for corruption is based on a “fundamental lie” and could lead South Africa down a path of no return, writes Max du Preez.

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