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Why is crime and violence so high in South Africa?

2014-09-18 08:09

We should look back at our recent history if we want to understand the extent of violence and crime in South Africa, writes Chandre Gould.

ANC’s hysterical reaction symptomatic of crisis

2014-08-25 12:10 26 comments | 7004 views

The ANC’s hysterical reaction after my column on President Jacob Zuma's bad leadership is symptomatic of an organisation in crisis, says Adriaan Basson.

How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma?

2014-08-18 09:26 106 comments | 27131 views

We need a leader with clean hands who can lead with integrity. Zuma is not such a leader, writes Adriaan Basson.

The white right, women's murders and a massacre of statistics

2014-08-14 11:10 47 comments | 5016 views

Horribly flawed reasoning and distorted statistics characterise attempts by some on SA's white right to prove their thesis that black men are somehow more violent than white men, writes Lisa Vetten.

Dodgy stats just a means to an end for Hofmeyr, Bridges

2014-07-31 10:24 53 comments | 4313 views

A hate speech complaint lodged against Africa Check earlier this year was little more than an attempt to harass, intimidate and stifle debate, writes Julian Rademeyer.

I loved Julius - just for one day

2014-05-22 10:00 15 comments | 5049 views

It’s not often I agree with Julius Malema and co, but I really love the overalls he and his MPs wore to Parliament, says Susan Erasmus.

Circumcision can reduce HIV risk

2014-04-04 11:56 15 comments | 1941 views

Voluntary medical male circumcision reduces men's risk of acquiring HIV from their female partners by approximately 60%, writes Khanyisa Dunjwa.

An expat hears the Madiba music

2013-12-12 13:14 1 comments | 1514 views

As a South African journalist living abroad it's been a tricky and painful time, says Judith Soal.

Malema: 'Why Whites should vote for me'

2013-10-23 12:44 441 comments | 37186 views

EFF’s economic programme is not a programme for a single race, but a programme for all South Africans, says Julius Malema.

ICC 'a venue for all States Parties'

2013-10-11 07:50 3 comments | 536 views

Annual session of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court is a venue for all States Parties, says Ambassador Tiina Intelmann.

Amputating the soul of our children

2013-09-06 11:54 7 comments | 1451 views

Sadtu's decision to disrupt trial examinations of matric students in KZN is irresponsible and against the wishes of many students, says Jay Naidoo.

What does it mean to be South African?

2013-09-06 11:47 83 views

Is there more to our South African identity than socialising around a braai and shouting for our national teams, asks vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Russel Botman.

They're not trolls, they're very naughty boys!

2013-08-05 11:47 5 comments | 1778 views

It’s never been hard to find examples of hatred, misogyny and sexism but, with the Internet, it’s become harder to find much else.

Uncle Sam and Uncle Bob

2013-07-30 12:54 2 comments | 2624 views

Zim and the US should tackle their sorry trade relations, says Scott Firsing.

Well done, Angie Motshekga

2013-07-22 08:54 19 comments | 2046 views

Education Minister Angie Motshekga is a soft target for many journalists, writes Helen Zille.

 

Rhino trade panel: Window dressing by the DEA

2014-07-15 11:57 506 views

The Department of Environmental Affairs has finally issued an invitation to stakeholders to participate in its exploration of Rhino Horn Trade Feasibility, writes Martina Polley.

Eat, bray, love

2014-05-16 13:42 1 comments | 946 views

When 350 otherwise normal-looking people gather for a smart event in honour of donkeys, something unusual is afoot, says Susan Erasmus.

The dreams of Mahlabatini

2014-01-03 08:54 2 comments | 3669 views

I hope that it will not take another forty years for the full realisation of the Mahlabatini dream.

Is SAPS the Mafia?

2013-10-29 13:15 19 comments | 3454 views

People must fear the police. But that becomes damn difficult when the chief of police is accused of criminal behaviour, says Adriaan Basson.

Zuma’s Malawi comments: What the South African president really said

2013-10-23 12:35 38 comments | 9781 views

Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson says the president's comments were "taken out of context". But a recording of Zuma's remarks reveals that he was quoted accurately. Researched by Julian Rademeyer.

To all who believe in the future of our heritage

2013-09-23 12:07 7 comments | 1276 views

Is heritage always something of the past? Or could today’s contribution to heritage be what happens in the future, asks Pieter-Dirk Uys.

Cry, the beloved country; cry, the beloved federation

2013-08-17 08:42 3 comments | 1100 views

My greatest hope is that in these extraordinary times, we ask that extraordinary leaders rise from our ranks, writes Jay Naidoo.

I did not get a soft loan - Khanyi

2013-08-13 13:05 44 comments | 7821 views

Khanyi Dhlomo clarifies some points in a response to Ferial Haffajee's latest column.

Mugabe Wins, Democracy Loses

2013-08-02 14:22 28 comments | 6789 views

A parliament dominated by Zanu-PF will be a law unto itself, says Batsirai Chikuru.

Do the honourable thing and step down, Mr Vavi

2013-07-29 12:00 17 comments | 2662 views

If Zwelinzima Vavi is a man who lives by his words, he should step aside and admit that he has brought himself and his organisation into disrepute, writes TO Molefe.

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