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End of the game

2015-03-25 09:04

It was the year 1995. The expectations became too big. The first signs of the decimation of wildlife came with the introduction of the shoot and sell policy, says Christiaan Bakkes.

Adam Habib: Wits allows for plurality of perspectives

2015-03-20 12:26 1 comments | 1481 views

Professor Adam Habib responds to a recent open letter by Howard Feldman who wondered if Wits University had lost its way.

Chabane 'a no-nonsense straight talker'

2015-03-19 09:23 2 comments | 3174 views

Collins “General” Chabane was as unconventional and informal as he was a straight talker, says Mathatha Tsedu.

Black brain, white brain: The new wave of racist science

2015-03-12 08:23 15924 views

The last decade has seen a revival of a very old and long-discredited idea: that intelligence is influenced by racial origin, writes Gavin Evans.

Instability the real winner in Lesotho

2015-03-04 17:46 10 comments | 1794 views

The head to head 2015 election results emphasises the dawn of a new period of political instability - exactly the opposite of what the early election intended to achieve, writes Johannes Wessels.

South Africa turns in on itself as a recalibration looms

2015-01-20 16:04 4 comments | 4014 views

The events of the last ten days might see Africa and Europe drift further apart, writes Louise Ferraro.

Why is crime and violence so high in South Africa?

2014-09-18 08:09 107 comments | 20459 views

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.

How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma?

2014-08-18 09:26 100 comments | 28356 views

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

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

2014-07-31 10:24 48 comments | 4401 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 14 comments | 5118 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 17 comments | 2053 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 | 1557 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 12:44 435 comments | 37268 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 | 574 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 | 1489 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.

 

Gedleyihlekisa is laughing at you

2015-02-15 07:28 473 comments | 41777 views

The violence was vulgar, but it was his gleeful chuckle I will never forget. President Jacob Zuma no longer rules South Africa with authority. He is laughing at us, writes Adriaan Basson

Nuclear deal: Russian agency has its say

2014-10-08 09:29 18 comments | 2420 views

Ivan Dybov, Vice President of Rusatom International Network, the Russian atomic energy agency, responds to a recent column "Why Russian nukes are good for us".

ANC’s hysterical reaction symptomatic of crisis

2014-08-25 12:10 24 comments | 7116 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.

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

2014-08-14 11:10 36 comments | 5092 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.

Rhino trade panel: Window dressing by the DEA

2014-07-15 11:57 568 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 | 996 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 | 3709 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 | 3642 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 35 comments | 9840 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 | 1332 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.

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