Guest Column

South Africa has a duty to help save South Sudan

2017-01-17 12:59

Having failed Rwanda in 1994, it is South Africa's duty to help resolve the crisis in Sudan, writes Yonela Diko.

Prepare for a year of succession talks

2017-01-16 06:01 1929 views

Barely in the third week of 2017 South Africa is hearing the names of candidates to replace Zuma as ANC president. It’s going to be a long 11 months until the party’s elective conference in December, writes Daniel Silke.

You need a holiday, man

2017-01-15 06:03 85 views

Nowhere does the battle of the sexes playout in such relief than at the end-of-year getaway, writes Happy Ntshingila.

Democracy for rural people under threat

2017-01-15 06:03 2 comments | 431 views

A new proposed bill could lead to the reintroduction of an undemocratic system that reduces black people to tribal subjects based purely on where they live, writes Fani Ncapayi.

Can the DA govern SA one day?

2017-01-15 09:30 67 comments | 5182 views

The party of the future is genuinely diverse, understands the past with empathy and posits a future with prescience

Islam is a religion of love, not a terror group

2017-01-15 06:03 86 comments | 2035 views

Hey, Mr Trump, not all terrorists are Muslims, and not all Muslims are terrorists, writes Alleyn Diesel.

When will there be justice at last for Jimmy Mohlala?

2017-01-15 06:03 352 views

They say time is the greatest healer, but I am not sure if the wounds of family, friends and comrades of Jimmy Mohlala are healing eight years after he was shot dead.

How to empower municipalities

2017-01-15 06:03 150 views

Political will and proper systems can ensure profitability, write Miyelani Holeni and Alex Mabunda.

On the Trump dossier, verification and fake news

2017-01-12 11:37 1630 views

If, in this case, Trump is the innocent victim of “fake news” he has no one to blame but himself. On the other hand, if it is not fake news then that is even more troubling, writes Ivor Gaber.

The roots of all evil

2017-01-10 12:05 4598 views

I always thought car repairs or medical costs were the worst things to sink money into, until the 15th of December last year, when I found out what a tree could cost me, writes Susan Erasmus.

ANC succession battle lines drawn

2017-01-09 08:31 5115 views

This year, expect a personality-driven succession debate that will likely stymie policy creation and implementation as the ANC puts factionalism first and governance second, writes Daniel Silke.

Energy conundrum? What energy conundrum?

2016-12-29 08:01 205 views

Debates about out energy security tend to revolve around trumpeting the positives of green energy and the negatives around carbon based generation methods. What really is the best solution, asks Inga Mbambisa.

Education 'an area of government failure'

2016-12-21 10:08 736 views

Despite the promise of an equitable society where social justice prevails, we are seeing widening inequalities, marginalisation and alienation – and we now have to deal with the backlash, says Sipho Pityana.


ANC should consider a third way

2017-01-15 06:03 982 views

A two-horse race could divide the party beyond repair. Branches should rather look at a conciliatory option, writes Kwandiwe Kondlo.

Government needs stricter social-media rules

2017-01-15 06:03 256 views

In April 2011, the state’s news agency, the Government Communication and Information System, published its social-media guidelines. The purpose of these guidelines was to create awareness about the opportunities presented in social media.

The political theology of Jacob Zuma

2017-01-13 08:12 5366 views

President Zuma kicked off the new year by declaring that God was on the side of the ruling ANC. It would seem God, however, is not an ANC loyalist, but rather a floating voter, writes Roger Southall.

5 takeaways from the Trump press conference

2017-01-12 10:29 5 comments | 4559 views

Donald Trump has briefed the media for the first time since being elected the next US president. Here are 5 important takeaways.

Ordinary citizens can help improve education

2017-01-09 11:02 1724 views

Every citizen can do something to support our education sector, in one way or another. Here's how you can help, writes Robyn Whittaker.

ANC can only be salvaged by leadership of epic ethical proportions

2017-01-05 09:02 2258 views

In the illusion of the ANC’s invincibility based on the rural support, its president appears to want it to be a rural party, mocking the black middle class as “clever blacks”, writes Mashupye Maserumule.

Cape Town: a tale of two cities

2016-12-28 08:01 3009 views

It's uncomfortable to stay in Cape Town with all its privilege and freedoms knowing that not all its inhabitants are equally free, writes James de Villiers.

I did all my Christmas shopping with one EFT

2016-12-22 08:01 2218 views

It’s nice to see the heap of presents under the Christmas tree, but is there not a better way to celebrate Christmas than going on a shopping spree, asks Susan Erasmus.


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