Guest Column

Zille, Singapore and dictatorship

2017-03-27 12:04

Singapore is a classic example of an economically successful authoritarian dictatorship that, while its economy continues to thrive, can afford to distribute enough crumbs to citizens, writes Terry Bell.

Book review: A guide to adolescence

2017-03-26 06:34 47 views

Young people constitute a large and rapidly growing portion of Africa’s population, writes Esnath Muzenda.

Praising and looting

2017-03-26 06:34 404 views

In this extract from his straight-talking and controversial new book, Unmasked, ANC veteran Khulu Mbatha writes that the governing party has lost direction and has become an assemblage of factions poised to defeat one another, writes Khulu Mbatha.

This book raises goosebumps

2017-03-26 06:34 192 views

On Saturday April 10 1993, 12-year-old Lindiwe Hani was preparing to go to the movies in Maseru. And then, commotion. Her mother’s words: “Your father has been shot", writes Nicki Gules.

‘The ANC must die for land to be returned’

2017-03-26 06:34 1069 views

Factionalism within the governing party and its recent adoption of the EFF’s call for radical economic transformation show how ineffectual it has become, writes Dali Mpofu.

Women drown in morass of male dominance

2017-03-26 06:34 88 views

The devastating story of the woman who was raped in a taxi as her child was forced to lie facedown nearby, which has exposed a ring of rapists that appears to have been operating for more than a year, is another appalling example of the unrelenting violence and constant threat of violence women, writes Gayle Edmunds.

EDITORIAL: What does it take to make society care?

2017-03-26 06:34 56 views

Which of these facts is the most outrageous? Which is the most disgusting display of the disrespect our institutions and fellow South Africans seem to have for the woman in the street?

Those who defend the Spur man have probably not been on the receiving end

2017-03-24 08:48 10849 views

Often quick and deliberate condemnation of a racist act is not because of some universal black inferiority complex. It’s about quickly and clearly saying what is and is not acceptable to say, writes Mbali Ntuli.

MONDLI ZONDO: Questions for Helen Zille

2017-03-22 08:58 11862 views

Helen Zille believes we could learn a great deal from Singapore on how to handle the legacies of the colonial era. Her argument leaves us with more questions than answers, writes Mondli Zondo.

South Africa has a model Bill of Rights. But it doesn’t feel that way

2017-03-17 12:19 464 views

As South Africa marks Human Rights Day and the 20th anniversary of its Constitution it's a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality, writes Sandra Liebenberg.

A letter by Faith Muthambi to TUT

2017-03-16 13:12 8569 views

I am of the opinion that TUT has violated my rights in the manner in which it has handled my application, writes Faith Muthambi in response to media reports on her failed application to study at TUT.


The civil war is ‘inevitable’

2017-03-26 06:34 583 views

It was the fight between black students and black police members that led black parents and former student leaders in the 1980s to come on board to help find a “lasting solution” to what seemed to be a civil war., writes Chumani Maxwele.

Racism needs a Madiba moment

2017-03-26 06:34 361 views

Our politicians seem to be pandering to their own constituencies, ignoring the valid concerns of others. Inclusive, Mandela-style leadership is urgently required, writes Thuli Madonsela.

It appears criminals have more freedom

2017-03-26 06:34 236 views

Citizens who are not criminals still go to bed without decent meals and free education – unlike prisoners, writes Muano Liphadzi.

The trouble in immigration paradise

2017-03-26 06:34 240 views

Human migrants should not have to cross our borders the way wildebeests cross crocodile-infested rivers, writes Mavuso Msimang.

It’s time for Eskom to show leadership when it comes to renewable energy

2017-03-24 09:37 288 views

Eskom’s ongoing scapegoating of renewable energy for its financial woes shows a lack of vision, particularly in the light of the urgent need to develop new jobs beyond the coal industry.

The ANC isn’t ready to radically transform the South African economy

2017-03-24 08:29 11 comments | 3915 views

There’s nothing radical about trying to fix what doesn’t work by making it work better, which is why the ANC's economic transformation discussion document is not really radical, writes Steven Friedman.

Human rights start in the small spaces

2017-03-21 09:41 699 views

The more time lapses from the dawn of democracy in our beloved country the more important it has become to guard it jealously with the bittersweet reminder that our freedom was not free, writes Duduetsang Mokoela.

Book Extract: Uncle Kathy and the kids

2017-02-05 05:58 426 views

One of the hardest things about prison was not hearing the laughter of children, says Ahmed Kathrada in a new book.


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