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Max Du Preez 'sanitises history'

2016-01-27 09:12

Max Du Preez seems to have this irrepressible propensity to sanitise history when it doesn’t suit his preconceptions, writes Moloto Mothapo.

Why South African universities are in the grip of a class struggle

2016-01-13 09:03 20 views

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students enrol to study at South Africa’s universities. Of the 60% of black African students who survive the first year, only 15% will ultimately graduate.

‘That was my friend who you called the k-word’

2016-01-11 13:23 8 comments | 10225 views

The sense I get from most statuses from white South Africans condemning "other" white South Africans is that their motive is more to prove that they are not racist, rather than to address an actual problem, writes Anton Taylor.

The Presidency's communication choices

2015-12-14 08:56 1637 views

Does the absence of an obligation on the part of President Jacob Zuma to explain his removals and appointments to Cabinet equate to a prohibition to explain, asks Mathatha Tsedu.

The duality of victimhood

2015-11-16 12:31 1356 views

Victimhood has become the essence by which we define our identities, the fabric from which our daily existence is cut, writes C Akuoma.

ANC NGC: How the media got it wrong

2015-11-06 14:07 3060 views

The NGC of the African National Congress has come and gone and there had been a lot of predictions about how “nasty” it was going to be, but the media got it wrong, says Philani Mavundla.

Why Italy’s income-based scheme for university fees makes sense

2015-10-26 09:30 3846 views

Students in South Africa are crying out loudly for free university education. Has their dream been realised elsewhere?

ANC delegates, please read our letter

2015-10-08 11:56 1487 views

An open letter to delegates at the ANC's national general council, from Press council Executive Director Joe Thloloe.

Don’t rubbish me without reason - Max du Preez

2015-09-22 08:55 4 comments | 14233 views

Max du Preez and Bo Mbindwane wade into the muddy waters of race relations in South Africa.

Mandela's ideas for SA need to be revisited

2015-09-02 12:49 14 comments | 2106 views

Nelson Mandela’s dreams for South Africa are a mixed bag and have never been critiqued for fear of offending his memory. It’s now time to revisit them, says Goodenough Mashego

Where is your personal pride, Mr Zuma?

2015-08-07 09:31 36 comments | 11768 views

No-one expected the Nkandla saga to come to this. Neglect. Inferior construction. Shoddy workmanship, lack of accountability, and a clear shortage of self-respect and personal pride, writes Koos Kombuis.

E-tolls: If the government won’t pay, why should anyone else?

2015-07-16 16:20 11 comments | 3561 views

It’s quite funny really. The government expects motorists to pay to use Gauteng’s biggest, busiest roads – yet the municipalities in the province haven’t paid e-tolls bills to the tune of R2.3 million.

Finally, Nkandla’s ‘security features’ start paying off

2015-07-10 16:52 6 comments | 2210 views

As part of his 67 minutes contribution to society Jacob Zuma will help reinforce the existing perimeter fence of the Makgatho Lewanika Primary School in the Eastern Cape village of Mvezo on July 18.

How many more kids will die before SA takes away the bottle?

2015-07-08 15:28 17 comments | 5318 views

It will go down in history as one of the worst birthday parties ever. Young people were celebrating when a shot was allegedly fired into a packed tavern in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

 

Dear Nehawu anarchists and bullies

2015-11-16 07:40 1770 views

Those of us who refused to be part of the illegal protest at Parliament were subjected to victimisation and intimidation by the marauding Nehawu mob- but I remain unshaken, writes Cedric Mboyisa.

Is it time for a woman to lead the ANC?

2015-10-28 07:42 1 comments | 795 views

Why does it matter that women today want to be parachuted to leadership and not ascend gradually, asks Goodenough Mashego.

Fee protests point to a much deeper problem at South African universities

2015-10-21 07:42 4504 views

Polite engagement by university vice-chancellors and councils with government over inadequate funding have got us nowhere, writes David Dickinson.

Transformation: We'll walk the talk

2015-10-01 12:09 1441 views

As Media24, we take transformation within our own company, and within our various news platforms, very seriously and are not resting on our laurels, writes Esmaré Weideman.

'It's hard being black in SA': A response to Max du Preez

2015-09-22 08:55 15 comments | 15803 views

Black people across the world go through a life feeling that white people, even those who wouldn't hurt a fly, can be very cruel on a daily basis, writes Bo Mbindwane.

Celebrate achievements like good governance

2015-08-07 14:16 2 comments | 944 views

We must recognise and celebrate the track record of South Africa in just 21 years in its attempt to eradicate the legacy of colonialism and apartheid, writes Lumko Mtimde .

Mob justice: People have had enough of this cycle of desperation

2015-07-16 17:09 8 comments | 1938 views

“Gatvol!” The headline in today’s The Star said it all: People have had enough of crime, and beware the criminal who gets caught.

One day female sports stars will be able to call themselves professionals

2015-07-10 17:39 5 comments | 307 views

Gone are the days when women are relegated to the sidelines of the sports fields.

Mandela Month: Publicity hounds seek 67 minutes of fame

2015-07-09 16:29 5 comments | 801 views

Give me some publicity and I’ll “give back”. And if you film my rich boys’ club “feeling the plight of the poor” on Sandton pavements, I’ll give even more. Shoot me now!

Jurassic World is a metaphor of our time

2015-07-08 14:23 4 comments | 1471 views

Intentionally or not, and with all its flaws and incorrect science, all its melodrama and cheap tricks, Jurassic World seems to be a metaphor of our time, writes Koos Kombuis.

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