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The Coalition Conundrum

2016-07-12 13:32

South Africa is likely to see a spate of coalition governments in both Metros and local municipalities across the country ahead of the local elections, writes Daniel Silke .

2500 South Africans died in Delville Wood – who cares?

2016-07-12 09:56 7234 views

In the bloodiest battle the world has ever seen, 2500 South African soldiers died in Delville Wood a hundred years ago. Here’s we should remember them, writes Susan Erasmus.

Light at the end of the immigration policy tunnel

2016-07-06 13:40 1163 views

The Department of Home Affairs can rightly claim success across a broad spectrum of issues. But there is still a long road ahead, writes Stefanie de Saude .

Analysis: Is the DA planning to replace James Selfe?

2016-07-04 09:23 6168 views

Right now, much talk in the DA is centring around the future positions of James Selfe and parliamentary chief whip John Steenhuisen, writes Carien du Plessis.

6 hard lessons Brexit teaches us about democracy

2016-06-29 17:20 10 comments | 2784 views

It’s time for the Brits to follow their own advice to keep calm and carry on amidst the fallout of their referendum decision to leave the EU, writes Susan Erasmus. This column open for comment.

Britain votes to leave the EU, Cameron quits – here’s what happens next

2016-06-24 11:16 3754 views

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It is also having immediate political ramifications.

'We are watching you, let the journalists work'

2016-06-23 08:16 13 comments | 8481 views

The violence that has been mooted towards journalists in Tshwane today has left me emotionally drained, writes News24 journalist Karabo Ngoepe.

Tshwane events threaten South Africa

2016-06-21 20:30 10113 views

Watching events unfold in Tshwane, South Africans across the political spectrum can largely only hang their heads in shame and consternation, writes Daniel Silke

White lies

2016-06-21 13:00 8 comments | 7124 views

I never thought I would see my face on a white supremacist website that claims to be ‘the global voice of the Ayran race’, but hey, life is full of unpleasant surprises, writes Fiona Zerbst

Why the IEC's reputation is so important

2016-06-17 11:26 533 views

The IEC’s reputation so important, and political parties should heed the dangers of undermining it, says Grant Masterson

South Africa marks the end of a remarkable judicial career

2016-05-31 10:23 1297 views

May the standards set by Dikgang Moseneke long continue to inspire good governance in South Africa, writes Hugh Corder.

Senzo Mchunu's resignation 'not surprising'

2016-05-25 16:00 4 comments | 6532 views

In the wake of the bitterly contested provincial conference, everybody expected that it would be a matter of time before the axe fell on KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu, writes Mondli Makhanya.

'It’s OK to admit your privilege. I have'

2016-05-20 09:31 93 comments | 12389 views

Although I believe white privilege to be an irrefutable fact I know that I, as a coloured person, am also privileged, writes Lauren Hess.

The Constitutional Court, the IEC and the voters roll: Untangling the knot

2016-05-11 13:04 2520 views

If anyone was under the impression that the IEC’s appeal to the Constitutional Court on the findings of the Electoral Court relating to by-elections in Tlokwe municipality isn’t important, the Constitution says otherwise, writes Grant Masterson.


A very disunited kingdom

2016-06-27 14:38 8 comments | 7282 views

Waking up to a new week in Britain post-Brexit is like stirring with an almighty hangover - self-inflicted after either celebrating to excess or drowning your sorrows, writes Adri Kotzé.

A cocktail of ignorance and arrogance from police

2016-06-23 08:16 20 comments | 8177 views

While covering the escalating violence in Ga-Rankuwa, a colleague and I became recipients of some heavy handed police coercion, writes News24 journalist Jeff Wicks.

ANC imposing candidates on voters 'nothing new'

2016-06-22 12:58 3 comments | 2939 views

There is nothing new about the ANC imposing candidates and leaders against the wishes of the majority of members. The difference is in the open defiance seen in Tshwane, writes Terry Bell.

ANC feels the local poll pressure

2016-06-20 12:00 4575 views

With barely six weeks until municipal elections on August 3, the ANC finds itself under substantial pressure, writes Daniel Silke.

What SA must learn from the Orlando massacre

2016-06-19 07:00 3141 views

One of the key moments that transformed my relationship with my country occurred in the wake of the bombing of a gay nightclub, writes Sieraaj Ahmed.

Writing what we like by Yolisa Qunta

2016-06-20 10:02 1463 views

From the serious to the lighthearted, this book presents a snapshot of what smart young South Africans think about living in South Africa today.

Jewish diaspora taking positive strides in reclaiming Lithuanian citizenship

2016-05-27 14:14 1743 views

A confluence of poor government policy implementation and underhanded representation of the Jewish community in Lithuania was until recently creating a toxic mix of frustration and tension with the Jewish diaspora, writes Stefanie De Saude.

Spy tapes: 'Political interference in the NPA'

2016-05-25 10:22 3 comments | 5057 views

Will the spy tapes saga extinguish President Jacob Zuma's political career, asks Lawson Naidoo.

Can the DA and EFF share a bed?

2016-05-12 07:32 22 comments | 5483 views

Politics does make for strange bed fellows, but can any two parties be further apart on economic issues than the DA and the EFF? It is difficult to see how this would last, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Mbalula 'made the right decision'

2016-05-04 13:54 22 comments | 7946 views

"Rugby in South Africa has been dominated by the elite and is seen as a 'white' sport because of institutionalised racism in the past. It remains this way due to white privilege."


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