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A time of coalition governments lies ahead

2015-01-28 08:46

A turbulent time lies ahead, both nationally and internationally, writes Allister Sparks. .

South Africa turns in on itself as a recalibration looms

2015-01-20 16:04 5 comments | 3788 views

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

A move that is both a protest and an embrace

2015-01-15 06:00 5 comments | 835 views

There must surely be something symbolic about a former editor of the Rand Daily Mail becoming a columnist for newspapers of the Nasionale Pers, writes Allister Sparks.

Nuclear deal: Russian agency has its say

2014-10-08 09:29 18 comments | 2373 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".

Why is crime and violence so high in South Africa?

2014-09-18 08:09 108 comments | 17934 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 95 comments | 28217 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 | 4357 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 | 5079 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 15 comments | 2005 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 | 1523 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 | 37227 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 | 540 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 | 1457 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.

What does it mean to be South African?

2013-09-06 11:47 106 views

Is there more to our South African identity than socialising around a braai and shouting for our national teams, asks vice-chancellor of Stellenbosch University, Russel Botman.

They're not trolls, they're very naughty boys!

2013-08-05 11:47 5 comments | 1784 views

It’s never been hard to find examples of hatred, misogyny and sexism but, with the Internet, it’s become harder to find much else.

 

ANC’s hysterical reaction symptomatic of crisis

2014-08-25 12:10 25 comments | 7067 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 | 5048 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 11:57 530 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 | 962 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 | 3677 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 | 3589 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 36 comments | 9801 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 | 1296 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.

Cry, the beloved country; cry, the beloved federation

2013-08-17 08:42 3 comments | 1112 views

My greatest hope is that in these extraordinary times, we ask that extraordinary leaders rise from our ranks, writes Jay Naidoo.

I did not get a soft loan - Khanyi

2013-08-13 13:05 44 comments | 7836 views

Khanyi Dhlomo clarifies some points in a response to Ferial Haffajee's latest column.

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