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BOOK EXTRACT: ‘2009: An orchestra of manoeuvres’

2017-04-28 11:00

When President Jacob Zuma made the innocuous announcement in 2009 that Thuli Madonsela would be the new public protector, he was unaware that he was making his biggest political mistake, writes Thandeka Gqubule.

Revellers at risk: Exposing Cape Town’s underworld

2017-04-28 09:00 2844 views

Since when do we make room for possible criminals (in this particular case a group with guns in a public space alongside a police station) to operate, asks Caryn Dolley.

Should white people celebrate Freedom Day?

2017-04-27 11:35 3423 views

The 27th of April marks our country's first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994, writes Mondli Zondo.

South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

2017-04-26 11:02 818 views

South Africa's newest trade union federation, Saftu, comes at a time of declining political influence by unions, compared to during the struggle against apartheid. They are also seen as elitist, writes Edward Webster.

The DA is an opposition unto itself

2017-04-25 14:31 49 comments | 3387 views

The DA has become a party that silences internal critical voices, exonerates problematic key figures, backbenches its strongest leaders and refuses radical change, writes Oliver Dickson.

The child is not dead

2017-04-24 15:09 6555 views

The child died on Friday afternoon. A journalist rushed out of her office as she heard the news. The child’s mother collapsed. She pleaded powerlessly. Her cries echoed, writes James de Villiers.

Why don’t abuse victims matter to us?

2017-04-23 06:17 918 views

Friday. The scene: Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court. Inside, televangelist Timothy Omotoso is appearing on charges of human trafficking after a number of women made allegations that the pastor had sexually abused them, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

Editorial: Our freedom in action ... let us guard it and deepen it

2017-04-23 06:17 485 views

Yes, we have our political freedom, but this cannot mask the reality of poverty, sky-high unemployment and vast inequality.

This 14-year-old published a book

2017-04-23 06:17 382 views

Megan Werner, the author of It’s Up To Me, is a 14-year-old from Krugersdorp. It’s not every day that we hear of a teenager aspiring to change the world, writes Esnath Muzenda .


Freedom ahead for famous death row inmate?

2017-04-25 09:26 2172 views

This week should see whether Mumia Abu-Jamal will finally be granted his freedom after 35 years in prison for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer, writes Terry Bell.

Mbeki's 'secret' council

2017-04-24 13:00 59587 views

Despite downplaying his relationship with the Guptas, indications are there that former President Thabo Mbeki enjoyed a relationship with them beyond mere chit-chat at the odd public event, writes Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

Heroic leader was ever the communist activist

2017-04-23 06:17 305 views

Between 1956 and 1960 there were three marches that defined the history of political resistance in South Africa, writes Thami ka Plaatjie.

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