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From combat boots to Gucci shoes

2016-04-22 09:06

It’s difficult to go from the trenches to the benches. Military struggle veterans seldom make good rulers, says Susan Erasmus.

Arms Deal report's findings 'an outrage'

2016-04-21 15:40 7037 views

President Jacob Zuma announced the release of the report of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deal. The Report’s findings are an outrage, writes Paul Holden.

Rising tiger, waning rhino: Lessons from Asia for Africa

2016-04-21 14:45 624 views

The success of international tiger conservation efforts is offering a beacon of hope for the rhino conservation community in South Africa, writes Shakir Jeeva.

Five key takeaways from the New York primary

2016-04-21 09:59 2854 views

New York primary win for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton changes the narrative of the United States 2016 presidential elections.

Did Zuma play the 'Yugoslav card'?

2016-04-07 11:00 5549 views

It was the “Yugoslav card” — the threat of territorial fragmentation — that enabled President Jacob Zuma to ensure that the ANC leadership would rally behind him, writes Terry Bell.

Zuma’s apology is the ANC’s ultimate gamble

2016-04-05 10:01 5863 views

Going into the local government elections with Jacob Zuma as President has to be one of the biggest political risks yet by the governing party, says Daniel Silke.

Clearing up two Mbeki misconceptions

2016-03-10 10:34 7179 views

There are two misconceptions by Mbeki and people defending him that I wish to debunk, writes Nathan Geffen.

You can't fix racism by being colour blind

2016-02-24 18:30 12 comments | 3406 views

You think that racism exists because people only see each other according to their race, that it really is only about skin colour. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works, says Louise Ferreira.

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

2016-01-13 09:03 73 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.

The Presidency's communication choices

2015-12-14 08:56 1651 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.

Dear Nehawu anarchists and bullies

2015-11-16 07:40 1781 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 | 805 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 4979 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 1460 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 | 15881 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.


Love thy neighbour

2016-04-06 10:19 550 views

We need immigration solutions that benefit everyone, not just South Africa, writes Stefanie De Saude.

The media and the Sharpeville shootings

2016-03-21 10:27 1930 views

Human Rights Day owes its origin to the Sharpeville massacre. However, the first report of this only appeared on April 2 because the media wouldn't accept anything that contradicted the police.

Taxi drivers - my heroes

2016-02-25 14:22 8 comments | 13510 views

To the two taxi drivers who bravely came to my aid when others decided to remain spectators, I salute you as my heroes for the day, writes Lizeka Tandwa.

Max Du Preez 'sanitises history'

2016-01-27 09:12 79 comments | 12821 views

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

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

2016-01-11 13:23 8 comments | 10270 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 duality of victimhood

2015-11-16 12:31 1387 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 3075 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 3856 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 1493 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 | 14262 views

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


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