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I was scammed

2016-09-30 09:58

It’s a miracle the police haven’t knocked on my door yet after what happened this week, says Susan Erasmus.

Critical reflections on elephant conservation, CITES and the benefits of legalising trade of Africa’s white gold

2016-09-22 12:30 327 views

One of the most contentious debates at CITES this year will be around legalising trade on ivory - Africa’s white gold, writes Shakir Jeeva CEO of Kwantu Private Game Reserve.

South Africa: Rise of a ‘new right’? PART THREE

2016-09-12 13:14 2028 views

It is premature to write off South Africa’s current ruling party and to say it is beyond help, writes Frans Cronje as he analyses the future of SA’s politics and the prospects for its economy

South Africa: Rise of a ‘new right’? PART TWO

2016-09-09 07:02 3475 views

The political shifts triggered by SA’s recent economic underperformance have shaken the seemingly once impregnable political edifice of the ANC, writes Frans Cronje as he analyses the future of SA’s politics and the prospects for its economy.

South Africa: Rise of a ‘new right’? PART ONE

2016-09-08 13:32 3509 views

While the ANC spoke the language of revolution, many of its actual economic policies in its first decade in power were sensible, writes Frans Cronje as he analyses the future of SA’s politics and the prospects for its economy.

Media should not sacrifice professionalism and quality

2016-09-07 14:29 529 views

Transformation of the media cannot be limited to newsroom staff and news content - it should also be about re-inculcating and upholding values that promote fairness, professionalism and quality, writes Faith Muthambi.

30 days that shook the ANC

2016-09-05 06:48 10 comments | 7610 views

Over the period of just one month, South Africa’s dominant African National Congress is now facing unprecedented challenges, writes Daniel Silke.

The balance of forces: Zuma is going to lose this round

2016-09-01 13:01 20 comments | 11740 views

President Jacob Zuma is in a very difficult position – and it’s hard to see how he’s not going to come out of this unnecessary stoush with Pravin Gordhan as the loser, writes Pieter Du Toit.

Zuma: give that man a Bell’s

2016-08-30 16:26 8 comments | 5612 views

It’s one thing to overplay your hand, and quite another to steal the whole casino. Our President deserves a medal for his cheek and staying power, says Susan Erasmus.

Marginal Power, Blurred Lines & Diluting Stereotypes: SA's changing political landscape

2016-08-24 10:44 601 views

South Africa has moved into an era of new politics and this new politics can redraw traditional boundaries and confound old prejudices, writes Daniel Silke.

#LGE2016: It’s the middle class, stupid

2016-08-05 16:56 8 comments | 10646 views

The 2016 local government election was a battle for the soul of the black middle class and will probably be remembered as the day they stepped up to the plate for a more competitive democracy, writes Piet Croucamp.

Predicting electoral outcomes 'a treacherous endeavour'

2016-08-03 20:11 7134 views

It is very difficult to make predictions about electoral outcomes, even in a country such as South Africa where demographics is a relatively accurate predictor of voting behaviour, writes Piet Croucamp.

Local elections: Voters should know who funds parties

2016-08-02 09:25 4 comments | 3400 views

Voters should also have full access to information about political parties, including who funds them, in order to meaningfully exercise the right to vote, writes Lawson Naidoo.

Max, AfriForum’s password is respect

2016-07-28 09:48 22 comments | 5398 views

AfriForum and Solidarity’s policy determines that every project to be undertaken should be based on reasonable arguments and fairness, AfriForum's Kallie Kriel writes in reply to Max du Preez.

Connecting Africa

2016-07-27 15:30 485 views

The exciting future of a continent that can access the power of Internet of Things.


ANALYSIS: ANC can go under 50% in Gauteng in 2019

2016-09-08 10:24 9 comments | 11334 views

Given the 2016 election result, Gauteng is very likely to be the most interesting and contested provincial election, writes Dawie Scholtz.

Afrikaner domination died with Verwoerd 50 years ago

2016-09-06 17:09 27 comments | 7430 views

It's South Africa’s JFK moment – people who were alive on September 6, 1966, can to this day remember where they were when Dr Hendrik Verwoerd was assassinated, writes Pieter du Toit.

Encouraging progress in restoring citizen status of Lithuania’s Jewish diaspora

2016-09-02 14:03 516 views

The Lithuanian government has made promising progress in restoring citizenship for the country’s Jewish diaspora, many of whom are South Africans, writes Stefanie de Saude.

It's not 'just hair'

2016-08-31 13:00 17 comments | 7891 views

If you’re not a black woman, it would do you best to be quiet and listen and not attempt to spill forth with supposed wisdom on matters you have little understanding of, writes Lauren Hess.

New move against Gordhan suggests South Africa’s laws are under threat

2016-08-26 12:56 5665 views

What is behind this battle between the Hawks and Pravin Gordhan? The Conversation Africa’s Charles Leonard asked Raymond Suttner to make sense of it all.

Disparate opposition takes center stage

2016-08-17 19:03 2508 views

The EFF and DA owned the day - with a floundering ANC following their NEC meeting last week, the momentum is with the opposition, writes Daniel Silke.

#LGE2016: The people have spoken

2016-08-05 14:05 8 comments | 8354 views

The electorate is saying very loudly that it deserves better governance, respect for the Constitution and the rule of law, writes Lawson Naidoo.

Has Zuma become an electoral liability to the ANC?

2016-08-02 19:06 4 comments | 4831 views

Is the ANC under Jacob Zuma really much worse than the ANC of Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela, asks Piet Croucamp.

A funny way to show respect, AfriForum

2016-07-29 12:05 3 comments | 2337 views

AfriForum should respect for the right of Afrikaans newspapers to differ from them – or will they threaten consumer boycotts to show how much they respect the rights of others, writes Johan Pienaar.

Can the ANC’s grip on political power be weakened?

2016-07-28 07:08 5 comments | 5744 views

The 2016 municipal elections is seen as a potential watershed moment in our electoral politics, with predictions of a significant drop in support for the ANC, writes Lawson Naidoo.


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