Guest Column

With no legacy to preserve, it's zero-sum for JZ

2017-10-20 10:49 8 comments | 7178 views

Most presidents would like to be remembered for a positive contribution to their country’s recent history. Most want a legacy. Not so with Jacob Zuma, writes Daniel Silke.

How civil society is taking the fight to government

2017-10-20 10:14 1 comments | 2917 views

More and more people are voicing their objections to the looting of the South African state. As a result, we're seeing an increasingly muscular civil society response, writes Sipho Pityana.

South Africa's media should beware of being the voice of only some

2017-10-19 13:05 5 comments | 1467 views

The combination of a media oriented towards lucrative markets and focused almost exclusively on monitoring government, can present a "view from the suburbs", writes Herman Wasserman.

The 'often overlooked' sledgehammer that ended apartheid

2017-10-19 10:17 35 comments | 6310 views

Although it’s near-impossible to isolate the exact moment apartheid ended, the 1992 referendum is often overlooked as being the sledgehammer that sealed its fate, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Maritzburg College: Pupils should be free to speak their minds

2017-10-18 06:38 1837 views

It is not fair to keep teenagers out of the political discourse. Seeing that they could possibly vote in the next national election, we should be thankful for their awareness, writes Gielie Hoffmann.

Why are whites missing from the DA’s marches?

2017-10-15 06:19 1 comments | 12937 views

‘Baphi Abelungu?”, translated as “Where are the whites?”, was a question that was raised by eNCA award-winning on Twitter, following our march to the Guptas’ residence in Saxonwold, writes Makashule Gana.

Question politicians about broken promises

2017-10-15 06:19 430 views

South Africa is beautiful, rich in raw natural minerals, tourist attractions and opportunities. However, the living conditions of so many citizens have either not changed much or worsened, writes Muano Liphadzi.

Our politicians can’t use their conscience

2017-10-15 06:18 413 views

No conscience can be accommodated under the current electoral laws in South Africa, be it at municipal level or at parliamentary level, writes Omry Makgoale.


#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - Tiny Rowland: A very British spy?

2017-10-18 15:06 816 views

In the 12th article in the series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’ we turn to British businessman, Tiny Rowland, and another of Pretoria’s international allies: Margaret Thatcher’s United Kingdom.

To give or not to give: Why the City of Cape Town is wrong about the homeless

2017-10-16 13:22 12 comments | 2189 views

Forcing poor people out of their homes in the inner city, and then pricing them out of "the market", does more to "perpetuate chronic homelessness" than random acts of kindness, writes Glenn Bownes.

Joburg mayor has no vision for the poor

2017-10-15 06:18 1189 views

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s violent campaign of evictions in the inner city were carried out in apartheid-style raids, under the ploy of cleaning up the city centre, writes Tokelo Nhlapo.

Testing democracy at local level

2017-10-15 00:00 484 views

Municipalities should not be considered peripheral elements of the state, but as jewels in the crown of political groupings and central elements in broad strategies of power, write Mosa Phadi and Joel Pearson.

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