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The duality of victimhood

2015-11-16 12:31

Victimhood has become the essence by which we define our identities, the fabric from which our daily existence is cut, writes C Akuoma.

Dear Nehawu anarchists and bullies

2015-11-16 07:40 1746 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.

ANC NGC: How the media got it wrong

2015-11-06 14:07 3029 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.

Is it time for a woman to lead the ANC?

2015-10-28 07:42 1 comments | 778 views

Why does it matter that women today want to be parachuted to leadership and not ascend gradually, asks Goodenough Mashego.

Why Italy’s income-based scheme for university fees makes sense

2015-10-26 09:30 3834 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 1472 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 | 14191 views

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

Mandela's ideas for SA need to be revisited

2015-09-02 12:49 14 comments | 2092 views

Nelson Mandela’s dreams for South Africa are a mixed bag and have never been critiqued for fear of offending his memory. It’s now time to revisit them, says Goodenough Mashego

Where is your personal pride, Mr Zuma?

2015-08-07 09:31 36 comments | 11749 views

No-one expected the Nkandla saga to come to this. Neglect. Inferior construction. Shoddy workmanship, lack of accountability, and a clear shortage of self-respect and personal pride, writes Koos Kombuis.

E-tolls: If the government won’t pay, why should anyone else?

2015-07-16 16:20 11 comments | 3550 views

It’s quite funny really. The government expects motorists to pay to use Gauteng’s biggest, busiest roads – yet the municipalities in the province haven’t paid e-tolls bills to the tune of R2.3 million.

Finally, Nkandla’s ‘security features’ start paying off

2015-07-10 16:52 6 comments | 2205 views

As part of his 67 minutes contribution to society Jacob Zuma will help reinforce the existing perimeter fence of the Makgatho Lewanika Primary School in the Eastern Cape village of Mvezo on July 18.

How many more kids will die before SA takes away the bottle?

2015-07-08 15:28 17 comments | 5312 views

It will go down in history as one of the worst birthday parties ever. Young people were celebrating when a shot was allegedly fired into a packed tavern in Khayelitsha, Cape Town.

Many South Africans don't care who's celebrating as long as they get time off

2015-07-02 17:41 6 comments | 1404 views

South Africans are all for equal rights and freedom of religion – especially when it comes to public holidays. So we should all throw our weight behind the push for consideration to be given to all religious holidays.

SABC appoints new chief: Same script, different cast?

2015-07-01 18:06 1 comments | 1120 views

The SABC has appointed Frans Matlala as the new boss blah blah blah ... pass me the remote and bring a beer while you’re at it.


Fee protests point to a much deeper problem at South African universities

2015-10-21 07:42 4357 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 1427 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 | 15668 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.

Celebrate achievements like good governance

2015-08-07 14:16 2 comments | 936 views

We must recognise and celebrate the track record of South Africa in just 21 years in its attempt to eradicate the legacy of colonialism and apartheid, writes Lumko Mtimde .

Mob justice: People have had enough of this cycle of desperation

2015-07-16 17:09 8 comments | 1934 views

“Gatvol!” The headline in today’s The Star said it all: People have had enough of crime, and beware the criminal who gets caught.

One day female sports stars will be able to call themselves professionals

2015-07-10 17:39 5 comments | 304 views

Gone are the days when women are relegated to the sidelines of the sports fields.

Mandela Month: Publicity hounds seek 67 minutes of fame

2015-07-09 16:29 5 comments | 798 views

Give me some publicity and I’ll “give back”. And if you film my rich boys’ club “feeling the plight of the poor” on Sandton pavements, I’ll give even more. Shoot me now!

Jurassic World is a metaphor of our time

2015-07-08 14:23 4 comments | 1464 views

Intentionally or not, and with all its flaws and incorrect science, all its melodrama and cheap tricks, Jurassic World seems to be a metaphor of our time, writes Koos Kombuis.

Why are we commending Chris Brown’s attempt to play dad?

2015-07-02 17:22 881 views

It’s an honourable thing musician Chris Brown has done – to get the ball rolling as far as fatherly “duties” go. He’s filed papers requesting a paternity test regarding his daughter with aspiring model and nursing student Nia Guzman.

Mmusi finds it hard to talk the talk

2015-07-01 17:22 37 comments | 5169 views

The “Obama of Soweto” Mmusi Maimane was found lacking, his answers not quite as eloquent as usual as he faced the abrasive style of BBC HardTalk interviewer Zeinab Badawi.


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