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Britain votes to leave the EU, Cameron quits – here’s what happens next

2016-06-24 11:16

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It is also having immediate political ramifications.

A cocktail of ignorance and arrogance from police

2016-06-23 08:16 20 comments | 7909 views

While covering the escalating violence in Ga-Rankuwa, a colleague and I became recipients of some heavy handed police coercion, writes News24 journalist Jeff Wicks.

'We are watching you, let the journalists work'

2016-06-23 08:16 13 comments | 8286 views

The violence that has been mooted towards journalists in Tshwane today has left me emotionally drained, writes News24 journalist Karabo Ngoepe.

ANC imposing candidates on voters 'nothing new'

2016-06-22 12:58 2 comments | 2823 views

There is nothing new about the ANC imposing candidates and leaders against the wishes of the majority of members. The difference is in the open defiance seen in Tshwane, writes Terry Bell.

Tshwane events threaten South Africa

2016-06-21 20:30 9758 views

Watching events unfold in Tshwane, South Africans across the political spectrum can largely only hang their heads in shame and consternation, writes Daniel Silke

White lies

2016-06-21 13:00 8 comments | 7070 views

I never thought I would see my face on a white supremacist website that claims to be ‘the global voice of the Ayran race’, but hey, life is full of unpleasant surprises, writes Fiona Zerbst

Why the IEC's reputation is so important

2016-06-17 11:26 507 views

The IEC’s reputation so important, and political parties should heed the dangers of undermining it, says Grant Masterson

South Africa marks the end of a remarkable judicial career

2016-05-31 10:23 1266 views

May the standards set by Dikgang Moseneke long continue to inspire good governance in South Africa, writes Hugh Corder.

Senzo Mchunu's resignation 'not surprising'

2016-05-25 16:00 4 comments | 6511 views

In the wake of the bitterly contested provincial conference, everybody expected that it would be a matter of time before the axe fell on KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu, writes Mondli Makhanya.

'It’s OK to admit your privilege. I have'

2016-05-20 09:31 93 comments | 12353 views

Although I believe white privilege to be an irrefutable fact I know that I, as a coloured person, am also privileged, writes Lauren Hess.

The Constitutional Court, the IEC and the voters roll: Untangling the knot

2016-05-11 13:04 2471 views

If anyone was under the impression that the IEC’s appeal to the Constitutional Court on the findings of the Electoral Court relating to by-elections in Tlokwe municipality isn’t important, the Constitution says otherwise, writes Grant Masterson.

From combat boots to Gucci shoes

2016-04-22 09:06 2356 views

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

Rising tiger, waning rhino: Lessons from Asia for Africa

2016-04-21 14:45 679 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.

Did Zuma play the 'Yugoslav card'?

2016-04-07 11:00 5571 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 5896 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.


ANC feels the local poll pressure

2016-06-20 12:00 4482 views

With barely six weeks until municipal elections on August 3, the ANC finds itself under substantial pressure, writes Daniel Silke.

What SA must learn from the Orlando massacre

2016-06-19 07:00 3098 views

One of the key moments that transformed my relationship with my country occurred in the wake of the bombing of a gay nightclub, writes Sieraaj Ahmed.

Writing what we like by Yolisa Qunta

2016-06-20 10:02 1406 views

From the serious to the lighthearted, this book presents a snapshot of what smart young South Africans think about living in South Africa today.

Jewish diaspora taking positive strides in reclaiming Lithuanian citizenship

2016-05-27 14:14 1681 views

A confluence of poor government policy implementation and underhanded representation of the Jewish community in Lithuania was until recently creating a toxic mix of frustration and tension with the Jewish diaspora, writes Stefanie De Saude.

Spy tapes: 'Political interference in the NPA'

2016-05-25 10:22 3 comments | 5027 views

Will the spy tapes saga extinguish President Jacob Zuma's political career, asks Lawson Naidoo.

Can the DA and EFF share a bed?

2016-05-12 07:32 22 comments | 5426 views

Politics does make for strange bed fellows, but can any two parties be further apart on economic issues than the DA and the EFF? It is difficult to see how this would last, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Mbalula 'made the right decision'

2016-05-04 13:54 22 comments | 7923 views

"Rugby in South Africa has been dominated by the elite and is seen as a 'white' sport because of institutionalised racism in the past. It remains this way due to white privilege."

Arms Deal report's findings 'an outrage'

2016-04-21 15:40 7188 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.

Five key takeaways from the New York primary

2016-04-21 09:59 3698 views

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

Love thy neighbour

2016-04-06 10:19 582 views

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


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