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

2017-10-18 15:06 353 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.

Maritzburg College: Pupils should be free to speak their minds

2017-10-18 06:38 1706 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.

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

2017-10-16 13:22 12 comments | 2120 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.

Why are whites missing from the DA’s marches?

2017-10-15 06:19 1 comments | 12720 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 06:19 322 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 06:18 391 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.

Why women don’t ‘just speak out’

2017-10-15 06:18 682 views

The stories emerging into the sunlight about Harvey Weinstein that were once only whispered in the corridors of his empire are not unique; they are playing out every day in every industry, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Gone too soon, but we remember you...

2017-10-15 06:18 438 views

Hey Fez. This is one of the hardest letters I have had to write. It doesn’t feel right to address you in the third person as I had initially agreed to, hence this open letter, writes Kay Sexwale.

Proven warfare strategy could bury the All Blacks

2017-10-12 12:00 13 comments | 4547 views

This single tactic, carried out seamlessly as a sole strategy, would render any opposition’s game plan embarrassingly obsolete, writes Robert J. Traydon.

'Blacks with Access' may not plead ignorance

2017-10-12 08:41 76 comments | 8724 views

Black people continue to colonise themselves so successfully that the privileged now have the ability to say, “it’s the black government that oppresses you, not us or our privilege,” writes Ashanti Kunene.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - American guns

2017-10-11 12:48 2609 views

In the 11th article in the ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’ series, Open Secrets looks at the shadowy world of illegal arms dealing between the US and apartheid South Africa, and the CIA links behind them.

Mmusi Maimane: Treatment of black farmers shows the sham of ANC 'empowerment'

2017-10-09 11:00 2986 views

The ANC will have you believe that they care about land reform, but in reality they care about control. This is not real empowerment, says Mmusi Maimane.

Film change is on track

2017-10-08 05:43 188 views

In light of recent reports about the “crisis” at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), it is important to give context to the work that it does, writes Phil Molefe.

#WithoutWalls – starting the debate about Africa’s youth

2017-10-08 05:43 219 views

Until the lion learns to read and write, the Nigerian thinker and novelist Chinua Achebe warned us, the story of the hunt shall always be told from the perspective of the hunter, writes Fred Khumalo.


Joburg mayor has no vision for the poor

2017-10-15 06:18 1096 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 00:00 466 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.

EDITORIAL: How about that day in court?

2017-10-15 06:19 1420 views

The current appeasement strategy being pursued by elements of the NPA is not something President Zuma would be able to call on at a future time, irrespective of who the president will be.

From Cape to Rio, we need political solutions, not military ones

2017-10-12 07:37 6 comments | 2068 views

Both the Western Cape premier and police minister have advocated for military intervention in Cape Town’s violent neighbourhoods. Based on what we learnt from Rio, it's a bad idea, writes Benjamin Fogel.

Dear Makhosi Khoza - we don't need another failed party

2017-10-11 11:36 37 comments | 3200 views

Like Mamphela Ramphele, you are a great leader with an incredible track record, but you are going to compete for the same votes as the ANC and DA and you will lose, writes Dimo Mariri.

Why so many South Africans back the All Blacks

2017-10-09 14:55 35 comments | 15464 views

Outside of New Zealand itself, one of the largest contingents of All Black rugby supporters is to be found in the Eastern and Western Cape. It's likely to remain that way, writes Terry Bell.

Let's scrap 'too posh to push'

2017-10-08 00:10 1700 views

Sexual and reproductive rights are human rights, and it is time to start promoting the right of all women to choose not only when and how often to have children, but also by which method they have them, writes Berenice Paulse.

How to end the destruction of public property

2017-10-08 05:43 302 views

The war on public property can be stopped, write Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Jeffrey Sehume.

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