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The first drought bulletin

2017-07-24 14:02

Since nobody else in the major media outlets has taken up my challenge of writing a drought bulletin for Cape Town, I will attempt to do the first one, says Clem Sunter.

SA's mafia is betraying the struggle and the people

2017-07-24 08:33

SA is losing good people – not just to emigration, but also to the morass of poverty and the knock-on effects of money pouring into the wrong coffers, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Should it really take tragic celebrity suicides to shine the spotlight on mental health?

2017-07-24 07:59

Health24 writer Mandy Freeman reflects on the recent suicide of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. Why does the world only take notice of mental illness following the suicide of a celebrity?

Low-key Bafana wins no big deal

2017-07-24 12:56

Sy Lerman puts Bafana Bafana's recent results, particularly those against Botswana and Namibia, into perspective.

Punish crime in all its forms

2017-07-22 23:45

Descent to lawlessness does not happen overnight. It takes place over a number of years and is usually encouraged by the absence of consequences for those who break the law, writes Kaizer Nyatsumba.

The ANC is beyond reform

2017-07-22 23:45

One cannot forget that the ANC was the midwife that delivered the end of apartheid and the birth of ­democracy, writes Prithiraj Dullay.

 
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Book extract: Bonang - From A to B

2017-07-23 06:05

South African businesswoman and radio and TV personality Bonang Matheba’s popularity is unmatched. In this extract from her new book, she gives her fans some insight into the evolution of the industry.

Book review: Significant lessons from Seme’s life

2017-07-23 06:05

The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme by Bongani Ngqulunga, writes Solani Ngobeni.

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Editorial: Minister of disaster

2017-07-23 06:05

In March this year – at the height of the grants crisis – social development director-general Zane Dangor resigned, unable to tolerate working with his incompetent and uncaring minister, Bathabile Dlamini.

The future won’t wait

2017-07-23 06:05

SA needs a new technology-driven public education model, writes Tebogo Khaas,

Madiba’s dream will come after 2019

2017-07-23 06:05

A post-ANC coalition government will come to power in 2019 with one mission: to reignite the dream of 1994 and bring Madiba’s ethics into national government, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Sex crime isn’t a punch line

2017-07-23 06:05

R Kelly rocketed into headlines again this week, unsurprisingly, for running an alleged sex cult. Until now, the singer’s sexual predation has done little to hurt his career, writes Grethe Kemp.

Inside Labour: The bigger picture of patronage and corruption

2017-07-21 10:29

As unions fight to stop SA slipping deeper into the mire, they should bear in mind that political will is needed to tackle corruption and patronage-fuelled incompetence, says Terry Bell.

IN FOCUS | Jonathan Jansen: Hold academics accountable

2017-07-20 15:11

When somebody puts on the table a term like radical economic transformation, I expect social scientists to say, wait, let’s unpack this. What does this mean? We just swallow the stuff, says Jonathan Jansen.

Editorial: We loved the message in the music, Bra Ray

2017-07-23 06:05

During the dark days of apartheid, the music of Ray Chikapa Phiri and his jazz band, Stimela, brought hope to many in the struggle.

When MPs do their jobs

2017-07-23 06:05

This week’s resignation of former SABC chief financial officer James Aguma hopefully closed a dark chapter of crippling impunity at the public broadcaster, writes Andisiwe Makinana.

Youth jazz festival a rare opportunity

2017-07-23 06:05

Every winter for the past 25 years the little university dorpie of Grahamstown has been host to a unique world-class skills exchange and festival – the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival, writes Percy Mabandu.

A man-made disaster of epic proportions

2017-07-23 06:05

Six years ago, South Sudan gained independence in a joyous occasion that marked a dramatic end to the intergeneration struggle of its people, writes Peter Biar Ajak.

For the elite, by the elite

2017-07-23 06:05

Policies and legislation over the past 23 years have only served to deepen and entrench poverty and inequality among the masses, writes Christopher Rutledge.

Bell Pottinger personifies the smiling face of corporate evil

2017-07-21 16:04

When the bottom line is king, ethical considerations often fly out the window. The Bell Pottinger case is just scratching the tip of the corporate iceberg, says Susan Erasmus.

ANC must deal with the elephant in the room, not Makhosi Khoza

2017-07-21 05:01

The ANC must take responsibility and confront the root cause of this rot that manifests as factionalism instead of shifting the goal post by persecuting Dr Makhosi Khoza, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

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