“Orange Grove Wall” disadvantages the disadvantaged

Georgina Guedes 2 comments | 589 views

The construction of the Reya Vaya along Louis Botha Avenue has been touted as a “Corridor of Freedom”, and yet, says Georgina Guedes, it restricts the movement of the very people it is supposed to free.


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Not yet uhuru

Chumani Matiwane

It is concerning that 21 years into democracy we have a former freedom fighter that is willing to use Apartheid era tactics to suppress dissent, says Chumani Matiwane.


Unions and workers must get their acts together

Sabelo Mkhonza

Trade unions should refrain from mixing their interests with their politics, and workers should stop taking part in illegal activities, says Sabelo Mkhonza.


Don't let divorce stop you from being a dad

Jennifer Thorpe 9 comments | 2476 views

There are many factors that likely distance fathers from their children. Jennifer Thorpe shares why divorce doesn't have to be one of them.


Ghosting: the worst way to break up?

Dorothy Black 1 comments | 1756 views

While simply ceasing all contact may not be the best way to end a relationship, Dorothy Black feels it's better to be a ghost than chase one.


Off the streets and into the arms of salvation

Oliver Meth

Oliver Meth recalls the journey of a woman who endured challenges like abuse and unemployment to eventually becoming saved.


Lose the World Cup obsession

Tank Lanning 47 comments | 2954 views

Our obsession with Rugby World Cup results sees us not developing players, coaches or our game, says Tank Lanning.


We are as superficial on Facebook as we are in real life

Marisa Crous 1 comments | 1077 views

We sit there with binoculars, silently observing the lives of our Facebook "friends" from a distance – almost like we’re on safari in the Kruger.


Religious intolerance vs freedom of speech

Noluvuyo Mpekelana

The reactions to a Facebook post by acting SRC president of UCT, Zizipho Pae reminds us of how blindly intolerant people can be, writes Noluvuyo Mpekelana.


Waiting for Dog go

David Moseley 13 comments | 1804 views

Let's go to bed, says David Moseley. We can't. Why not? We're waiting for the dog to go.


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A loss of trust and respect

*Solly Moeng 10 comments | 2353 views

Is SA still geared to attract the best as the decisions our leaders take on our behalf put us on the defensive, asks Solly Moeng.


Why Christians shouldn't be rich

Solomon Ashoms

The “name it and claim” theology - which means you identify something you want and watch God supply it - has unfortunately taken Africa by storm, writes Solomon Ashoms.

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Another embarrassing week for South Africa

Anne Marais

Our government is again avoiding all opportunities to accept responsibility for its wrongdoings and to be held accountable, says Anne Marais.


Only the truth shall set Zim free

*Malcom Sharara 15 comments | 2745 views

If Zimbabweans don't highlight the country's flaws and blemishes they will never be corrected, says Malcom Sharara.


Woolworths, weddings and those who hate

Howard Feldman

Our world is in crisis, yet some people spend their time and energy trying to bring down a chain store. I don't get it, writes Howard Feldman.


Expropriate unoccupied land in city centres

Pedro Mzileni

The combination of a lasting apartheid legacy and a current corrupt government housing system prevents people from receiving proper housing, says Pedro Mzileni.


"I don't need a rainbow to support equality"

Pamela Simpson 15 comments | 1218 views

With America finally allowing gay marriage across the country, everyone is changing their profile pictures in support. Pamela Simpson wonders if this is real support or another Facebook trend.


Marikana massacre: Shame on all of us

167 comments | 7617 views

Thirty-four striking workers were killed during the Marikana Massacre. It would be unbearable if the only consequence of the were the sacking of the police commissioner, says Max du Preez


SA Muslims speak out against ISIS

Marius Strydom

South African Muslims are concerned about the rise of ISIS and are speaking out aggressively. So should the rest of us, writes Marius Strydom.

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