Jewish diaspora taking positive strides in reclaiming Lithuanian citizenship


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.


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SABC attempts to silence protestors

3 comments | 1540 views

The SABC will no longer air footage of violent protests. That’s not going to stop the protests, says Georgina Guedes.


Dear Hlaudi Motsoeneng: This madness must stop

Lukhona Mnguni

The more we allow Hlaudi Motsoeneng a day extra in office, the longer we allow the SABC’s capture by politics of tyranny, says Lukhona Mnguni.


Social media and your job

Leah Molatseli

Leah Molatseli offers a brief overview of what constitutes privacy in the context of social media and what employers can do when dealing with misconduct related to social media.


We can’t all become socialists

Gary Watson

In this hypothetical court case Gary Watson looks at the fundamental ideological differences between a capitalist and socialist society.


The danger of uneducated leaders

Bukelani Mboniswa

A leader that is most dangerous to the people is the one that doesn’t acknowledges his or her mistakes, writes Bukelani Mboniswa.


Too fat for Facebook? Plus-size image deleted for "violating" health and image policy

Carmen Williams 3865 views

Facebook has apologised for wrongly banning an image of model Tess Holiday in a bikini that showed her body “in an undesirable manner.”


The future of rugby...

Tank Lanning 4380 views

As human attention spans shrink and T20 cricket bolsters interest in a struggling sport, Tank Lanning ponders the future of rugby...


Afrikaans is my language too


Great on you for wanting people to respect the rules of grammar and punctuation, language police – whatever that means to you – but here’s the thing: Afrikaans is not spoken only one way, says Faith Daniels.


Another unnecessary teen murder

Mohamed Saeed

We cannot allow crime to rule our lives and spaces and this scourge of law-breaking and delinquency needs to be confronted and tackled, writes Mohamed Saeed.


Misunderstanding the ANC

Bo Mbindwane

Many say that the ANC has lost its way and it is no longer the same, but of course the party can not be the same as it evolves, says Bo Mbindwane.


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Senzo Mchunu's resignation 'not surprising'

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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.


Spy tapes: 'Political interference in the NPA'

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

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Abbas to Zuma - The A to Z of global diplomacy

Howard Feldman

One has to wonder how poorly Mahmoud Abbas must be faring politically to have scraped the bottom of the morally bankrupt barrel by visiting Jacob Zuma, says Howard Feldman.


Phew! What a week in SA football

S'Busiso Mseleku 993 views

S'Busiso Mseleku is still panting from the hectic and dramatic week that was in South African football.


Is it necessary to impose transformation in sport?

Robin Mun-Gavin

Politicians should realise that team selections are always going to be subjectively made and therefore will usually be controversial, argues Robin Mun-Gavin.


EFF in Parliament: Why time out and violence is not the solution

11 comments | 4869 views

The President has a key responsibility to get Parliament back in order. I cannot imagine either President Mandela or President Mbeki allowing things to get so out of hand, writes Melanie Verwoerd.


Why don't we use retired people?

Alan Maguire

We and our planet are already in trouble – and we are allowing the brains and skills of yesterday’s generation to go to waste, says Alan Maguire.


Zuma and your future: Think about it for a minute

Martn Warburg

Should Jacob Zuma survive beyond the next six months, we will experience a savage heat wave of political and economic mayhem, civil unrest and anarchy, writes Martin Warburg.


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