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To describe the first six months of the year as “tempestuous” would be understatement, and most of us feel a bit anxious, writes Gary Watson.


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If Brexit isn't about racism, what is it about?

Nielen de Klerk 3517 views

As a South African living in England, Nielen de Klerk might be more sensitive to race issues than most. She delved deeper into finding out why so many people voted Leave.


Race will always be an issue, unless…

Anne Marais

Race is an important issue and needs to be treated with respect in this country, but South Africans have to take stock of where they are and move on, says Anne Marais.


The anti-SABC protesters have it wrong

Bo Mbindwane

The media must stop holding the view that it speaks for the public. It actually speaks for the owners of the media, argues Bo Mbindwane.


Brexit could be reversed

Marius Strydom

Brexit has thrown the UK, the EU and the world into economic and political turmoil. However, a UK general election could lead to a reversal, writes Marius Strydom.


Most churches are racially divided anyway

Solomon Ashoms

Sometimes I feel that most worshipers like a racially divided church and most people wouldn’t want their church to become more diverse, says Solomon Ashoms.


We are at war in South Africa

Lina Mpolase

Only the deluded will believe we are just going through a rough patch; that the economy will recover and the strikes will die down after the elections, says Lina Mpolase.


Why are we living so long?

Alan Maguire

Why is it, that modern medicine has developed this ability to prolong life at this time in the evolution of the planet? asks Alan Maguire.


'Is it necessary to loot and destroy during protests?'

10 comments | 4396 views

We live in one of the world's most unequal countries so it's probably unwise for us to create more inequality by destroying support systems, writes Faatimah Hendricks.


Kitshoff opens Pandora’s box

Tank Lanning 7955 views

Tank Lanning ponders the implications of selecting the impressive Steven Kitshoff, one of which could be a totally unnecessary swinger role for Trevor Nyakane.


A freedom charter for our time


Though this present oppression is not the same as the oppression of the 1980s, the oppressors are using the same methods as their predecessors, writes Koos Kombuis.


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How will we choose our next public protector?

Tatenda Zingoni

In August we must think of how well Thuli Madonsela did her job, and whether we want the office of the Public Prosecutor to continue in this manner, or not, says Tatenda Zingoni.


Perspective after the Rivers Church incident

Kwezi Khondile

To say that “white people took nothing from no one” is wrong, and casts ignorance on the struggle that every black man and woman goes through daily, says Kwezi Khondile.

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Zuma, it's about morals, not math

Pedro Mzileni

If we were in another country, Jacob Zuma would be out of office facing serious prosecution in a court of law for theft, argues Pedro Mzileni.


Racism, homophobia and religion are all partners in crime

Cameron Modisane

The utterances of two religious leaders over the weekend just reminds me of how ingrained racism and homophobia is in religion, says Cameron Modisane.


'It's not the end of Afrikaans'

48 comments | 5419 views

The Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch have changed their language policies and predictably, there is unhappiness amongst some Afrikaners, writes Melanie Verwoerd.


6 hard lessons Brexit teaches us about democracy

9 comments | 2499 views

It’s time for the Brits to follow their own advice to keep calm and carry on amidst the fallout of their referendum decision to leave the EU, writes Susan Erasmus. This column open for comment.


Brexit: Lessons for the South African voter

Gerard Boyce

As the British citizens struggle with the consequences of the Brexit move, there are some valuable lessons for South Africans to be learned, says Gerard Boyce.


Could we see a type of Brexit in SA?

Martin Warburg

Britain's exit from the EU reminds me that a common South African cultural identity never existed and has never truly taken root across all our peoples, says Martin Warburg.

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