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Data shows SA really needs growth

Contrary to government rhetoric that things are getting better, data shows that our real gross domestic product at market prices increased by less than it did last year, writes Vivian Atud.

 

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In what sense is South Africa not working?

In an economy where favours are handed out, one certainty is that over time – as waistlines and ­appetites grow – the circle of those cut into sweet deals shrinks, writes Koos Bekker

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This generation can not move on

Tshetlhe Litheko

How do I relinquish my knowledge of the abundance of the age I live in and convince my kids that a reversal of Verwoerd and Apartheid won’t happen in their lifetime? asks Tshetlhe Litheko.

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Madiba magic or stacks of dollars?

Mark Gleeson 36 comments | 6158 views

The indictment released by the US Justice Department has drained the credibility from one of South Africa’s finest hours, writes Mark Gleeson.

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Staying home with Home Affairs

Howard Feldman

South Africa is set to eliminate not only child trafficking but all travel traffic, argues Howard Feldman.

 

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The irony of traditional circumcision

Kamela Mahlakwane

I have had to deal with too many circumcisions gone wrong to believe in this dangerous tradition, writes Dr Kamela Mahlakwane.

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Are you exchanging sex for love?

Paballo Molahlehi 12 comments | 5435 views

Where are all the good men? Paballo Molahlehi wonders why women fall under pressure of giving sex to possibly find love.

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Solidarity’s white blind spot

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Solidarity’s problem is that it wants to expand and be taken seriously by the powers that be without showing any effort to recruit more black and coloured members.

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The mess that is South Africa

John M Sellar

Looking at SA from another country one cannot shake the feeling that the country is a mess due to things like Nkandla, Xenophobia, poaching etc, says John M Sellar.

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New corporate visa service at Home Affairs

Jesse Green

Jesse Green looks at the new criteria and information on how companies can apply to be included in the speedier processing of visas for new foreign staff.

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Do we want to celebrate being African?

Gerard Boyce

Coming as soon as it does after yet another outbreak of xenophobic violence in SA, few Africans are likely to be in celebratory mood this Africa Day, says Dr Gerard Boyce.

 

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What makes you African?

Tatenda Zingoni

Is being an African based on where you were born, where your parents and grandparents were born, where you stay or is there some other factor? wonders Tatenda Zingoni.

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Let’s get aggressive with Eskom

Marius Strydom

It is time to get aggressive with Eskom. Government should bring in private sector players and close down aluminium smelters, says Marius Strydom.

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The kind of voices missing in SA

Lawrence Ndlovu

The funeral of Ruth Mompati reminded me of the virtues that are so overtly missing in our national, political and social landscape, writes Lawrence Ndlovu.

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Radical change is key to African renaissance

Nhlanhla Mosele

We should reflect on the state of our continent and consider what should be done to further better the African condition, writes Nhlanhla Mosele.

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What Danny Jordaan will need to succeed

Saki Macozoma, City Press 2 comments | 464 views

Loyalty to my country always and ­loyalty to the government when it deserves it, so say the Americans.

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You know what should bother you more than false accusations of racism? Racism.

Laura Shortridge 33 comments | 1948 views

Why is it so many people are more concerned about the possibility of someone being falsely accused of racism than about racism itself?

 
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Dear Elon Musk: Please come home!

Andreas Wilson-Späth 32 comments | 4501 views

South Africa needs your help, so won’t you please lend us just a fraction of your spark to get us out of a spot of bother we’re in, writes Andreas Wilson-Späth in a letter to Elon Musk.

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Bafana are a terrible excuse for a national team

117 comments | 4966 views

Can the South African senior national soccer team sink any lower, asks S'Busiso Mseleku.

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Men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus

Laura Shortridge 3 comments | 1511 views

Stop acting like men and women are from different planets. Laura Shortridge tells us why men and women should team up together, even with our differences.

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