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Happy 23rd birthday, South Africa!

2017-04-26 08:23

As a country we had so many dreams. Now is not the time to give up on them, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Dhanyal Davidson: A response to Saffers complaining about proposed expat tax

2017-04-26 18:47

A planned tax regime, aimed at South Africans living in tax free havens, will contribute to the redistribution of some of the wealth in the country, writes Dhanyal Davidson.

South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?

2017-04-26 11:02

South Africa's newest trade union federation, Saftu, comes at a time of declining political influence by unions, compared to during the struggle against apartheid. They are also seen as elitist, writes Edward Webster.

The crisis of a president we cannot dislodge

2017-04-26 09:06

With a leader who has no regard for the values of our republic and a ruling party which has consistently shielded him from all sanction, SA is clearly in crisis, says Solly Moeng.

SA is making a 'historic mistake'

2017-04-25 08:17
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The creation of white monopoly capital as a scapegoat for corruption is based on a “fundamental lie” and could lead South Africa down a path of no return, writes Max du Preez.

Freedom ahead for famous death row inmate?

2017-04-25 09:26

This week should see whether Mumia Abu-Jamal will finally be granted his freedom after 35 years in prison for the murder of a Philadelphia police officer, writes Terry Bell.

 
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Too Fast and Furious: a South African production

2017-04-26 09:27

The last few years in South Africa have produced more movie possibilities than is available in Bollywood, writes Howard Feldman.

YES, an overseas-based SA team would beat the Boks, but...

2017-04-26 08:14

Would an overseas-based South African team beat the Springboks? Mark Keohane investigates...

The DA is an opposition unto itself

2017-04-25 14:31

The DA has become a party that silences internal critical voices, exonerates problematic key figures, backbenches its strongest leaders and refuses radical change, writes Oliver Dickson.

VOICES: South Africa's single story

2017-04-25 15:10

The South African media in general hold a single narrative on all matters of public interest. There is a shocking intolerance for any differing point of view, writes Bo Mbindwane.

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VOICES: South Africa's single story

2017-04-25 15:10

The South African media in general hold a single narrative on all matters of public interest. There is a shocking intolerance for any differing point of view, writes Bo Mbindwane.

VOICES: Mabulu's art not creative nor innovative

2017-04-25 15:00

Ayanda Mabulu’s latest controversial painting “The Economy of Rape” which depicts President Zuma performing a sexual act on the late former President Mandela is truly unacceptable, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Mbeki's 'secret' council

2017-04-24 13:00

Despite downplaying his relationship with the Guptas, indications are there that former President Thabo Mbeki enjoyed a relationship with them beyond mere chit-chat at the odd public event, writes Pieter-Louis Myburgh.

NDZ, you ain’t no populist

2017-04-23 06:17

Somebody, anybody – a sister, a brother, a friend, a daughter, a nephew, a niece, a cousin or even an ex-husband – please tell Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma that this populism thing is not for her, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Editorial: Our freedom in action ... let us guard it and deepen it

2017-04-23 06:17

Yes, we have our political freedom, but this cannot mask the reality of poverty, sky-high unemployment and vast inequality.

VOICES: Economic transformation – the wasted years

2017-04-25 15:25

Transformation wouldn’t now need to be radical if government had concentrated on broad economic transformation and less on enriching the relatively few, writes Robin Mun-Gavin.

The child is not dead

2017-04-24 15:09

The child died on Friday afternoon. A journalist rushed out of her office as she heard the news. The child’s mother collapsed. She pleaded powerlessly. Her cries echoed, writes James de Villiers.

Mabulu's painting re-politicises Madiba - and it's necessary

2017-04-24 08:34

We need to bring Madiba back into our politics, and we should do it not in the superficial manner we've gotten used to, but in a more practical way as Ayanda Mabulu has, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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