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Is the Premier League ditching Zuma?

2017-09-26 10:13

Zuma’s battles are beginning to weigh on his supporters, who are starting to bargain hard and willing to consider a unity candidate, as long as that gives them a central role, writes Ralph Mathekga.

'Boer bullies' will cost white people dearly

2017-09-26 08:54

Those who have appointed themselves as the political leaders of the Afrikaner minority should consider the long term effects of shamelessly trying to protect their privilege, writes Max du Preez.

NDP unattainable without independent top cops

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As it stands it is more difficult to assume the role of a constable in the police service which requires candidates to be medically, mentally and physically fit, than it is to become police commissioner, writes Kavisha Pillay.

Playing to the Big Man’s tune

2017-09-24 06:07

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would probably make a decent president. Her record in previous portfolios in government shows that she has what it takes to get things done, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Business acts, while state remains idle

2017-09-24 06:05

Continuous revelations of state capture have alarmed most South ­Africans. Society demands ­zero tolerance and, as business leaders, we are required to lead from the front, writes Bonang Mohale.

 
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Why we destroy public property

2017-09-24 06:26

Tempers flare when good governance is absent and leaders make excuses, write Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Jeffrey Sehume.

ANC is heading for disaster

2017-09-24 06:06

Robust debate in the party has become an alien concept, such that expressing a different opinion is treated as a serious transgression deserving political marginalisation, writes Livhuwani Matsila.

Stokvels should drive social cohesion

2017-09-24 00:00

As we mark yet another Heritage Day in our democracy, the public holiday and long weekend will be celebrated by our feasting on braai meat, chakalaka, pap and dombolo, and our listening to traditional, authentically African music while wearing colourful African attire, writes PJ Ramoenyane.

Maqoma’s final resistance

2017-09-24 06:27

Our Heritage Month special continues with another ­chapter in the story of Xhosa warrior Maqoma, who was forced to leave his ­father’s kraal but was born to lead.

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Maqoma’s final resistance

2017-09-24 06:27

Our Heritage Month special continues with another ­chapter in the story of Xhosa warrior Maqoma, who was forced to leave his ­father’s kraal but was born to lead.

Ties that bind run too deep to fathom

2017-09-24 06:26

A morning drive on the R21 towards Tshwane, passing the airport, can be a test of wits and gusto because of the bustling traffic. The scorching morning sun compounds the feeling of haplessness as traffic freezes and unfreezes intermittently, writes Thami Ka Plaatjie.

Natural resources must be shared

2017-09-24 06:26

Approximately 31 companies, with a combined market capitalisation of R578bn on August 31 last year, control almost 80% of the South African mining market, writes Christopher Rutledge.

She is a writer other writers learn from

2017-09-24 06:26

Nadine Gordimer unflinchingly refused to look away from the toughest things; had a determination to name them, describe them, shame them if necessary and to fashion bold new forms to contain them, writes Lorna Goodison.

The sting in Tumi Morake’s tail

2017-09-22 14:18

The outrage over Tumi Morake's comments illustrate how South Africans have learned to respect the new, unwritten laws on how public spaces may be used, writes Sisonke Msimang.

Hybridity part of SA's rich heritage

2017-09-22 12:32

On Heritage Day, we should remind ourselves that our diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages position us well to develop an ethic of hybridity that nurtures all identities, writes Nico Koopman.

Struggle heroes do not belong to a select few

2017-09-21 15:27

Chris Hani and other iconic figures of this country sacrificed their lives for the total emancipation of South Africans, not for certain individuals, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Context is key in building a campus

2017-09-24 06:26

Plans for a university in Ekurhuleni must align with the needs of SA’s youth, writes Buti Manamela.

Be proud of your language

2017-09-24 06:26

Our greatest contribution to our heritage would be to preserve our own mother tongue, writes Lucas Ledwaba.

Stop being sheep – we are all unique

2017-09-24 06:26

Here we are again, our well-meaning rainbow nation is about to celebrate Heritage Day. Though full of good intentions, it has become a day on which we are forced to scramble about for heritage what-what, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

There is no rainbow in our nation

2017-09-24 06:07

What is emerging is the realisation that the maintenance of peace is as important as the cessation of war, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Don't demonise white people's feelings about Tumi

2017-09-22 15:30

There is no orchestrated campaign. It is not bully tactics. It is simply the sentiments of many South Africans out there, writes Willie Spies.

No ANC, blaming Rupert is the real insult to the poor

2017-09-22 08:59

It’s not only white people like Rupert who can see that South Africa is suffering from crippling theft of public resources. The majority of poor black people can feel the impact, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

You may disagree with Tumi, but she isn't wrong

2017-09-21 09:27

This is a moment to be seized, not to give in to those not wanting real change. Silence is not the answer. We must ensure that in the end South Africa wins because we dared speak out, writes Faith Daniels.

Khoza exit shows politics a risky world where only the brave survive

2017-09-21 14:34

Makhosi Khoza’s resignation is a sad day for SA and does not really help anyone in the short term as a voice of reason is lost at a critical juncture, says Daniel Silke.

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