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You know what you did, JZ

2017-05-28 06:27

Zuma’s presidency of the constitutional state serves only to enable him and his power elite to run and milk the parallel state, which spans the entire government infrastructure. The challenge is to do so before it totally swallows the constitutional state, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Editorial: Mad, madder, Molefe

2017-05-28 05:58

Oops. That is the extent of the excuse for Brian Molefe’s R30.1m pension payout when he resigned/retired from Eskom last year after one and a half years – a term now subject to four potential investigations.

Editorial: ANC is not hearing the message

2017-05-28 05:58

After the ANC’s disastrous showing in last year’s municipal elections, the party’s national executive ­committee (NEC) said: “We acknowledge and accept the message [delivered by the people].”.

Confessions of an entrepreneur

2017-05-28 05:58

Alpesh Patel made his first million at 24. Then he lost it all. Now, a new self-published book by the Ugandan-born, South Africa-based businessman tells his story and offers advice to those who dream of start-ups, write Michelle Bao and Jacquie Guillen.

Is Molefe pathological?

2017-05-28 05:58

In his crusade as a compulsive liar, Molefe doesn’t think that he will ultimately be caught, writes China Dodovu.

How SA is being stolen

2017-05-28 05:58

A symbiotic relationship between the constitutionalstate and the shadow state has been built and consolidated in SA’s political Ponzi scheme.

 
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Book Review: Poetry like jazz

2017-05-28 05:58

To Breathe into Another Voice: A South African Anthology of Jazz Poetry edited by Myesha Jenkins.

The Great Displacement

2017-05-28 05:58

‘How does this work?” This is a phrase you’d better get used to saying – along with its sibling: “Can you show me how this works?” Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution and, in particular, automation, writes Dion Chang.

Death penalty is no answer to women abuse

2017-05-28 05:58

In trying to address the huge problem of gender-based violence, let us not hide behind the death penalty. It diverts attention away from the more complex question of what needs to be done, writes Zonke Majodina.

Super fights Cyril as IFP steals Nquthu

2017-05-28 05:58

The IFP cats in Nquthu stole a move from the ANC’s 1994 playbook kept quiet, took the food parcels, the new toilets, the new roads, the water that suddenly started flowing last month and the yellow T-shirts, then voted for the IFP. Gangster, if you ask me, writes Paddy Harper.

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Super fights Cyril as IFP steals Nquthu

2017-05-28 05:58

The IFP cats in Nquthu stole a move from the ANC’s 1994 playbook kept quiet, took the food parcels, the new toilets, the new roads, the water that suddenly started flowing last month and the yellow T-shirts, then voted for the IFP. Gangster, if you ask me, writes Paddy Harper.

Parliament spring comes early, again

2017-05-28 05:58

In this Parliament spring, ANC MPs are finding their voices as they question Cabinet ministers, party deployees to departments and others, but much of it appears to be informed by ANC factions, writes Andisiwe Mankinana.

Does Duduzane Zuma know what he's doing?

2017-05-26 08:30

One cannot help but wonder whether Duduzane Zuma has an idea of how it will all end for him when his father's shadowy state finally crumbles, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Faith Muthambi responds to News24 article

2017-05-26 10:47

Allegations that Faith Muthambi wasted no time in building an empire in her new office as minister of public services and administration could not be further from the truth.

VOICES: Root of crime leads to the door of dirty cops, Mbalula

2017-05-26 15:16

It's almost cute when Police Minister Fikile Mbalula blusters about crime and talks tough about how the police are determined to fight crime, writes Duncan Alfreds.

VOICES: Energising African communities to take over the world

2017-05-26 15:32

Scores of businesses ranging from cell phone entrepreneurs to small farmers, leather, textiles, plastic recycling, and first aid apparatus to gold jewelry, detergents, and groceries sustain communities in Africa, writes Chris Kanyane.

Africa 'is not poor, we are stealing its wealth'

2017-05-26 11:10

Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people. It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth, writes Nick Dearden.

Populism on the rise as SA, Namibia gear up to elect new presidents

2017-05-26 08:32

South Africa's ANC and Namibia's Swapo, governing parties, enter crucial leadership elections this year, with presidents Jacob Zuma and Hage Geingob both facing challenges, writes Henning Melber.

The acid test of freedom

2017-05-28 05:58

Millennials know that our democracy is in peril. We must do everything in our power to ensure they get the freedoms we fought for, writes Thuli Madonsela.

IPID vs SAPS: Stepping over the thin blue line

2017-05-26 14:10

The most recent developments in the ongoing war between the police and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) raise fascinating legal questions about the limits of the each's powers, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

Gender-based violence in SA: what’s missing and how to fix it

2017-05-26 09:19

Bad reporting normalises violence against women and produces narratives that don’t help society identify the right interventions for dealing with the problem, writes Amanda Gouws.

Struggle stalwarts' open letter to the ANC NEC - read in full

2017-05-26 08:54

The ANC, dear comrades, is falling apart as you meet and the country, supporters and members of the ANC are looking for leadership that must and should take us out of this nightmare, writes struggle stalwart Wally Serote.

VOICES: Implications of the BUSA-BBC split for the government’s nuclear plans

2017-05-26 15:24

Nuclear supporters and the government will be keen to exploit the division by intensifying their efforts to woo black business’ support for the nuclear programme by telling them of the potentially lucrative opportunities, writes Gerard Boyce.

Hone your high-potential leadership skills

2017-05-26 11:09

If you are one of a small subset of high-potential leaders, you need to take charge of your personal growth and develop five critical skills, says Ian Mann.

The unimaginably underhanded dealings in the police

2017-05-25 13:01

Just imagine there was a group of crime fighters poised to arrest the country’s most powerful citizen. How would this one person go about protecting himself, asks Caryn Dolley.

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