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Is SA headed for revolution?

10 comments | 6474 views

South Africa is experiencing political turbulence verging on instability. But what are the chances that this could lead to some kind of revolution, asks Max du Preez.


It is not Zuma that will destroy South Africa

Lionel Bisschoff

What will be the true downfall of South Africa? What will cause this country of ours to burn? Silicon Valley, that’s what, says Lionel Bisschoff.


Sometimes, wearing hijab can be tricky

Zeenat Mowzer 5570 views

Zeenat Mowzer shares the challenges of following the Islamic dress code as a fashion-conscious Muslim woman in a modern society.


No, blacks aren't really like that

Lerato Mannya

The cringe-worthy stereotypes in advertisements and how black peoples’ lifestyles are often misconstrued shows you how clueless local ad agencies are, says Lerato Mannya.


The economics of free education

Bo Mbindwane

Free tertiary education should be implemented, but under the current economic circumstances it would be very difficult, writes Bo Mbindwane.


Sundowns deserve their place among Africa's elite

S’Busiso Mseleku 730 views

Good planning and huge investment has paid dividends for mining mogul Patrice Motsepe and new African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, writes S’Busiso Mseleku.


Forget the Guptas - state capture just became much scarier

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It was frightening to read that Advocate Shaun Abrahams, the national director of public prosecutions, met with President Jacob Zuma and others at Luthuli House, writes Adriaan Basson.


Editorial: Welcome, but watch out!

Editorial 8129 views

The new Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has only been in office for five days and it would be ill-advised for anyone to make any pronouncements about her fitness or otherwise to hold that office.


Editorial: A case of truth or dare

Editorial 3556 views

The public bickering between Gordhan and the Gupta's will not bring relief to either party, or their stakeholders, but maybe the court process will.


A country divided by kitchen politics

Azu Ishiekwene 422 views

The public feud between Nigeria’s president and first lady will do little to put food on ordinary citizens’ tables, writes Azu Ishiekwene.


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We need an emotional settlement to #FeesMustFall

Mamphela Ramphele 960 views

To ensure our young people get access to free, high-quality education, we should reimagine our society, writes Mamphela Ramphele.


Lest we forget 2012

Tebego Khaas 357 views

Gwede Mantashe and Blade Nzimande need reminding that the time for “elder men to rule and the younger to submit” ended with the Soweto Uprising by the Class of 1976, writes ANC member Tebego Khaas.

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Suffer the poor black children

Mondli Makhanya 3207 views

A day in the not-too-distant future we will look back on this time and rue how we allowed the country to be wrecked by a handful of pyromaniacs masquerading as revolutionaries, writes Mondli Makhanya.


Holding on to the lost American Dream

Janie Har 67 views

When it was formed 50 years ago, the Black Panthers stood for minority rights in the US. Is this organisation reliving itself in Black Lives Matter, asks Janie Har.


Here’s hoping Thuli’s legacy will not be tainted

Janet Heard 210 views

As Busisiwe Mkhwebane's first week as Public Protector comes to an end it became clearer that she has no qualms about throwing her predecessor under the bus, writes Janet Heard.


It’s time for Booze to go home

Paddy Harper 448 views

Booze was an insatiable buttonhead with a taste for violent armed robbery and murder but after 21 years behind bars Paddy Harper believes it's time he went home.


The Arch obfuscates right to life

Michael Mayer 146 views

Archbishop Tutu is an advocate of euthanasia. He also supports abortion as a choice. How do we reconcile his endorsement, as a Christian bishop, of these, asks Michael Mayer.


Don’t play to the public gallery

Leks Makua 46 views

We need more black advocates but a truly transformed ­judiciary should deliver easy access to justice for poor people, or such transformation will be inauthentic, writes Leks Makua.


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