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Christmas in Cape Town despite the drought?

2017-10-20 08:12

Is it morally wrong for Joburgers to go to Cape Town over the December holiday and use what little water resources there's left, asks Howard Feldman.

South Africa's media should beware of being the voice of only some

2017-10-19 13:05

The combination of a media oriented towards lucrative markets and focused almost exclusively on monitoring government, can present a "view from the suburbs", writes Herman Wasserman.

The 'often overlooked' sledgehammer that ended apartheid

2017-10-19 10:17

Although it’s near-impossible to isolate the exact moment apartheid ended, the 1992 referendum is often overlooked as being the sledgehammer that sealed its fate, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Is wealth inequality a problem?

2017-10-19 12:19

Wealth creation is a moral process because it is up to each one of us to use our minds to survive and thrive in this world, says Chris Hattingh.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

Cabinet reshuffle: Zuma overestimates his own power

2017-10-18 10:52

Jacob Zuma is an undeserving president. He liked the system for allowing him to rise to the top. But he neither understands nor likes how it operates, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

 
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Maritzburg College: Silencing pupils an insult to youth of '76

2017-10-19 08:30

I find it astounding that some believe that school children should not make political statements and suggest that the Maritzburg College students have shamed their school in doing so, writes Mondli Zondo.

BOOK REVIEW: Creating those memorable moments

2017-10-19 12:19

Creating defining moments can benefit all of us greatly if we are alert to the opportunities they offer and the huge value they can hold if done well, says Ian Mann.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - Tiny Rowland: A very British spy?

2017-10-18 15:06

In the 12th article in the series, ‘Declassified: Apartheid Profits’ we turn to British businessman, Tiny Rowland, and another of Pretoria’s international allies: Margaret Thatcher’s United Kingdom.

Sexual violence: Time for outrage!

2017-10-18 08:20

Sexual attacks change women’s lives for ever. It's time for politicians to stop protecting those amongst themselves who are part of perpetrating these evil deeds, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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Sexual violence: Time for outrage!

2017-10-18 08:20

Sexual attacks change women’s lives for ever. It's time for politicians to stop protecting those amongst themselves who are part of perpetrating these evil deeds, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Why Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet - AGAIN

2017-10-17 11:46

Desperation to push through the R1-trillion nuclear deal and gatvolness with the communists are the main reasons behind President Jacob Zuma’s most recent Cabinet reshuffle, writes News24 editor Adriaan Basson.

Ferial's First Take: Zuma Has Now Gone Rogue

2017-10-17 11:57

The president's latest Cabinet reshuffle is the mark of a late-term kleptocrat.

Can the DA survive the illness it caught from the ANC?

2017-10-17 09:08

Of late the DA in the Western Cape showed signs of a not so mysterious illness. Jan Gerber offers his prognosis.

Zuma's lawyer deserves the Order of Ikhamanga

2017-10-16 09:04

President Jacob Zuma wants to catch the wave of controversy surrounding KPMG to avoid his day in court. It's convenient. And desperate, writes Adriaan Basson.

Zuma loses bid to dodge 783 charges. But will he have the last laugh?

2017-10-16 09:32

As the SCA points out in its judgment, Zuma and his lawyers have done everything in their power to prevent the president having his day in court and would have to answer to the charges levelled against him, says Pierre de Vos.

How Federer solved the Nadal puzzle

2017-10-16 14:26

Herman Mostert explains how Roger Federer has turned his rivalry with Rafael Nadal on its head.

Mandela’s presidential years

2017-10-15 06:18

Dare Not Linger is based on Mandela’s unfinished memoir. In this edited extract, he recalls his threat to withdraw government funding to the IFP.

Maritzburg College: Pupils should be free to speak their minds

2017-10-18 06:38

It is not fair to keep teenagers out of the political discourse. Seeing that they could possibly vote in the next national election, we should be thankful for their awareness, writes Gielie Hoffmann.

Cabinet reshuffle No.12: Where is Dlamini-Zuma?

2017-10-17 12:33

Why was presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma left out of President Zuma's new Cabinet, after speculation that she would be given a portfolio to bolster her presidential campaign?

Zuma corruption charges: Time to draw a line in the sand

2017-10-17 08:22

Through its inaction, the judiciary runs the risk of being viewed by the citizenry as condoning Zuma’s efforts to avoid justice, writes Max du Preez.

To give or not to give: Why the City of Cape Town is wrong about the homeless

2017-10-16 13:22

Forcing poor people out of their homes in the inner city, and then pricing them out of "the market", does more to "perpetuate chronic homelessness" than random acts of kindness, writes Glenn Bownes.

Why Mkhize might be the best candidate for those suffering from 'Zuma fatigue'

2017-10-16 08:17

New ANC presidential hopeful Zweli Mkhize has become an attractive candidate for anyone experiencing “Zuma fatigue”, writes Ralph Mathekga.

From novice to super-fan: Why I back the All Blacks

2017-10-16 14:24

Wheels24’s Janine Van der Post explains why she’s a die-hard All Blacks supporter even though rugby only became a familiar term four years ago.

Why are whites missing from the DA’s marches?

2017-10-15 06:19

‘Baphi Abelungu?”, translated as “Where are the whites?”, was a question that was raised by eNCA award-winning on Twitter, following our march to the Guptas’ residence in Saxonwold, writes Makashule Gana.

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