Noakes legal soap opera costs taxpayers plenty

2017-05-22 05:00

How many millions more will the Health Professions Council of SA sink in a seemingly pointless vendetta against Tim Noakes, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Drought warning should put us on war footing

2017-05-08 05:00

A sense of urgency about confronting the possibility of long-term drought conditions is desperately needed at Cabinet level, says Mandi Smallhorne.

No more malls, please!

2017-04-24 05:00

Creating communities has become ever more important in the fragmented, polarised agglomeration of people that is South Africa, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Insects that help feed the world

2017-04-09 15:44

Havens that support and protect biodiversity, specifically pollinators and pest-controllers, should be as much part of land management policies as water use, says Mandi Smallhorne.

South Africa, use people power to stop Zuma!

2017-03-31 10:29

Solid, active citizenship has a proven track record and we should swamp public figures with emails, texts and phone calls, says Mandi Smallhorne.

How I experienced the kindness of strangers

2017-03-20 05:02

Yes, we know house robberies and murders are on the up, but the good news stories really do happen too. Mandi Smallhorne tells hers.

The danger of outdated definitions

2017-03-06 05:00

Would you be happy for some ancient definition of your profession to be used as the basis for a legal decision, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Zuma statue: Let's get the facts right

2017-02-17 15:19

False news makes a difference to what people think - it shifts policymakers’ positions and executives’ votes, and lives on in cyberspace forever, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The Fourth Estate revived

2017-02-06 09:20

Trump and his like are doing us a favour by requiring that journalism become a calling again, says Mandi Smallhorne.

How to deal with defaulting councillors

2017-01-23 05:01

Document incidents and take them to national media to expose them. Don’t wait four years; let's take back our municipalities now, urges Mandi Smallhorne.


The judge’s decision is not final, is it?

2017-05-14 14:16

Who can enforce enforcement of a judge’s decisions when the police, Parliament and even the president fail to do the enforcing, asks an exasperated Mandi Smallhorne.

Nuclear ruling shows people power does work

2017-04-30 16:27

The nuclear judgment shows that no decision of such enormous consequence to SA should ever be taken in the absence of public consultation, says Mandi Smallhorne.

For whose benefit?

2017-04-17 05:00

Is a healthy economy one in which GDP just keeps rising and rising, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Insects that help feed the world

2017-04-09 15:06

Havens that support and protect biodiversity, specifically pollinators and pest-controllers, should be as much part of land management policies as water use, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The hottest jobs are not the most desirable ones

2017-03-27 05:02

With many workers doing manual labour during the worst daytime heat, employers must factor safeguards against climate change into working conditions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Funerals highlight issue of private grief vs public safety

2017-03-13 05:02

Funeral processions are a lovely idea that pays respect to the deceased, but should they be allowed to bring traffic to a complete standstill, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Medical scheme misery

2017-02-27 05:00

Mandi Smallhorne says her faith in the National Health Insurance is fading, because implementation in SA’s current toxic environment is unlikely to achieve its goals.

Invasion of the armyworm mealie snatchers

2017-02-13 05:01

Air, water and soil should be front and centre in all government departments rather than little Orphan Annies at the back of the budget queue, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Urban sprawl and monkey business

2017-01-30 05:01

It is up to us to lobby for attention and funding for the wildlife who, through no fault of their own, fall foul of human development, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Traffic cops must earn drivers' respect

2017-01-16 05:01

SA needs visible enforcement of speed violations against laws already in place throughout the year to reduce our ghastly road death toll, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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