Dirt poor

2016-08-22 05:15

Unless we change attitudes towards managing soil, conserving water and cleaning up air, we’ll all be in trouble no matter who governs, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Votes for all - except those who work in retail

2016-08-08 06:36

South Africa does not have a real democracy if a significant chunk of the vote is not being exercised by people in retail, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Wealth and poverty: it's all relative

2016-07-25 05:00

A plan for Seven Things that would create community and safety and satisfaction for all South Africans would be true riches, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Whose side is SA on?

2016-07-11 06:45

For the sake of jobs and profits, we should all speak out about our country’s tendency to side with the Saudi Arabias and Russias, says Mandi Smallhorne.

SA government, you are seriously out of touch!

2016-06-27 07:38

How come a journalist apparently knows more about townships and the people who live in them than those who are paid to govern them, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

How to help yourself

2016-06-13 07:35

Just how much relevant life experience do famous self-helpers have, asks a sceptical Mandi Smallhorne.

The sky high cost of doing business

2016-05-30 07:28

The estimated $4.7trn a year in environmental costs of business are just too damn much for the people of the world to carry, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The minimum wage debate

2016-05-16 07:28

Mandi Smallhorne says the big question around the minimum wage issue is how to drive the demand for products and services that create employment.

Hold government to the Constitution

2016-05-02 14:07

Government should be taken to the Constitutional Court for inefficient, wasteful and ineffective use of the country's resources, says Mandi Smallhorne.

El Niño's belly blow to Africa

2016-04-18 09:39

As Africa faces more regular droughts, politicians need to consider what dire food insecurity will mean to life on the continent, says Mandi Smallhorne.


Women's month shame

2016-08-15 06:00

Women's month should be about empowering women, writes Mandi Smallhorne amid a shocking report of police callousness towards one woman's potentially fatal ordeal.

Never mind what your party says, what does it do?

2016-08-01 07:20

Never mind what your party says, what does it do, especially about food security, water scarcity, sanitation and women, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Hey Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, listen up!

2016-07-18 07:39

Power really resides with the people and we must put our heads together to beat the pompous, the arrogant and the bullies, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Waste not

2016-07-04 07:47

Food wastage is “in a certain sense food that is stolen from the table of the poor and the starving”. Mandi Smallhorne unpacks Pope Francis's powerful statement.

What the EFF?

2016-06-20 07:12

The EFF may win many wards but with little power at national level, its cadres could slip into the same patterns as their predecessors, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Political systems: There is an alternative

2016-06-06 07:54

SA must cast off the shackles of economic correctness, left and right, and start really thinking about the economy we’re transitioning to, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Sorry, 'it's the system' is no excuse

2016-05-23 07:42

Why does the private sector run everything through computer systems, giving clients no way of redress except through disempowered call centres, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Mum’s the word

2016-05-09 07:39

Ad campaigns should be fighting for women’s rights to celebrate and be celebrated, whatever their age, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Inefficiencies of scale

2016-04-25 06:25

Inefficiency not only costs money but could also impact stress-related issues like road rage and interpersonal aggression, warns Mandi Smallhorne.

Let's not consign SA's heroes to the rubbish tip of history

2016-04-11 07:59

If we are protecting an ANC that has abandoned its principles, the suffering of those who live on in the archives has been in vain, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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