Let's enforce the law to silence cellphone pests

2017-09-17 18:13

The Protection of Personal Information Act should be enforced to protect innocent persons from the ploys of seriously annoying marketers, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Guys, man up about gender violence

2017-09-04 06:00

It’s time to ditch the idea that it's women's job to ‘make’ their brothers understand the damage they can inflict, directly or indirectly, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Decriminalising dagga can create jobs

2017-08-21 06:01

Legalising dagga and treating addicts rather than making criminals of users will enable its medical use and could start a new, job-creating industry, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Shellshocked by #GuptaLeaks? Let's walk off those woes

2017-07-31 06:00

As the flood of daily bad news turns into a tsunami, we can wait for disaster or assert our rights to health, integrity and a green and liveable world, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Uber customer 'disservice with a click'

2017-07-16 15:42

Companies should bear the cost of time wasted on endless loops of customer service calls and attempts to contact a live person to hear a complaint, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Time to give women a sporting chance

2017-07-03 05:00

The absence of women in print, radio and TV sport sections is startling; let’s not deny them the space to shine and develop a following of their own, says Mandi Smallhorne.

You're not above the law, Mr Armed Response

2017-06-19 09:41

The security industry shouldn't be allowed to follow in the footsteps of the the taxi behemoth by becoming a law unto itself, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Weep for an unequal society

2017-06-05 05:00

We need to create a kinder, more egalitarian society and get rid of the canker that’s eating our democracy and freedom alive, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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.


Irma points to stormy times ahead as SA's water shortage deepens

2017-09-10 18:45

SA should make a real drive, led by real leaders, to show people why climate change should affect all policy decisions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Coal can't be more important than food

2017-08-27 17:03

We must demand that any state decision that interferes with ecosystems be filtered through some tough questions first, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Let's raise minimum wages to stave off revolution

2017-08-07 06:00

Instead of yelling at each other about minimum wages, let's have a ‘food security Codesa’ where bright thinkers can plan full bellies for all South Africans, says Mandi Smallhorne.

SA's mafia is betraying the struggle and the people

2017-07-23 22:35

SA is losing good people – not just to emigration, but also to the morass of poverty and the knock-on effects of money pouring into the wrong coffers, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Defence against Bell Pottinger's dark arts

2017-07-07 07:54

Is there a Defence Against the Dark Arts course to help you counter the impact of propaganda campaigns like the one waged by Bell Pottinger, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

After Knysna, being fire-wary has become a burning issue

2017-06-26 05:00

Fires have such awful fall-out that we need to make sure we are doing enough to make all South Africans fire-aware and wary, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Trump turbo-charges the fight against climate change

2017-06-12 05:00

US President Donald Trump may turn out to be our best weapon ever in the fight for a liveable climate, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Never mind land, good soil matters far more

2017-05-29 05:00

We need to help new farmers adopt practices that will conserve soil and water because land is worthless without decent fertile soil, says 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.

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