The problem is that when general policy failure happens, it is unjustifiable to conclude that the general policy failures are caused by affirmative action, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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There can be little doubt that post-1994 Ben was a rarity - a truly dedicated constituency MP, who worked hard for his local community, worked hard to bridge the gap between rich and poor, worked hard to bring about a better life for those living in squalor, writes Roger Southall.
This is the villain that leaps out of the bath in a rage when you thought that he was dead. This is a toddler throwing a tantrum because he doesn't like what is happening. This is Eskom se last push, writes Howard Feldman.
Our countries are facing similar challenges, and we have launched several national initiatives in our efforts to address them. Still, we need to design new policies that are more innovative, more progressive, more ambitious and more comprehensive, writes Aurélien Lechevallier and Ana Luisa Fajer.
Supporting Gogos to support young parents - single or married - would be the most cost-effective way of repairing our broken social fabric and reducing, and ultimately eliminating violence, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The death of Ben Turok (92) means that one of the last links between the generation of ANC leaders that bore the brunt of the early days of the brutal apartheid machine and today have been severed. His death means the ANC loses wisdom and knowledge that the ANC can ill afford, writes Pieter du Toit.
The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
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If there’s anything that the government and party of former president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for – apart from corruption, mismanagement and theft – it will be the brazen manner in which the capture clique attempted to hijack National Treasury on December 9, 2015, writes Pieter du Toit.
Young girls learn very early in life that they cannot (and should not) think for themselves and instead, conform to society, try not to do the things that boys do and never be the "head", always the necks, writes Nthabi Nhlapo.
President Ramaphosa operates in the world of politics. In South African terms, it is a world of windy rhetoric, scapegoating, pandering to special interests and the endless evasion of responsibility. A prime signifier of this has been government's approach to its state-owned enterprises, and its deep reluctance to consider retrenchments there, writesTerence Corrigan.
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In November 2019, the South African Corporate Governance Index reported a slight improvement in the perceptions of organisational ethics in the country. This is somewhat startling, as it bucks the trend of recent years, writes Deon Rossouw .
The view that our identities, including that of race, are "socially constructed" rather than immutable may seem startling to many. But this notion is part of a much-respected tradition in the social sciences, writes Belinda Bozzoli.
As we enter into festive mode and get ready for a season with our families, I’m reminded that some families will sit and recoup this December without a son, daughter, cousin, niece, nephew, brother or sister, writes Kamva Somdyala.
2019 taught us that South Africans want the best for each other, that together, we are stronger. More than that, it proved that with the right attitude we can really achieve pretty much anything, writes Howard Feldman.
Very few of us would notice if SAA didn't exist any more. However, if our food production stops or even just slows down dramatically, it will affect every single one of us – especially the poor, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
By withdrawing from the Chairman's Conversation on Power FM, President Cyril Ramaphosa missed an opportunity to take the nation into his confidence and be accountable for a number of issues bedeviling South Africa, writes Lukhona Mnguni .
As the country waits with bated breath for the "state capture arrests" to start – hopefully before Christmas – the names of some top private sector executives should also be on the NPA's "priority list", writes Adriaan Basson.
The "classical liberals" have got their way, and Mmusi Maimane has been replaced with John Steenhuisen as interim leader. To their credit, as dominant bloc they seem concerned about the message that the party’s internal racial conflict and resultant repeated purges of black leaders sends to the wider voting public, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.
It is between these two places, Kroonstad and Three Anchor Bay, that Willem Breytenbach spent the prime of his adult life - what now appears to be an undeniable fact - as a sexual predator and got away with it. For 40 years.
Malema and the EFF must evolve in part by listening to critics and not rubbishing them or calling them names. The party must begin to reflect the aspirations of all South Africans, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
When the DA speaks of promoting "equality of opportunity", we do not mean that everyone already has equal opportunities, but that everyone should have equal opportunities, writes Zakhele Mbhele.
Watching a nervous Pule Mabe trying to spin the ANC's response to Bongani Bongo's arrest and the reappointment of Bathabile Dlamini, almost made me feel sorry for him, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Namibia’s political stability so far has been vested in the dominance of Swapo. Those opposing its control face an uphill battle. If they make inroads, they should not be sidelined by manipulation of the election results.
The ANC demonstrates their determination to keep "unity" at all costs while citizens watch helplessly as those who failed to protect public interests continue to occupy responsible positions at taxpayers' expense, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The first reaction from many people to the Willem Breytenbach revelations and to other sexual predators who have not yet been exposed, is, "we always suspected something, but we didn't know it was this bad", writes Adriaan Basson.
A contextual approach (regardless of the reason for the expropriation) with flexible policy guidelines on the calculation of compensation will address the problem more effectively, and prevent litigation that drives up the cost of expropriation exponentially, writes Elmien du Plessis.
Public sentiment is once again firmly against the suits running the game and a diabolical media approach has entrenched that feeling. Five journalists had their accreditation revoked at the Mzansi Super Leagues games in Cape Town and Joburg last weekend. Sponsors are unhappy and independent directors are resigning, writes Mandy Wiener.
There have always been two crossroads for South Africa to take the High Road in the long run. The first was political and successfully navigated towards the end of the last century. However, the second crossroads was economic and is where we stand right now having had almost 10 years of disappointing GDP growth and even a recession, writes Clem Sunter.
A day before corruption accused company Bosasa's assets are set to be auctioned, News24 investigative journalist Kyle Cowan visited the company's Krugersdorp headquarters. Behind the massive gates, a different world was waiting.
It is senseless that the best way to get people to pay what they do not need or want, is to reward them with exactly what they do not need, writes Ralph Mathekga.
HIV is the most common chronic illness in South Africa. One in every five is infected and one in every 13 takes antiretroviral drugs daily. Managing HIV medically has become more of a part of normal life.
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Labour relations can become a hindrance to progress if they are governed by mistrust and ideological warfare. But if trust, responsibility and clear rules reign, like in Germany, it can shape a country's social progress, writes Martin Schäfer.
It's difficult to describe how anxious and jumpy Wiggett is. If you've listened to the podcast, you'll know that he speaks in an awkward staccato, at times mulling each word, at others firing them off in rapid succession. He's self-deprecating and wry.
Without overseeing what our kids are doing on Instagram, checking in frequently and having multiple conversations around your children's online activity, they are bound to make mistakes with long term serious psychological, reputational and even legal consequences.
We are more robust than you imagine, and we are capable of laughing at the most challenging of subjects, writes Howard Feldman.
Feedback from the IMF, Moody's and S&P should serve as a wake-up call, says Solly Moeng.
It is a stretch to say Bongani Bongo's arrest is a high profile state capture arrest. He is not even a high profile politician; he is merely a low level fixer who was inexplicably appointed to Cabinet by Zuma, writes Ralph Mathekga.
It really is a shame that 25 years down the line, we still have so many of our people suffering as much as they do, it is a shame that inequality has become sharper during our constitutional democracy than during apartheid, and check who is at the top?
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