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Siyaphakama! This is a call to the youth to rise

2018-05-23 15:55

Our young people who deem themselves young leaders need to step up, shape up and possess critical thinking skills to address the myriad of challenges facing young people across the country, writes Luyolo Mphithi.

4 myths about land expropriation that must be bust

2018-05-23 08:24

It is important to carefully note what the ANC has been saying, both publicly and in their internal documents about land reform, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

What caused Willemse walkout? It doesn't even matter anymore ...

2018-05-23 12:10

What happened in the SuperSport studios on Saturday was shocking, but it has sparked a far more important conversation in South Africa, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Why school governing bodies are the key to better education

2018-05-23 10:52

The current failure of South African schooling to prepare our children to be productive and happy citizens is one of the biggest failures of post-apartheid South Africa, writes Marius Roodt.

Under the rug, rugby is still harbouring racists

2018-05-22 13:43

Rugby needs to take a deep look inward (I'm asking for unicorns and fairytales, I know) and look at the apologetic nature in which it deals with racism, casual and brazen, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso.

Can attracting more young people to agriculture naturally solve land reform question?

2018-05-22 15:50

While politicians are fighting over how to best go about land reform, there seems to be a much simpler, organic way to achieve this: by enabling more young, black people to enter agribusiness.

 
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The Calatas, Cradock… and a crime against humanity

2018-05-23 09:28

The brutal murders of the Cradock Four in 1985 by the apartheid police were a turning point in the struggle against the white racist regime, writes Glenn Bownes.

Gerrie Nel: Out of the reputational frying pan into the fire

2018-05-23 06:01

Only Gerrie Nel himself can come out of the shadows and salvage his reputation by distancing himself from AfriForum while he still can, says Solly Moeng .

Diphetogo – the road to real change in Johannesburg

2018-05-22 15:34

Those who have services want those services to work. Those who do not have the dignity of these services want to see the City of Johannesburg do more than ever before to provide them, writes Herman Mashaba.

Apartheid was a crime against humanity, but 'of a particular kind'

2018-05-22 10:19

The dehumanising subjugation of black people, sustained by government policy that denied them the rights to advance through education, property ownership, and economic participation, is where the real evil lies, writes Frans Cronje.

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Apartheid was a crime against humanity, but 'of a particular kind'

2018-05-22 10:19

The dehumanising subjugation of black people, sustained by government policy that denied them the rights to advance through education, property ownership, and economic participation, is where the real evil lies, writes Frans Cronje.

Urban land reform plan could be an easy win for Ramaphosa

2018-05-22 08:43

Stilling the urban land hunger is actually something the Ramaphosa government can do relatively easily. It should, of course, have been done many years ago, writes Max du Preez.

On the 'stand-off' between Nick Mallett and Ashwin Willemse

2018-05-22 08:25

Heindrich Wyngaard reminds us that Saturday's 'stand-off' between Nick Mallett and Ashwin Willemse wasn't the first occasion the pair have clashed on air.

Don't distort AfriForum's view on apartheid

2018-05-21 13:02

The campaign to have apartheid declared a crime against humanity was driven by communists and dictators who were themselves guilty of gross human rights violations, writes Kallie Kriel.

How ANC and traditional leaders are holding the people to ransom

2018-05-21 08:22

It is not government that is held to ransom by traditional authorities, but rather some of the village communities under traditional leadership authorities, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Beware the surveillance state

2018-05-20 06:06

With her latest book, academic Jane Duncan makes a valuable contribution to the study of surveillance in SA, especially in light of the pending Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. In this extract, she argues that Rica is an imperfect check on interception abuses by the state.

We're bound together by spilt blood

2018-05-20 06:06

Politically motivated killings are nothing new in SA, but we must not forget the children left behind, writes Nomboniso Gasa.

Sam's darkroom is closed

2018-05-20 06:06

To millions around the world, he may be knownfor his iconic 1976 picture, which could be attributed to the turn of events in apartheid South Africa, but Sam Nzima saw himself asan artist documenting the stories of ordinary people, writes Goodenough Mashego.

The De Lille issue is not about colour

2018-05-20 06:06

Tebogo Khaas’ analysis of the Patricia de Lille matter (“DA after the De Lille saga”, City Press, May 13 2018) reveals the danger inherent in identity politics, writes Natasha Mazzone.

Getting black farmers across the economic divide

2018-05-18 08:18

The raging national debate about whether or not to expropriate land without compensation has over-shadowed other important developments in the political economy of agriculture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

AfriForum's experiment will likely backfire on its members

2018-05-17 08:41

By scaring off investors with fake news about crime statistics, AfriForum has positioned itself directly against President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commercial diplomatic initiatives to attract investments, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Maimane needs a 'golden bullet': economic liberation through education

2018-05-17 12:37

How about 'economic liberation through education'? Surely that's a golden bullet that all South Africans – irrespective of race – can subscribe to, writes Robert J. Traydon.

How to make small-scale farms work

2018-05-16 17:44

The contribution of small-scale farms to the agriculture sector and their ability to survive in the current market has been the topic of discussion on Day 2 of the Nation in Conversation series at the Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville.

Why Kolisi is the best option to lead Boks

2018-05-17 10:04

Mark Keohane reckons Siya Kolisi is the best option to captain the Springboks in the upcoming Tests.

If you want to make money appoint more women

2018-05-16 08:01

If you want to improve your profits – get more women into senior positions. It seems that "leaning in" is not only important for the advancement of women's rights, but it makes financial sense, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

The problem AfriForum is causing the DA

2018-05-15 07:07

When Ernst Roets described land expropriation without compensation as "racist theft" while SA is trying to find urgent solutions for the land question, he crossed a line, writes Max du Preez.

Forked Lightning: The deadly global scenario on the horizon

2018-05-22 10:24

A second economic crash may be on the cards for different reasons. The scenario is entitled 'Forked Lightning' as lightning usually strikes more than once, writes Clem Sunter.

May Ashwin Willemse's stand finally break the camel's back

2018-05-21 18:49

I stand on the side of those who've had enough of the sport that we love being held to ransom by those who think rugby is their birth right; the guys who believe that anyone who is not white wants to steal this right, writes Brenden Ruiter.

Open letter to Mahlatse Mahlase: As a white man who supported apartheid, I apologise

2018-05-21 08:59

The true crime of apartheid was in how it actively sought to dehumanise the oppressed rather than kill them. And how, as a result, it also dehumanised the oppressors, writes Johan Pienaar.

Let's cry for Palestine

2018-05-20 06:06

Arab-American author Moustafa Bayoumi has decried the language used in his country’s press to describe the killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Diminishing civic activism in black middle class

2018-05-20 06:06

It should be clear by now to anyone who cares to see that AfriForum is nothing more than a fringe right-wing pressure group that is getting more media attention than it actually deserves. As a result, it sets the agenda for our national discourse, writes Makhosini Nkosi.

ANC's march to a new dawn

2018-05-20 06:06

The current leadership has correctly adopted an attitude to defeat any form of factionalism and divisions in the movement, writes Eddy Funyufunyu.

Where have all the great leaders gone?

2018-05-20 00:01

In the past century, Africa has been bestowed with leaders, great and small, who ruled both economically depressed nations and economically prosperous nations, writes Kole Legodi.

Dear voter, hold on for a rocky ride to 2019

2018-05-18 07:45

It is fascinating to listen to confused potential voters as the official opposition tries on the governing party boots of infighting, divisions and hauling each other to the courts, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.

The big 'land expropriation without compensation' lie

2018-05-17 13:49

It makes absolutely no sense for government to expropriate commercial farming land and they know it. If you kick out one leg of the table, the entire table falls. But saying so doesn't aid the lie, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

Farmers willing to participate in land reform - Roelf Meyer

2018-05-17 06:27

There is a maturity and willingness to participate in land reform in the agriculture community that is being totally overlooked by government, believes former politician and businessman Roelf Meyer.

The new rule of life being absolutely free

2018-05-16 10:00

A new rule can destroy you if you do not recognise that it is a clockwork flag demanding that you change your behaviour and strategy, writes Clem Sunter.

How a deal with provincial strongmen is haunting the ANC

2018-05-16 06:01

The ANC national leadership is trying to intervene in North West but it has shown no interest in changing the way Free State and Mpumalanga are governed, writes Steven Friedman.

Israeli-Gaza clashes: We are no closer to the truth

2018-05-15 16:17

Hamas is a known terror organisation. It is known to use civilians as human shields and to place the citizens of Gaza in danger, writes Howard Feldman.

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