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What ConCourt's NPA judgment didn't fix

2018-08-17 11:03

The NPA has pursued baseless cases against opponents of people in power and is losing its effectiveness. How much of this did the ConCourt's judgment fix, asks Cathleen Powell.

SADC to continue advancing regional integration

2018-08-17 12:00

It is time that we diversify our economies, increase participation of SADC member states in regional value chains and promote value addition, writes Lindiwe Sisulu.

ConCourt ruling a chance for South Africa to reboot

2018-08-16 16:18

An outstanding appointment as NDPP who can turn the NPA around will move South Africa back onto the constitutional path, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

My 8 hours with Mark Minnie, 3 days before his death

2018-08-16 13:33

Netwerk24 specialist reporter Maygene de Wee describes a long car trip she undertook with Mark Minnie, author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, shortly before he apparently committed suicide.

Does size matter in South African farming?

2018-08-16 09:16

The national discussion on the future of agriculture should rather focus on boosting productivity across farms, not particularly farm size, writes Wandile Sihlobo.

An attack on a mosque is an attack on us all

2018-08-15 18:00

Just as churches, mosques, synagogues and temples have provided safety to those who sought it, when those churches, mosques, synagogues and temples are threatened we need to return that favour, writes Howard Feldman.

 
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THE LAND:  Enoch Godongwana, chairperson of the ANC's subcommittee on economic transformation, explains the party's decision at its two-day lekgotla in Johannesburg to amend the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Lucky Morajane)

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The forgotten people of South Africa

2018-08-17 15:33

Along with land dispossession due to forced removals and relocation policies the Khoisan identity was further undermined in its struggle for official recognition, writes Hendrik Jaars.

The dangers of knowledge without ethics

2018-08-16 11:54

Those involved in state capture are highly educated lawyers employed by the state who colluded with private sector counterparts to use their education for evil, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Marikana: It's time Ramaphosa moved on accountability and reparations

2018-08-16 07:53

The Marikana massacre in North West, in which 34 miners were killed by the police, remains an unhealed scar in post democratic South Africa. Two unresolved issues involve accountability and reparations, writes Mia Swart.

ANC expediency messing up land reform process

2018-08-15 17:01

??It’s highly likely that an amendment will be made to the Constitution that will allow for land expropriation without compensation following a decision to do so by the ANC, writes Jannie Rossouw.

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ANC expediency messing up land reform process

2018-08-15 17:01

??It’s highly likely that an amendment will be made to the Constitution that will allow for land expropriation without compensation following a decision to do so by the ANC, writes Jannie Rossouw.

Government of national unity the way out for Zimbabwe

2018-08-15 10:51

If there is any silver lining, it is that Zimbabwean society appears to be less divided now between ethnic groups than it was before, writes William Gumede.

Constitutional Court strikes a blow for criminal justice system

2018-08-14 15:18

The decision by the Constitutional Court nullifying former president Jacob Zuma’s appointment of the country’s prosecutions boss three years ago closes an unhappy chapter in the country’s recent past, writes Pierre de Vos.

Ramaphosa cutting canes for his own backside

2018-08-14 07:59

The time is ripe for the citizens to see a leader with strong convictions stating his case without fear of offending someone. "Spineless Cyril" is not an epithet that would serve his brand, writes Max du Preez.

ANALYSIS: Ramaphosa's options...and who might be in the running for NPA boss

2018-08-13 17:42

The Constitutional Court granted President Cyril Ramaphosa a fighting chance to immediately start urgent repairs to the National Prosecuting Authority - one of the most damaged and debased institutions in our democratic architecture.

Long way to restoring integrity of NPA - legal experts

2018-08-13 12:21

The Constitutional Court's judgment that Shaun Abrahams should vacate the office of the NPA is a scathing reflection of former president Jacob Zuma's decision-making, legal experts say.

Are social justice organisations the only hope for true justice?

2018-08-13 14:18

With the increase in the unemployment rate to 27.2% and wide-ranging poverty, government seems to be deliberately closing its ears to the needs of poor black people, writes Zusipe Batyi.

Turning and turning, can Cyril hold the centre?

2018-08-13 06:01

To make South Africa work, President Cyril Ramaphosa is going to have to draw a line in the sand, admit to the challenges and failures, and how we got here. Most importantly, he's going to have to hold the centre of the ANC.

We’ve been tricked into racism talk to distract us from real issues

2018-08-12 06:05

A trick has been played upon South Africans: they are being misled into believing that the country has a problem with racism left over from apartheid, writes Dino Galetti.

I fought for principle, not position

2018-08-12 06:05

As leaders, we must put the people first. If that means making a personal sacrifice, I am prepared to do that, writes Patricia De Lille.

The 'farm list' that was... or wasn't

2018-08-15 11:55

Shivers of panic went through many in the farming community when a list of farms purportedly targeted for expropriation without compensation was released, writes Terence Corrigan.

The revolution eats its children: Why FMF activists must be granted amnesty

2018-08-15 08:34

This fight for free education was not without casualties. Bonginkosi Khanyile was recently convicted on charges of public violence‚ failing to comply with a police instruction and possession of a dangerous weapon, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Ramaphosa's biggest challenge yet: Managing the expropriation-genie

2018-08-14 12:05

The expropriation without compensation-genie is out of the bottle, and it ain't going back. The ANC is going to have a tough time keeping the reins on this genie, writes Jan Gerber.

On Magnus Malan, the TRC and white victimhood

2018-08-14 10:13

The Magnus Malan story is a powerful example of how white violence can become victimhood and therefore worthy of protection and defence, writes Jodi Wiliams.

'Hothouse Earth Scenario' – hot air or hot potato?

2018-08-13 15:37

The Houthouse Earth Scenario might not scare you, but it's sure to scare the daylights out of your grandchildren who will be trying to raise their families in the face of this unfolding nightmare, writes Robert J. Traydon.

ANC's obsession with the cookie jar

2018-08-13 12:15

There are two interesting developments that should worry those monitoring government's ability to manage public funds properly, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Why Ramaphosa must move on Abrahams, regardless of what the court says

2018-08-13 07:00

The Constitutional Court will on Monday effectively decide NPA boss Shaun Abrahams' fate. Regardless of what the court finds, President Cyril Ramaphosa must move on him as soon as possible.

Do men truly understand the results of women abuse?

2018-08-12 06:05

It is believed that a woman was created out of a man’s rib as a gift to him. This is how humanity was created, writes Muano Liphadzi.

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