It is sad when a party loses talented people. It is sadder when one has worked for decades to build a party to see it teetering on the brink of a major setback.
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Cancel culture is dangerous. It has the potential to cause enormous damage. By forcing people to seek safe and approved options, it leaves personality and humour dead in its wake, writes Howard Feldman.
All of us need some time out and time not only to slow down physically, but also mentally. As much as our bodies need to occasionally detox, we also need an occasional mental and spiritual detox, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
As the senior US diplomat in South Africa, and as a determined businesswoman myself, I will especially strive to help more women to achieve their professional goals, writes new US ambassador to SA Lana Marks.
Redefining what that prosperity would look like needs to be done by leveraging the energies of millions of citizens dispersed in thousands of communities in both rural and urban areas, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The EFF that comes out of the elective conference will most likely no longer have a place for Godrich Gardee and Dali Mpofu, who seem to be indifferent towards defending their fellow leaders on allegations of impropriety, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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The socialists and communists in the ANC kraal are not all bad people – some of them are very decent, but it is impossible to run a modern economy in a constitutional democracy when there is constant tension between diametrically opposed policy directions, argues Douglas Gibson.
Ralph Mathekga's concerns about advocacy and lobbying are misplaced and his proposal risks setting a dangerous precedent both for civil rights and for the county's ability to interrogate failed policy. Advocacy has always played, and continues to play, a part in South African politics, argues the IRR's Sara Gon.
A woman who knows everything about the high price you pay in the ANC for standing up against corruption attended my launch in Hyde Park on Tuesday. Her name is June Petersen, writes Adriaan Basson.
The prevailing differences within the ANC are caused by power-mongering and jostling for positions which become heightened in the run-up to conferences held at local, regional, provincial and national levels.
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"A bit of kindness goes a long way."
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Motshekga says parents can opt out of the LO curriculum.
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What are my choices of characters for a committed and ethical public official? I have chosen a deep personal commitment to the greater good over the long run rather than to particular interests over the short run, writes Rich Mkhondo.
I have no doubt President Cyril Ramaphosa knows what needs to be done in order to rein in our spending, curb our debt and bring back investment. But the fact that he can't do any of it is worrying, writes John Steenhuisen.
There are many lessons to be drawn from the meaning of the fall of the Berlin Wall, writes Germany's ambassador to South Africa, Martin Schäfer. Some are domestic, like the fight against racism, and some are international, like the need for multilateralism, writes Martin Schäfer.
The fact that the detractors are coming out for all to see them is not a bad thing. It allows us to challenge them about their myopic attempt to elevate narrow racial considerations over national pride, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The celebrations we've seen since Saturday didn't just suddenly get resurrected when we won the Rugby World Cup. Our desire to be one nation has persisted since 1994, despite a few very hard knocks, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
For South Africa to effect transparency about the use of money in politics, lobbyists will have to be properly regulated and identified, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Kolisi and Erasmus' rainbow nation has no room for holy cows. With the greatest of respect, this is not a time for only singing "Shosholoza" and holding hands and thinking things will change, writes Adriaan Basson.
Springbok rugby has always been contested terrain. Siya Kolisi and his team carry much more history on their shoulders than just heartwarming victories and shattering defeats, writes Pieter du Toit.
I know you know the history of this country well enough to know that these divides cannot be placed on the shoulders of great athletes such as yourself to fix, writes Mayihlome Tshwete to Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.
Maimane and Mashaba have an opportunity to build a coherent liberal party that can appeal to both black and white South Africans who sincerely want a just South Africa.
A little-known train disaster in 1949 symbolises so much more than merely the racist labour regime of the previous century. It also symbolises how arrogant nationalist politicians pay lip-service to this country's history, writes an angry Charles van Onselen.
Tito Mboweni's updated economic policy document says all the right things that he would like to see done. But there are still no ideas on how to get implementation going, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Despite Tito Mboweni's plans for the economy, nothing is getting done, political decisions take precedent over sound economic policy and fears over infighting restrains urgency, writes Pieter du Toit.
Although I am not a rugby fan, I am a fan of South Africa. I am a fan of the team that represents all South Africans and that has shown that "together we are stronger", writes Howard Feldman.
In this open letter to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, the South African Editors' Forum asks why the minister has made two contradictory statements.
While the liberal media has sought to drive a wedge and divide the ANC, the people have always spoken through the power of their universal franchise through their vote, writes Pule Mabe.
The usual crowd shots of all-white South African crowds at rugby matches are becoming a thing of the past. It is precisely for this reason that Kolisi’s captaincy is so important, writes Sisonke Msimang.
The media has over the past decade issued superficial appeals for political leaders to be held accountable. Yet, when the DA does exactly that to its own leaders the reaction from commentators and the media is hysterical, apocalyptic and silly, writes Leon Schreiber
I would be shocked if any of the millions of South Africans who have celebrated the Springbok win believe that because we returned with the World Cup, our problems have been solved. It's nonsensical in the extreme, writes Howard Feldman.
Mandy Wiener says that watching the Springbok victory at the Rugby World Cup with her 5-year-old son provided many lessons, not just for herself and her child, but for all of us, and President Cyril Ramaphosa in particular.
Siya Kolisi and Rassie Erasmus have done a wonderful job but the image of our country has again shown up the political class's ineptitude in solving our problems, writes Pieter du Toit.
In recent years, South African politics has been characterised by a distinct lack of civility and accountability. Racism and violent threats have become the norm and civilised, democratic politics is being replaced by the political mob.
In a letter to former president Nelson Mandela, his former personal assistant Zelda le Grange tells him about her excitement for the Rugby World Cup final, when the most representative team from South Africa to ever play for the cup faces England. "Your words ring true. Sport has the power to unite people like no other event," she writes.
A young screenwriter finds himself in an elevator with a powerful Hollywood executive, who grants him two minutes to make his movie pitch. This is the moment he's been dreaming about, so he launches into Act 1 as the elevator doors close.
Many South Africans, myself included, hold onto the hope that a win in the World Cup will translate into another defining moment for the country. I believe that it would generate the new, aspirational stories of youthful courage and resilience that the country urgently needs.
The economic crisis is deepening and President Cyril Ramaphosa shows no sign of making the difficult decisions that National Treasury has been warning about for years.
Today, through encouragement and group suggestions, we've formalised #imstaying into a NGO. We’ve had the most incredible support coming in from strangers from all walks of life in this country who want to assist, writes Jarette Petzer.
How do we understand what has happened to Mmusi Maimane from a black consciousness perspective? If we posit that he was a sell-out because he was an active agent in running the affairs of white people, then who is not, asks Mcebo Dlamini.
In the hidden world of cyber-crime nothing is guaranteed. Who knows what the actual intentions are of the Shadow Kill Hackers, asks Matthew Gaskel.
Gwede Mantashe seems to be in trouble. He told the Sunday World he bribed to journalists to make an unflattering story about him go away. He's since issued a half-hearted "denial", but hasn't demanded a retraction. President Cyril Ramaphosa must act.
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