Guest Column

The Christchurch terror attack affects Muslims everywhere

2019-03-19 11:55

The Christchurch shooting may be viewed as an isolated incident in New Zealand, but it is surely part of a driving force of Islamophobia on a global scale, writes Naseema Barday.

Are election candidates fit to hold office?

2019-03-19 05:00 1156 views

Respect for Parliament is heavily dependent on the integrity of its membership. We therefor need MPs who are fully committed to uphold the law and the Constitution, writes Lawson Naidoo.

ANC elders' open letter to corrupt comrades: 'Remove yourself from party list'

2019-03-18 16:28 4419 views

The escalation of acts of corruption associated with the ANC continus to disturb South African society. Not least, it upsets people who always held the organisation close to their hearts.

Legalising rhino horn trade the obvious answer to SA's poaching problems

2019-03-18 11:06 2 comments | 811 views

Those who are opposed to legal rhino horn trading either do not understand the realities of rhino conservation, or have a vested interest in rhino remaining endangered, writes Peter Oberem.

Copyright reforms to improve access to education

2019-03-18 09:18 140 views

Access to education materials in the new South Africa continues to be limited. The new law should be in the interests of local, as opposed to foreign publishers and authors, write Eve Gray and Desmond Oriakhogba.

The SSA spied on the people of SA and there's so much more we don't know

2019-03-15 05:00 1592 views

Ramaphosa's panel has recommended that those who abused their power in the SSA face criminal prosecution. It's hard to overstate how rare a thing that is. And there's even more to discover, writes Murray Hunter.

This is why we pay such close attention to AgriSA's Dan Kriek

2019-03-13 09:23 307 views

AgriSA president Dan Kriek's proposal for land expropriation without compensation amounts to exempting mega-farms while the rest populate the front line of expropriation at sacrificial compensation, writes Gabriel Crouse.

3 women and what they tell us about South Africa's economy of public sympathy

2019-03-12 05:00 1160 views

Over the past week or so three women – Elizabeth Koue, Babes Wodumo and Karima Brown – have provided a glimpse into the economy of public sympathy in South Africa, writes Lisa Vetten.

Responses to Zimbabwe highlight gulf between the region and the west

2019-03-11 16:23 1796 views

The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the region and on the continent. And solidarity with the Mnangagwa regime is likely to persist for the foreseeable future, writes Brian Raftopoulos.

You can say no to corporal punishment

2019-03-07 09:17 1451 views

I would encourage school pupils who are still being physically abused by their teachers to do the same today. And now, unlike us back then, you have the law on your side, writes Glenn Bownes.

#Justice4Vernie: 'ANC unleashed subtle apartheid tactics on its own people'

2019-03-05 05:00 2275 views

We live in a time where it is evident for all to see that the average South African politician's conscience has been perverted. Very few politicians are conscious of their primary obligation – to be servants of the people, says Sithembiso Garane.


Expropriation, Disrupted Land and the IRR

2019-03-17 07:00 1012 views

The IRR's attack on AfriForum unfortunately underlines the fact that there is little space for nuanced debating in South Africa, and that nobody dares to put an alternative point of view to the ruling order's view of the past, writes Kallie Kriel.

Change depends on eradication of corruption

2019-03-13 11:49 51 views

Change hinges on our ability to eradicate the biggest obstacle to service delivery, namely corruption. Every cent of public money should be allocated in a fair and efficient manner, writes Solly Msimanga.

The use of influencers in politics is nothing new

2019-03-12 12:02 255 views

The ANC has never shied from using influencers. In fact, the party has and openly used the influence of those who share its mission and values during and after the fight against apartheid, writes Geoff Makhubo.

From the Mufamadi report: To see or not to see

2019-03-11 18:00 1999 views

One of the key challenges for intelligence services, the governments and the publics that they serve, is agreeing on the appropriate balance for those services between secrecy and transparency.

Martin Schäfer: Don't make investment in SA an ideological issue

2019-03-11 08:39 3 comments | 1620 views

German companies don't just want to make a quick buck and leave. They understand that they must commit to transformation and overcoming the legacy of apartheid, writes Martin Schäfer.

Boosting mining itself beats beneficiation in generating economic gains

2019-03-07 05:00 550 views

If South Africa's minerals production – which is lower now than it was in 2013 – were to improve, all sorts of further opportunities would open up in the upstream supplier space, writes Terence Corrigan.

An opportunity for Afrikaners to have a Mandela moment

2019-03-06 05:00 13 comments | 2502 views

We need to return to the Mandela era and I plead with my community to consider giving at least one of their votes to President Ramaphosa and the programme for a truly better South Africa, says Nick Koornhof.

A letter from the National Arts Festival CEO: Makhanda will have water

2019-03-05 11:00 524 views

Our overriding message is that the town and the festival will have water. We've got this. And we need to reassure you that you will not be an unwelcome burden on residents, writes Tony Lankester.

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