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Why the NPA must act now on revelations to Zondo commission

2018-11-16 06:00

Instituting a series of prosecutions sooner rather than later will deal a powerful blow to impunity, signalling that nobody is above the law, writes Penelope Andrews.

On the 'One settler, one bullet' incident at UCT

2018-11-15 06:00 6004 views

The Mlandu incident perhaps, if read closely, reveals to us whose libidinal economy matters in this country; whose feelings of pain and pleasure matter, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Turn yourself in to the Zondo commission and come clean, Mr President

2018-11-15 05:00 3027 views

Please, Mr President, do the right thing by your country. Volunteer your testimony before the commission without being summoned. Turn yourself in and come clean, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Aug San Suu Kyi betrayed the values she once stood for

2018-11-13 08:57 853 views

Aung San Suu Kyi's administration has failed to repeal repressive laws – including some of the same laws which were used to detain her and others campaigning for democracy and human rights, writes Shenilla Mohamed.

White parents must rub their apartheid dust off and introspect

2018-11-13 06:47 6115 views

The apartheid ghosts hover over our schools and the parents indoctrinated by their own schooling hold tight to their symbols and traditions, writes Heidi Villa-Vicencio.

Mamphela Ramphele misinformed about Cape Town water plans

2018-11-09 11:58 990 views

The key to Cape Town’s water resilience will lie in the diversification of water resources, thereby making Cape Town less dependent on rainfall as the primary source of potable water, writes Ian Neilson.

Dated culture, practices breed racism at Cape Town schools

2018-11-05 11:10 7359 views

If one looks at the majority of schools in the southern suburbs of Cape Town they have never gone beyond the 50% threshold for people of colour. One must ask, why, writes Keiran Peacock.

Recognising the private sector's heroic role

2018-11-04 09:00 774 views

The private sector still confronts a plethora of damaging new regulations despite recent utterances by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, writes Anthea Jeffery.

The private lives of politicians: When should we care?

2018-11-04 06:00 1141 views

We should focus our energies on investigating the allegations that surround him, and ensuring that he accounts for those, rather than zooming in on his private parts, writes Ntsiki Mpulo.

The DA was right to hold De Lille to account

2018-11-01 08:20 19 comments | 7241 views

Patricia de Lille has repeatedly expressed a desire to "clear her name" but like Jacob Zuma, she has consistently delayed the process of achieving "her day in court", writes Mmusi Maimane.

Club of Rome sets global agenda – the implications for South Africa

2018-10-28 11:00 357 views

The world cannot afford for developing economies to follow the same environmentally and socially harmful trajectory of many developed economies, writes Morné Mostert.

Moral responsibility for Omotoso lies with the churches

2018-10-26 06:01 27 comments | 2887 views

The problem is not regulation of churches – the problem is the regulated teachings within the churches which socialise girls and women to submit to male authority, writes Sarojini Nadar.


Disregarding 99.9% of land submissions likely to trigger judicial review

2018-11-11 09:50 3729 views

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee is planning to disregard more than 99.9% of the written submissions sent in to it on the issue of land expropriation without compensation, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Violent tactics undermine public trust in police

2018-11-04 18:00 553 views

The TRC was South Africa's internationally lauded form of transitional justice. But within the borders of our state many citizens view our transformation steps as half-baked, writes Kimal Harvey.

Politics and ethics walk into a bar...

2018-11-04 06:00 1478 views

President Ramaphosa has moved exactly as a leader should – no rush of blood to the head, no unattainable promises. He has called a halt to state capture, and asked us to look at how it all worked, writes David Everatt.

Why I left the DA and have empathy with De Lille

2018-11-01 10:52 22 comments | 12342 views

When certain "democrats" expressed ideas and views on party policies that are considered more left-wing, certain leaders shut down these individuals and grouped them up into "factions", writes Luke Waltham.

Ramaphosa must provide clear mandate for Mwrebi, Jiba inquiries

2018-10-29 06:01 2897 views

It would appear that President Cyril Ramaphosa's "new dawn" is serving us a diet of commissions of inquiry and disciplinary hearings, writes Lawson Naidoo.

Why SA can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

2018-10-28 11:00 1547 views

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. But we can't make the shift, yet, writes Hartmut Winkler.

Why we should brace ourselves for more political violence

2018-10-28 07:00 598 views

The stalled economy and reduced opportunities for lucrative tenders due to the public sector clean-up reforms will only add to the conflict leading up to the 2019 election, writes William Gumede.

DA has never shied away from holding De Lille to account

2018-10-25 08:39 1350 views

The DA takes a zero-tolerance approach to even the whiff of corruption and is committed to building a capable state that can deliver to all, writes Mmusi Maimane.

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