Guest Column

Black people will vote for the ANC while white people vote for Ramaphosa

2019-03-22 06:00

Unconditional black ANC voters do not regard the party as corrupt, only certain individuals, while white South Africans are tempted to vote for Cyril Ramaphosa, but perhaps for the wrong reasons, writes Solly Moeng.

The next government's biggest job? Education

2019-03-21 09:00 348 views

It is clear that resources need to be not just increased but also allocated where they are needed most to ensure that all children can receive a decent education, write Shenilla Mohamed and Iain Byrne.

Five solutions to #KeepTheLightsOn

2019-03-21 11:24 504 views

The recent rolling blackouts, set to intensify, show that Eskom's operations have reached the level of a national crisis, writes Mmusi Maimane.

How to build a human rights culture and fight populism

2019-03-21 07:00 199 views

To overcome populism, it is important to develop a spirit and ethic of tolerance and embrace, writes Nico Koopman.

Resisting the looters who stole our human rights

2019-03-21 07:00 392 views

With the Zondo commission underway, more than 20 civil society organisations have come together to establish a "civil society working group on state capture".

Are election candidates fit to hold office?

2019-03-19 05:00 1509 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.

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

2019-03-18 11:06 2 comments | 931 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.

Expropriation, Disrupted Land and the IRR

2019-03-17 07:00 1091 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 54 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 12:02 269 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 2010 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 | 1643 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.


Visit by US deputy secretary of state highlights seriousness of land question

2019-03-20 06:00 2875 views

As the game plan around expropriation without compensation becomes clearer – notably in the publication of the Expropriation Bill – the reality may be altogether more insidious, writes Terence Corrigan.

The Christchurch terror attack affects Muslims everywhere

2019-03-19 11:55 2114 views

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.

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

2019-03-18 16:28 4992 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.

Copyright reforms to improve access to education

2019-03-18 09:18 173 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 1637 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 09:23 382 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 1188 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 1809 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.

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