Guest Column

The British Council's Mandela exhibition: history or corporate whitewash?

2018-09-19 08:49 467 views

The "Mandela and Me" exhibition at the British Council in London sponsored by Anglo American, completely ignores the company's role as a principal beneficiary of British colonial rule and the apartheid regime, writes Andy Higginbottom.

Don't equate arsonists with the fire brigade

2018-09-18 12:12 1835 views

Mentioning AfriForum and the EFF in the same breath is like equating the fire fighters to the arsonists, writes Flip Buys.

On non-racialism and freedom of speech - lessons from Germany

2018-09-18 09:15 24 comments | 1792 views

Non-racialism is a potential future that we'll realise only if we work towards it with our daily private and public thoughts, behaviours and actions, writes Andani Thakhathi.

Read Standard Bank's full statement to Zondo commission

2018-09-17 17:49 2224 views

Standard Bank's Ian Sinton has detailed how they had faced pressure from the ANC and Cabinet ministers to rescind their decision to close the Gupta-linked Oakbay group's accounts. Read the full statement.

A chance or curse for labour

2018-09-16 10:29 814 views

Never before has it become so compelling for organised labour to stand up with one voice and participate in shaping the 4IR, writes Frans Baleni.

Editorial: What is wrong with us?

2018-09-16 10:29 386 views

What is wrong with us? This is the question we should all try to answer as a nation after the release of the crime statistics this week.

Clothes don’t always maketh the politician

2018-09-16 06:03 443 views

Politicians embark on their journey knowing full well that once they are players in the game, their lives become public, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

SA resembles 1960s bathed in blood

2018-09-16 06:03 3924 views

The metaphor of the “Benoni phenomena” carried in City Press two Sundays back remains incomplete, and the story has to be concluded, writes Pali Lehohla.

Zuma insults us

2018-09-14 09:29 31843 views

Dear former president Jacob Zuma. As a law graduate, I watched with marvel your eloquent and technically sound exposition of what a state is, writes Mfesane Siboto.

Career guidance is the key to economic development

2018-09-11 07:00 815 views

I firmly believe that inspiration for future success starts in the home and we should encourage our young people to have infinite ambitions, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

Beware that walk on the wild side

2018-09-09 10:02 1132 views

Imagine a youngster learning to drive in a dusty street in his township; one who has access to the family bakkie after school to enable him to conduct deliveries for the family business, writes Dumisane Lubisi.


Can the ANCYL be saved from the politics of money?

2018-09-17 11:15 3 comments | 1024 views

We can’t have an ANCYL that is led by those who think it is their time to eat. We need young people who still have a revolutionary consciousness and not those who rather want to live a lavish lifestyle, writes Rebone Tau.

Of coalitions and electoral numbers

2018-09-16 10:29 419 views

Nothing has demonstrated a turning point in South African politics more than the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and DA’s non-coalition or alliance in three metros following the 2016 local government elections, writes Anele Mtwesi.

Editorial: Make scientific research matter

2018-09-16 10:29 157 views

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane spoke out this week about the tendency of government to be quick to sacrifice money set aside for research and use it for other purposes.

Like Biko's, their souls do not rest

2018-09-16 06:03 365 views

It is a shame that our president is willing to turn his back on fellow trade unionists while mine workers and their families suffer, writes Julian Kunnie.

Public service is a call to serve people

2018-09-16 10:29 78 views

Public service originates from the need to serve the people. The people choose a government to run public affairs on their behalf and for their benefit, writes Sisa Mlisana.

Trump, the gift that keeps on giving

2018-09-16 06:03 3453 views

Following a few “promising” summits, Brics has failed to live up to all the hype of a new global player contesting the status quo of the world political economy, writes Ntokozo Mthombeni.

OPEN LETTER: Dear Mr President, these are the untold stories of my community

2018-09-16 06:32 2004 views

Dear Mr President, when I saw you I wished I could whisper into your ear the daily sufferings of the community of Magagamatala and nearby villages in Limpopo, writes Kgabo Seopa to Cyril Ramaphosa.

ANC's response to recession drawn from lessons of 2009

2018-09-12 09:00 3426 views

Issues within the ANC leadership, that have been raising public controversy, have been minimised and society is being mobilised behind a clear program flowing from Luthuli House, writes Ndabezinhle Sibiya.

A different time, a different place

2018-09-10 13:36 992 views

In 1994, when millions of South Africans lined up to cast their ballots, there was something in the air – an expectation of a new horizon, a democratic dispensation that would essentially break the shackles of poverty, inequality and exclusion, writes Cecyl Esau.

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