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How state capture fuels corporate corruption

2017-12-12 09:20 2 comments | 1581 views

Corruption is corruption, is corruption. It's no different if it takes place in the private or public sector. But where politicians are implicated, prosecutions seem to dry up, writes Wayne Duvenage.

Women need our love and support - now more than ever

2017-12-11 08:47 235 views

Rape is a traumatic experience and we have read about many cases where the victims block it out completely. When a woman does come out, we shouldn't act like a mob that condemns her, writes Mbuyiselo Botha.

The vote in a moment of crisis

2017-12-10 06:09 332 views

As the ANC goes to its conference, it is clear that the party is in trouble. The dark cloud that hangs over the movement has prompted cynics to predict the imminent demise of the ANC, writes Thami Ntenteni.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - ties to Tel Aviv

2017-12-07 15:37 1641 views

In the 19th article in the series, 'Declassified: Apartheid Profits', we explore the close ties between the highly militarised pariah states of Israel and apartheid South Africa.

Zuma's plans transcend the numbers

2017-12-07 10:47 8215 views

If a cat has nine lives, Zuma is political life itself – one of the shrewdest politicians of our time. This is the only thing that gives the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma faction hope for a victory, writes Lukhona Mnguni.

Our children growing up in violence, leads to a violent future

2017-12-05 12:38 336 views

There are about 18.5 million children in South Africa. A recent report estimates that between 20% – 34% of them experience some form of contact violence before the age of 18, writes Carolin Gomulia.

History explains why South Africans on the left argue for free passes for the rich

2017-12-05 10:30 2810 views

The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, here argue for them, writes Steven Friedman.

Violence in schools is a public health risk

2017-12-03 06:01 183 views

For a few weeks in August, I was haunted by a video showing a girl in a blue school uniform being hit to the floor and then kicked in the back and in the head, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

A lack of data perpetuates neglect

2017-12-03 06:01 129 views

Talks about mining communities have become common, but most of these are poorly informed as they hardly reflect the voices of the people themselves, writes Dipuo Seema.


Malema's dilemma: to be Mandela or Mugabe?

2017-12-08 08:36 13 comments | 8735 views

Julius Malema is one of South Africa's most contentious leaders. However, people should be slow to write him off as a political extremist. The fact is, Malema is at a crossroads, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Why our judges need to stop sending people to prison

2017-12-07 12:38 16 comments | 2082 views

A year after the High Court ordered government to reduce overcrowding at Pollsmoor Remand Facility, judicial officers need to start thinking about alternative sentences to imprisonment, writes Nabeelah Mia.

Open letter to the next president: We need a grand plan for literacy

2017-12-06 09:59 693 views

Eight out of ten children in the country can't read and there has been no improvement in reading outcomes since 2011, write Nic Spaull and David Carel.

#ANCVotes: Ramaphosa wins nominations – but battle not over

2017-12-05 11:35

Cyril Ramaphosa leads the nominations for the ANC presidency, after all 9 provinces completed their provincial general councils, writes Mahlatse Gallens.

On my radar: Woke to wide awake

2017-12-03 01:06 1486 views

We all thought that 2016 was a particularly punishing year. So much so that, when it eventually came to an end, people named it “the year we don’t talk about” on social media, writes Dion Chang.

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