Guest Column

Burundi's president Nkurunziza no longer considers Rwanda a partner but an enemy

2018-12-16 08:00

It is important to find ways to prevent the eruption of a possible open conflict between Rwanda and Burundi which could lead to devastating consequences for the region, write Selina Diaby and Patrick Hajayandi.

Defend humanity, reject migration policies that kill

2018-12-16 06:00 286 views

Many people across the world are taking a stand for humane migration policies. We've seen people welcome asylum seekers into their homes. Will this happen in South Africa too? ask Joanne Liu and Liesbeth Schockaert.

There is no future without justice

2018-12-16 06:00 865 views

To blame Tutu, the TRC and the language of forgiveness is to blame those millions of us who make forgiveness cheap, who adhere to forgiveness without repentance and restitution, writes Nico Koopman.

Joburg's wealthiest gifted billions at the expense of its poorest

2018-12-13 12:43 2317 views

Given its low municipal sustainability score, it is difficult to understand why Johannesburg doesn't rectify a financial inequity that could help fund a budget promoted as pro-poor, writes TJ Lindsay-White.

Johann Rupert is not an aberration but the norm

2018-12-13 11:54 4495 views

The tendency to use the black middle class as a way of assessing the socio-economic conditions of South Africa is misleading because the middle class is a minority and does not reflect the entire populace, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Preparing for the modern world together

2018-12-12 11:28 386 views

South Africa will not be able to meet its full potential if it is unable to turn the ideas its many bright minds generate into the products and services, which will support the country's industries of the future, writes Nigel Casey.

Contestation should be over parameters not the instrument of expropriation without compensation

2018-12-11 06:01 1586 views

From a pragmatic sense, including a provision for expropriation without compensation in Section 25 should be "harmless" if the spirit of the section is kept as it is currently, writes Ongama Mtimka.

Want to support Ramaphosa's reform agenda? Vote DA

2018-12-10 14:19 8 comments | 2982 views

Having spent the past three weekends (averaging eight hours a day) on a selection panel, interviewing candidates for the DA's Western Cape election lists, Helen Zille writes on these crucial processes.

Gender-based violence: Show us your action plan, Mr President

2018-12-10 09:01 349 views

President Ramaphosa made a call to South Africans to become champions of the fight against GBV and to see this as the beginning of the journey to resolving this problem. We're ready, Mr President. Are you? asks Jennifer Wells.

Preparing the next generation of teachers for SA's realities

2018-12-09 09:00 934 views

Education does not function in a social vacuum, and prospective teachers need to be cognisant of the broader issues that relate to the lives of their learners, writes Maureen Robinson.

Vodacom: 55 million customers and zero cojones

2018-12-09 06:00 2383 views

Vodacom: 55 million customers in 32 African companies, total assets of R96.5 billion – and zero cojones, writes Sara Gon.

Structural problems in the NPA could trip up Batohi

2018-12-07 06:00 2371 views

The NPA after almost a decade of "capture" is a hollowed-out version falling far short of its constitutional and legislative goals. The appointment of a new NDPP is but the first step towards regaining its credibility, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

We should all be Iman Rappetti

2018-12-06 09:23 5497 views

When Iman Rappetti stood up to Given Mkhari and Johann Rupert during the Chairman's Conversation at her own expense she did what others in the room failed to do, writes Tshidi Madia.

Rupert schooled in the art of talking but not listening

2018-12-05 20:33 2517 views

The interview with Johann Rupert encapsulated what many South African citizens feel: everyone talks and shouts. The other side awaits their chance to respond. But no-one listens, writes Charlene Naidoo.

 

The ordinary face of reconciliation

2018-12-13 11:23 598 views

Every day, across the length and breadth of South Africa, ordinary citizens are actively engaging in activities that dismantle the negative effects of a divided past. They are all the face of reconciliation, writes Stanley Henkeman.

Why Pravin Gordhan is wrong about Eskom

2018-12-11 12:38 8441 views

I've got full faith that Cyril Ramaphosa and Pravin Gordhan are fixing what's broken, but they should take responsibility for mistakes they are partially responsible for, writes James de Villiers.

SA's Constitution embodies the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2018-12-10 20:00 281 views

As we commemorate Human Rights Day, our pledge and commitment should be premised on the pursuit to make rights practically realisable for all peoples, writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

Load shedding might shed the ANC votes

2018-12-10 11:30 6118 views

There is no more visible reminder of governance inefficiencies than when the lights go out. It is a catalyst for the re-emergence of deep discontent at failed SOEs, writes Daniel Silke.

Your role in child safety

2018-12-09 10:00 365 views

Whether or not you're a parent, the future of our country depends on our children and so the onus is upon every responsible citizen to help make South Africa a safe nation for them, writes Eric Motau.

Alex Boraine refused to leave politics to politicians

2018-12-09 06:00 731 views

To some he was a 'white liberal' and to some supporters of the National Party an astute boer antagonist. To many Alex Boraine was somewhere between an idealist and an agitator, writes Charles Villa-Vicencio.

Whether it's Good, Bad or Ugly, you gotta fight for your right to party

2018-12-07 11:48 1858 views

With Patricia de Lille forming a new party called Good, and a group called Gatvol Capetonians also wanting to compete in next year's elections, a battle between the Good and the Gatvol is now a real prospect, writes Glenn Bownes.

You are a fraud, Mr Malema, says historian

2018-12-06 12:43 60421 views

You are a con, Mr Malema, and the tragedy is that there are people who fall for your vile and populace drivel, writes Robin Binckes.

Seeing through the Global Citizen facade

2018-12-06 08:02 5349 views

Strategic interventions from individuals and institutions in our society are important but the government must be cautious of outsourcing its responsibilities, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

Madiba embraced a selfless struggle with little hope of reward

2018-12-05 14:14 504 views

In remembering five years since Nelson Mandela's passing we celebrate the lessons he taught all of us; he embraced the values of selfless struggle with little of hope of reward, writes Mandla Mandela.

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