Guest Column

No room for nuance in Israel-Palestine debate - just ask Shashi Naidoo

2018-06-19 18:00 204 views

It is extremely possible and indeed quite common to support both Palestinians and Israelis in what is a seemingly intractable conflict where the leadership fails the people, writes Charisse Zeifert.

Research shows Ramaphosa is right - South Africans do want land reform

2018-06-19 08:47 3 comments | 5478 views

New research from the IJR shows most South Africans believe land reform is important to address inequality and further reconciliation, writes Mikhail Moosa.

We should be careful to celebrate SA's election to UN Security Council

2018-06-18 14:46 1075 views

South Africa, as a newly elected non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, must be critical when it comes to the history and context under which it finds itself a member, writes Mcebo Dlamini.

amaBhungane journalist Micah Reddy responds to Kemm

2018-06-18 11:15 421 views

Dr Kemm is wrong from the get go.The idea that the initial shutdown at Necsa had to do with a "signature snag" is a red herring.

The perilous game of politics

2018-06-17 06:09 2703 views

Zuma cannot be allowed to exacerbate an already uncontrollable crisis in KwaZulu-Natal, and so harm the country and the ANC, writes Mavuso Msimang.

Editorial: PP just can’t get it right

2018-06-17 06:09 769 views

Yet another week, yet another controversy around Public Protector Busi Mkhwebane. As a bonus, there were two this week.

Young Lions must roar again

2018-06-17 12:26 191 views

As the ANCYL prepares for its national conference, it needs to ensure it stays relevant and holds the ANC’s leadership to account, writes Malusi Gigaba.

Democracy did not solve everything

2018-06-17 10:09 512 views

One of the prevailing anthems of the US civil rights movement – To be young, gifted and black – was written in 1969 by Nina Simone and Weldon Irvine, writes Sarah Setlaelo.

Whither the crucial teaching of history?

2018-06-17 10:09 159 views

It is only through the effective teaching of history that our young citizens can come to understand what the battles for human rights in South Africa mean in the long term, writes Peter Kallaway.

No one wants to be a deadbeat dad

2018-06-17 10:09 251 views

Father’s Day has to be the most confusing day in the life of an African child, writes Tsepo Mamatu.

'Salaam, boeta Bassa'

2018-06-15 09:29 2807 views

At the mosque people seemed dumbfounded. Moelana Abdul Khaliq Allie from the MJC and a son of our Vaaldorp community started to cry. I've never seen Abdul so broken, writes Johann Maarman.

Dear Gideon, I've also experienced that feeling of being unwelcome

2018-06-13 14:57 21 comments | 8355 views

Thank you for a view through your lens, Gideon. In the moments of your experience at the Samas, you and I could probably find more commonality than the sum of our life experiences would offer, writes Nobuntu Webster.

Corruption discourse may not be used to obscure racism

2018-06-12 09:15 901 views

Racists in South Africa have been successful in distracting us from focusing and finding solutions to the heinous crimes of apartheid. One trope they have been using is that of corruption, writes Mcebo Dlamini.


No 'breakdown in safety culture' at Necsa

2018-06-18 10:48 243 views

From amaB they were talking of potential death and explosions, which was like adding the soundtrack to a Sherlock Holmes movie. My respect for amaB plunged, writes Kelvin Kemm.

Change the rules to suit the circumstances

2018-06-17 06:09 413 views

Isn’t it time to revisit some of the rules that have been in place forever? After all, rules are there to be broken, or modified, according to circumstances. Let’s move with the times and be more flexible, writes Timothy Molobi.

Editorial: State capture killed our power supply

2018-06-17 10:09 516 views

If you found yourself without electricity on Thursday night, and again on Friday, and perhaps even yesterday the lights and heat were suddenly absent from your home, you have been a victim of state capture.

Be clear on land redistribution

2018-06-17 12:26 223 views

The ANC’s policy resolution on expropriation of land without compensation continues to be applauded by most sectors of our society yearning for radical economic transformation, writes Livhuwani Matsila.

Gauteng deserves better than Makhura

2018-06-17 12:26 555 views

‘No municipality will collapse under my watch,” Gauteng Premier David Makhura said when confirming that Emfuleni Local Municipality had been placed under administration this week, writes Makashule Gana.

Changes in the south of Africa

2018-06-17 00:01 1119 views

The promise of peace, democracy and prosperity in most of southern Africa has proved to be elusive, or, at best, short-lived, writes Moeletsi Mbeki.

Swazis must stand up and revolt

2018-06-17 10:09 262 views

All of Africa must be democratised so that all people can benefit from the economic fruits that accompany democracy, writes Benzi Soko.

Lessons from '76 for SA's young leaders

2018-06-15 11:46 259 views

As we mark Youth Day on 16 June, South Africa's young emerging leaders should ask themselves what it is that they want to achieve and whether their goals are justifiable and realistic, writes Alessandro Napoli.

Will new legislation punish away racism, sexism and intolerance?

2018-06-14 15:45 907 views

The Hate Speech Bill will not create the conditions for lasting social change. It is when all South Africans are assured that they belong, that their aspirations will be met, writes Zohra Dawood.

Trump was right, South Africa is a 'crime ridden mess'

2018-06-13 08:46 17920 views

As long as South Africa's shocking crime levels persist, our national image around the world will remain tarnished, writes Phumlani Majozi.

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