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Beware of false hope

2018-02-25 06:05 1772 views

The bar was set so low during the Zuma years that anyone could have walked into the presidency with their eyes closed and we would still have been swept away by the whirlwind, writes Solani Ngobeni.

Ramaphosa must win back people’s trust

2018-02-25 06:05 286 views

It all started on December 20 last year when networks transmitted to an anxious nation – and the world – news that Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa had been elected president of the ANC, writes Mavuso Msimang.

Taking the brakes off SA’s growth

2018-02-25 06:05 129 views

The absence of a well-structured ruling alliance has resulted in patchy policy implementation and a limp economy, writes Thabang Motsohi.

Will the ANC be by Ramaphosa's side?

2018-02-25 06:05 410 views

Cyril Ramaphosa is the toast of the town. But for how long, asks Rapule Tabane.

Is budget aligned with social justice?

2018-02-25 06:05 290 views

The focus of the budget is on social welfare rather than social development, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Say cheers to SA farmers

2018-02-22 14:17 2719 views

South African farmers of all races are a huge asset to our nation. They feed our 56 million citizens and generate much-needed foreign revenue, despite interminable hardships and uncertainty, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Why expropriation without compensation is incompatible with economic growth

2018-02-22 07:28 4643 views

In the debate on his SONA, President Ramaphosa said: "We need to interrogate the statement that the expropriation of land without compensation is incompatible with a growing, flourishing economy," writes Terence Corrigan.

SONA 2018, the Ramaphosa rapture and revitalising the ANC

2018-02-19 13:59 986 views

What has changed since so many condemned this self-same group of ANC parliamentarians for being 'faint-hearted' at best and 'rotten to the core' at worst, asks Mike Roussos.

Inxeba’s X18 rating is 50 shades of unjust

2018-02-18 06:09 547 views

South Africa is a conservative country in terms of religion and culture. That we know and no progressive generation has disrespected that, regardless of their own beliefs. But that should not allow the encouragement of censorship.

The man who got us excited about change

2018-02-18 06:09 206 views

One can never forget one’s first job. For me, it was not the work experience that left an indelible impression on the world of vocation, appreciated as it was though. It was that one day at work, when all seemed ordinary, the vocational space of mund

Women, our time is now

2018-02-18 06:09 255 views

Men broke the Golden Rule that instructs:do to others as you would have them do to you. Now it’s time for women to run the world.

Tell the Ramaphosa Story

2018-02-18 06:09 1709 views

The governing party now seeks to pursue a radical socioeconomic agenda, writes JP Louw.

BOOK EXTRACT: Nollywood vs mall mania

2018-02-18 06:09 98 views

SA and Nigeria are two African powerhouses with a complex relationship politically, culturally and economically. In this extract from his new book, author, editor and academic Adekeye Adebajo looks at how the two countries wield their soft power – fr

We turned at the brink – now urgency in addressing obstacles is paramount

2018-02-16 07:31 3033 views

South Africa's sense of renewed optimism is warranted and welcome, but formidable obstacles stand between us and our long-term political stability and economic success, writes Frans Cronje.


Who are you to audit my blackness?

2018-02-25 06:05 1970 views

We enter politics knowing that what we do and say will be scrutinised. It is part and parcel of being involved in an area of work that by its nature is public, writes Mabine Seabe.

Finding opportunity in the water crisis

2018-02-23 10:34 1398 views

We are realising that the Cape Town is not a spaceship. It is part of planet Earth, and we need a politics that works with planetary processes, which is what local ecologies are, writes Lesley Green.

Anti-poor budget cuts short Ramaphosa honeymoon

2018-02-22 11:40 4865 views

The Cyril Ramaphosa honeymoon was abruptly cut short when Malusi Gigaba presented a budget for 2018 that is intended to harm poor people, as well as the middle and working classes, writes Lukhona Mnguni.

Prof Sampie's work is a gift to the youth of SA

2018-02-21 08:12 1096 views

Professor Sampie Terrenblanche's work is a gift to the youth of South Africa, which will guide them as they pursue an inclusive agenda thereby creating a non-racist, non-sexist, equal society, writes Hlengiwe Mkhize.

Time for Cyril to put SA first

2018-02-18 06:09 1 comments | 3011 views

We need to renegotiate our role in Brics and undo the damage Zuma did to our foreign policy, writes Tebogo Khaas.

The curse we face

2018-02-18 06:09 546 views

We are all responsible for the existence of African strongmen like Jacob Zuma, who dispense favours to those who promise them security.

Editorial: Thank you, Zuma

2018-02-18 06:09 749 views

Jacob Zuma was the president of South Africa for eight years, nine months, 13 days and 22 hours, but he was so bad for the republic that it felt more like 1 000 years.

We've not seen the last of Zuma

2018-02-18 06:09 4 comments | 33102 views

When the former president feels like he is under siege, he goes into attack mode, so now that his own party has – in his view – forsaken him, he’s likely to retaliate, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

What's the fuss about Inxeba?

2018-02-18 00:01 1 comments | 1291 views

Xhosa men, including those in Contralesa, need to ask themselves questions about the toxicity and hate that they have spread recently, writes Sixolise Gcilishe.

The Ramaphosa moment: how many Messiahs can one country take?

2018-02-16 10:25 890 views

What kind of president will Ramaphosa be? Will he, like Thabo Mbeki, gravitate towards foreign affairs and the African continent? Or will he be more Zuma-like, and regard security forces as his natural base, asks David Everatt.

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