Guest Column

How many wives does one need?

2018-07-22 06:05 14086 views

Men who engage in polygamy are narcissistic and women who acquiesce have a defeatist mind-set that accepts that men deserve more than women, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Women must be the focus of land redistribution

2018-07-22 06:05 327 views

A woman’s ability to own, inherit and control land and property is vital for her ability to access resources and participate in the economy, writes Nthabiseng Moleko.

Fix cost and quality of healthcare

2018-07-22 06:07 451 views

About a month ago, the department of health released the white paper on the National Health Insurance (NHI), which saw critics immediately going into overdrive, raising at least three issues, writes Aaron Motsoaledi.

Obama was uplifting, but didn't say anything new

2018-07-22 10:10 46 views

Obama spoke about the many challenges facing the world but he didn’t come up with solutions, writes Marc Wegerif.

Brics can punch above its weight

2018-07-22 10:10 100 views

A delegation that takes into account the voice of its citizens is vital to the success of a Brics facing censure, writes Marianne Buenaventura.

Finding Madiba in each of us

2018-07-20 13:43 63 views

This is a speech Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, delivered at the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture.

Land expropriation: where law and politics collide

2018-07-20 07:00 3463 views

Can the land question be settled by dialogue and negotiation. Were we over-optimistic, doomed to fail from the start, asks Elmien du Plessis.

Ending the Mandela 'sell-out' debate

2018-07-17 12:28 1570 views

In recent times, we have seen many defiantly supporting former president Jacob Zuma. Yet, there has been little outcry or a firm stance that Madiba's is a formidable legacy that must be propelled and not torn apart, writes Shakira Choonara.

Brace for more pain: Price increases push poor to cut back on food purchases

2018-07-15 06:01 1559 views

Increases in VAT, and the prices of petrol and electricity, will push poor households to cut back even more on their food purchases, writes Sizwe Sama Yende.

Why the heroes and villains dichotomy?

2018-07-15 10:15 181 views

We must celebrate all our heroes instead of worshipping one at the expense of the other because this leads to dangerous ‘sellout’ narratives, writes Oyama Mabandla.

Farewell to Max Price from a political adversary

2018-07-15 12:02 1998 views

How do I say farewell to Max Price, a leader I fundamentally disagreed with politically – on how best to decolonise and transform our university – for all of his tenure, asks Chumani Maxwele.


Editorial: ANC’s double standard

2018-07-22 10:10 362 views

The phenomenon of cash-in-transit attacks has shocked and embarrassed South Africans in the first half of the year, with a dramatic increase that saw the attacks for this period outnumbering the total for the whole of last year.

Refugee management is not a simple task

2018-07-22 10:10 77 views

Terry Bell’s report, “Skilled Personnel: smuggled, exploited in SA”, sheds light on refugee management complexities that are often simplified in self-serving diatribes, writes David Hlabane.

Rainbow nation was a pipe dream

2018-07-22 10:10 1900 views

I still remember my days at kindergarten very well. It was a time when one did not even know there were differences between white and black people, writes Muano Liphadzi.

Call for the army to be deployed in crime-ridden areas in the city of Cape Town

2018-07-20 15:31 757 views

Across South Africa we are losing the fight against crime, and nowhere is this more evident than in Cape Town, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Unfair allocation of police resources reinforces social inequality

2018-07-20 08:00 1270 views

81 SAPS personnel members on average dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of the elite, while 369 South Africans have to share one SAPS member between them, writes Zakhele Mbhele.

'I did not have a magic wand' - Mandela in '93

2018-07-18 16:02 868 views

As the world celebrates the Mandela centenary and arguments are raised about his legacy, it seems appropriate to look to his first published views about himself, the negotiations process and the role of the ANC.

Nurture new Nelson Mandelas - a challenge for universities

2018-07-18 10:24 228 views

In this year of the centenary celebrations of Madiba and of SU, universities are challenged to provide the country, continent and the world with graduates who espouse Mandela’s logic, ethos and pathos, writes Nico Koopman.

Barack Obama: an enduring legacy for advocates of democracy in Africa?

2018-07-16 18:54 541 views

Obama no longer holds office but his voice is bound to resonate, especially when his leadership traits are compared with the reckless, bigoted and uniformed actions of his successor, writes John Stremlau.

Fear and loathing in a Joburg gym

2018-07-15 10:15 2287 views

As everyone else is at work, I spend Mondays at the gym, during the day, which is when retirees go there, writes Timothy Molobi.

The lethal Obama's big SA welcome

2018-07-15 00:00 3782 views

South Africans are to welcome former US president Barack Obama to the country. He will be celebrated because he is one of us – he is black, an African, a son of the soil, writes Ishmail Lagardien.

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