Undeniably, voters have a far bigger say in a first-past-the-post electoral system. But in a country like ours such a system would have seen the ANC getting close to all the seats in Parliament, writes Melanie Verwoerd.


That time a white guy went to Andile Mngxitama's press conference

The BLF was a creation of the Bell Pottinger period, a dangerous oddity now preaching racism and violence to remain relevant. Our political and judicial system will weigh its merits, writes Pieter du Toit.

The price of failing to invest in civic education

We would do well to make 2019 the year of investing in civic education in our public servants to ensure that they understand their rights and responsibilities to serve this nation, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Preparing for the modern world together

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.

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