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Why I fear for South Africa

2017-12-13 08:43

Unless something dramatic happens, it is likely that the 54th ANC conference will also bury the organisation of Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

A day by day guide through the ANC conference

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While the official agenda for the ANC's 54th national conference will only be made known at the start of the conference, this is how events are likely to unfold.

Steinhoff vs state capture: which is the lesser of two evils?

2017-12-13 06:01

Any claim that the Steinhoff drama eclipses the economic and reputational effects of Zupta-led state capture on SA is political opportunism of the worst kind, says Solly Moeng.

How state capture fuels corporate corruption

2017-12-12 09:20

Corruption is corruption, is corruption. It's no different if it takes place in the private or public sector. But where politicians are implicated, prosecutions seem to dry up, writes Wayne Duvenage.

ANC conference: Who pays, where they stay and who counts the votes

2017-12-11 14:28

This weekend the ANC will convene for its 54th national conference. Who pays for the conference? Where do delegates stay? Who facilitates the elections? Here are 5 things you didn't know.

Talk of unity in the ANC is disingenuous, and dangerous

2017-12-11 10:47

The "unity" ticket is being used to co-opt those with a sense of ethics into the company of those who are ethically compromised so that they could all look the same, writes Mashupye Maserumule.

 
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The future lies with us, the people - not the ANC

2017-12-12 07:58

If Cyril Ramaphosa does become president, we would have to apply as much pressure on him and his administration as we had piled on Jacob Zuma the last few years, writes Max du Preez.

SA needs fresh approach to stubbornly high inequality

2017-12-12 11:01

It is vital to identify the social forces inside and outside the state that could build a broad coalition against inequality. This requires an understanding of power beyond the power to control markets, writes Edward Webster.

Court ruling gives a glimpse of life under Ramaphosa

2017-12-11 10:15

If Ramaphosa were to become the president, he would certainly have to bring to an end the frivolous litigation that government, particularly Zuma's executive, has embarked on, writes Ralph Mathekga.

It's raining money in SA football, but where are the goals?

2017-12-11 15:30

SAFA reported a healthy profit at its AGM while the the broadcast deal with SuperSport was extended. But where are the goals on the field, asks S'Busiso Mseleku.

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It's raining money in SA football, but where are the goals?

2017-12-11 15:30

SAFA reported a healthy profit at its AGM while the the broadcast deal with SuperSport was extended. But where are the goals on the field, asks S'Busiso Mseleku.

Women need our love and support - now more than ever

2017-12-11 08:47

Rape is a traumatic experience and we have read about many cases where the victims block it out completely. When a woman does come out, we shouldn't act like a mob that condemns her, writes Mbuyiselo Botha.

Lest we forget SS Mendi

2017-12-10 06:09

An often-forgotten tragedy of human rights violations and loss of life by over 600 black South African Soldiers. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela reflects in this foreword.

Zola 7 and Black Consciousness

2017-12-10 06:09

An expansive new book on Black Consciousness offers a history of the movement and explores how Steve Biko’s beliefs have been steadily reframed by each generation through developments such as kwaito and Fallism.

Ethics must come from the people

2017-12-11 15:33

There’s no corrupt government without corrupt business – and both of them quite often have shady friends, at one or two removes, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Blitzboks still the pride of SA rugby

2017-12-11 08:29

It wasn't the result they had hoped for, but the Blitzboks remain South African rugby's most prized possession, writes Lloyd Burnard.

Book review: Teetering on the precipice

2017-12-10 06:09

Unlike what the blurb suggests about this political thriller being about the transient nature of dreams, Bare Ground is about the hard reality of Johannesburg. It is about the death of the old order and South Africa’s decline into kleptocracy, writes Thomas Hartleb.

Mondli Makhanya: Democracy’s the real winner

2017-12-10 06:09

During the ANC’s centenary celebrations in 2012, the party dedicated each month to honouring is past presidents, writes Mondli Makhanya.

What went wrong after Madiba’s death?

2017-12-10 06:09

‘What will happen to South Africa after Mandela goes?” A group of US journalist friends asked this question while travelling through Qunu – the village where Madiba grew up, writes Janet Heard.

The vote in a moment of crisis

2017-12-10 06:09

As the ANC goes to its conference, it is clear that the party is in trouble. The dark cloud that hangs over the movement has prompted cynics to predict the imminent demise of the ANC, writes Thami Ntenteni.

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