Our obsession with the ANC is keeping us from engaging about what is really important. We fail deliberately in rescuing the public dialogue, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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We as a nation should not allow threats to our democracy to continue without rage and disdain. We should not allow populists to shape our understanding of that which protects us most, writes Bouwer van Niekerk.
The actors enabling Jacob Zuma and the Guptas to have their way are desperate to divert attention away from their own sins to whatever mud they can throw at Cyril Ramaphosa, writes Adriaan Basson.
Bosasa pulled every political lever at its disposal. After the final SIU report was submitted in 2009, it took the company only a day or two to get its hands on the confidential document.
The City of Johannesburg needs a mayor who will not pay lip service when it comes to women empowerment, but provide a clear roadmap for ensuring that more women get opportunities in the City of Johannesburg, writes Loyiso Masuku.
Inept, negligent and contemptuous of taxpayers. The credibility and reputation of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane was on Thurday dealt another blow when the Gauteng High Court made a personal costs order against her – the second in as many weeks. A parliamentary inquiry cannot be far off.
It's becoming common cause, but South Africa cannot afford to delay making the big decisions any longer. But, Mcebisi Jonas, who was fired as deputy minister of finance by then president Jacob Zuma during the height of state capture, says it's too early to judge President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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Over the past two weeks, the government has taken drastic actions against immigrants in the name of safety and sovereignty. Yet the current rhetoric reflects a stark and dangerous turn.
There is no connection between Zille and Zuma. Zille is entitled to have an opinion, and her opinion will carry weight as we see the ANC/SACP marching us further down the road of NDR to perfect communism, writes Sara Gon.
Zephany Nurse thought she knew her mother. Until her mother turned out not to be her mother. She, who had always only known herself as one Miché Solomon, was in fact a whole other person altogether.
Despite some internal ANC support for the president, Ramaphosa remains at the helm of a very unstable ship. Over the next few months, there are at least five flashpoints which are likely to test ANC unity to the hilt.
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Employment quality on average is the worst for African workers involved in unskilled, informal and elementary occupations in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo.
The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police, was in part sparked by Lonmin's failure to build the 5 500 houses it promised workers, says Ralph Hamann.
The Public Protector claims to be aware of the value of the law. She has frequently claimed to be fulfilling her constitutional duty of investigating corruption "without fear or favour". Her track record in the courts suggests something else.
There is no requirement in law that leaders should declare donations made to internal campaigns. It is not correct to impose some kind of standard after the fact, and to do so with respect to only one campaign, writes Jessie Duarte.
It can take a lifetime to build what is destroyed in the blink of an eye. In South Africa's case, that blink was Zuma's second presidential term. Now, the rebuilding effort is getting stuck in the rubble, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.
The general election in South Africa in May conveyed mixed messages: one was that democracy is maturing, the other that it is failing.
The purpose of our complaint is not to stifle criticism of the media. We believe that the comments by the EFF, Malema and their supporters go beyond fair criticism and constitute hate speech under the Equality Act, writes Mahlatse Mahlase.
Herman Mashaba has worked hard at crafting a narrative he knows many South Africans would agree with. He paints a story of corruption and capture yet does nothing to show proof for his claims, writes Geoff Makhubo.
The challenge, then, is convincing people to use land in ways that do more than maximise short-term benefits. As the most recent IPCC report states, degraded land produces less food and stores less carbon.
The political motivations behind some of the Public Protector's controversial findings seem clear. These should not be seen as failures for Mkhwebane as legal success has seemingly never been high on her list of priorities, writes Hermann Pretorius.
We shouldn't dismiss Julius Malema's persistent and pervasive threats to our nation as a mere irritation. It is conceivable that all his smoke and mirrors are calculated to avoid consequence management, writes Tebogo Khaas.
Let there be no doubt: Julius Malema and the EFF are on an aggressive path to delegitimise anyone who doesn't agree with them or who threatens to expose their hypocrisy or alleged criminality, writes Adriaan Basson.
Given that Sanef and the journalists who brought the case against the EFF are active commentating participants in day-to-day politics, do they expect to be immune from blow-back, asks Helen Zille.
In a moving tribute to Toni Morrison, the American writer who touched the heart of black life across the planet, Manosa Nthunya can’t help but accept that the greater struggle is still very much alive.
Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Would you send your child to a school named after a cigarette brand? asks Jennifer Fang.
The CR17 donors must understand that in the morality index those who rise to power on a clean ticket are judged harsher than those for whom corruption is the norm, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.
Rudland's empire in Zimbabwe is known as Pioneer Corporation Africa (PCA). Mavambo, the company raided in 2006, was a transport company and a subsidiary of PCA.
In virtually every metric, free-market liberalism is more conducive to human prosperity and environmental sustainability, not to mention individual liberty and dignity. So why does it get such a bad rap, asks Martin van Staden.
In the current context, it takes a brave (read "delusional") government to stand up without a hint of irony or humour in order to state that they will take care of our health, writes Howard Feldman.
How are we, as a City, supposed to effectively and accurately plan and budget, when we do not know who is even in our city, asks Herman Mashaba.
It's naïve to simplistically divide the ANC into "good guys" and "bad guys". Things are much more complex than that, writes Jeremy Cronin.
Toni Morrison is even more relevant in South African universities today than she’s ever been. Race is a topic that’s simultaneously sanitised and amplified in the country’s discourse. Morrison’s determined refusal to shy away from it reverberates across the Atlantic.
There is no point in regulating how political parties handle donations if we do not go deeper into how they handle their internal processes – these also need to be standardised, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The invocation of freedom of speech to justify any and every form of expression on social media simply cannot be justified unless we have no interest in the preservation of democracy, writes Serjeant at the Bar.
The once mighty All Blacks suddenly look a shadow of their former selves less than six weeks until they commence the defence of the Webb Ellis Cup in Japan, writes Garrin Lambley.
When Cyril Ramaphosa was photographed kneeling in front of King Goodwill Zwelithini in January last year, many were angry and ridiculed him for his apparent subservience.
The appointment of Enoch Nkwe as interim team director is far from the most concerning aspect of the new CSA structure, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Toni Morrison constantly reminded us that the real work of racism is to keep black people busy proving they have a history, a language, a heritage, writes Asanda Ngoasheng.
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