Mamphela Ramphele: Celebrating and leveraging Gogos in our society

2019-12-10 05:00

Supporting Gogos to support young parents - single or married - would be the most cost-effective way of repairing our broken social fabric and reducing, and ultimately eliminating violence, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Tackling the resilience of racism in 2019

2019-01-22 06:01

We have to acknowledge that we have normalised ongoing privilege for the minority acquired at the expense of the majority of our society, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Cape Town halting plans for desalination plants raises serious questions

2018-10-30 09:53

The decision by the City of Cape Town to halt the roll-out of water desalination plants because our dams are more than 70% full is most astonishing, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Don't pin hopes of healing on ANC conference - Ramphele

2017-09-20 12:54

South Africa should not pin its hopes for recovery from the brutality of the country's past on the ANC's December elective conference, says politician and academic Mamphela Ramphele.

‘Blinded by idealism’

2017-04-08 23:34

In this extract from her book – Dreams, Betrayal and Hope – Mamphela Ramphele writes that she had underestimated the loyalty of ANC voters who supported the party regardless of the poor performance of those in government.

We still marginalise our own languages

2017-02-12 06:06

Why are South Africans so keen to excel at English at the expense of their mother tongues, which have equal status in our Constitution, asks Enock Shishenge.

We need an emotional settlement to #FeesMustFall

2016-10-23 06:01

To ensure our young people get access to free, high-quality education, we should reimagine our society, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

SA's future imprisoned by its unacknowledged past - Mamphela Ramphele

2016-09-16 08:02

SA needs to acknowledge that 22 years into democracy, society remains wounded, says activist and former politician Mamphela Ramphele.

A robust health system for the future

2016-09-04 07:45

The strengthening of health systems has become an urgent global strategic agenda in the aftermath of devastating pandemics, such as HIV/Aids in sub-Saharan Africa and Ebola in west Africa.

Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele moves on

2015-02-22 21:14

Life goes on for Mamphela Ramphele. She lives in a mansion in Camps Bay and insists on flying business class, but her former AgangSA staff members are battling to piece their lives together.


A homegrown remedy for SA's predicament. What's stopping us?

2019-07-23 05:00

Our collective tolerance of gross inequities of poverty and unemployment, and inequalities that undermine the humanity of many in our society are markers of our failures to embrace Ubuntu, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Mamphela Ramphele misinformed about Cape Town water plans

2018-11-09 11:58

The key to Cape Town’s water resilience will lie in the diversification of water resources, thereby making Cape Town less dependent on rainfall as the primary source of potable water, writes Ian Neilson.

The missing link in our transformation process

2018-08-28 05:00

We have grossly underestimated the impact of the legacy of colonial conquest and apartheid on our capacity to reinvent ourselves as citizens of a democratic just society, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Whites must help SA to heal

2017-05-07 06:01

The healing must go beyond celebrating a political settlement and include a socioeconomic settlement to rid the country of poverty and inequality.

Settling for one out of three outcomes landed us in this mess

2017-03-19 06:07

Africa’s wisdom is symbolised by the design and use of the three-legged pot as this type of structure is the most stable; ask any connoisseur of potjie kos, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Living the Constitution daily

2016-12-18 06:17

Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values and human rights, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Zille’s bombshell book names, shames and reveals dirty tricks inside DA

2016-10-09 19:15

Former DA leader Helen Zille’s autobiography is a political bombshell that reveals dirty tricks in the official opposition and the disastrous campaign to recruit academic Mamphela Ramphele as the party’s presidential candidate.

Student activists have every right to have their voices heard - Ramphele

2016-09-16 05:49

Student activists don't need to use violence to make their voices heard, activist and former politician Mamphela Ramphele says.

Agang: We will show you Malema is a sissie

2015-04-05 16:44

Two years after Agang SA was launched, the party is undergoing a makeover… an extreme makeover, it says, which will show up Julius Malema as a "sissie".

Mamphela Ramphele abandons debt

2014-08-24 20:57

Former Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele allegedly moved to cash in shares worth R10m to pay Agang debts and staff salaries, but later reneged, saying she needed to protect her assets.

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