Aquifer alert: are we drilling to water disaster?

2017-11-18 09:00

Only air is more important than water, We need to have an urgent, transparent, non-partisan and inclusive conversation about water – right now, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Why boreholes may be a really bad idea

2017-10-22 14:51

Before we go ahead and drill boreholes into our precious water resources, we should consider facts, figures and sustainability, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The dark effects of light pollution

2017-10-09 09:26

Light pollution is having a real impact on wildlife and plants, but it’s the effects on humans that we really need to think about, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Challenging conceptions about climate change

2017-09-25 07:28

We need to cast off the shackles of yesteryear’s thinking about climate change and put wellbeing at the head of the charge rather than profits, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Irma points to stormy times ahead as SA's water shortage deepens

2017-09-10 18:45

SA should make a real drive, led by real leaders, to show people why climate change should affect all policy decisions, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Coal can't be more important than food

2017-08-27 17:03

We must demand that any state decision that interferes with ecosystems be filtered through some tough questions first, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Let's raise minimum wages to stave off revolution

2017-08-07 06:00

Instead of yelling at each other about minimum wages, let's have a ‘food security Codesa’ where bright thinkers can plan full bellies for all South Africans, says Mandi Smallhorne.

SA's mafia is betraying the struggle and the people

2017-07-23 22:35

SA is losing good people – not just to emigration, but also to the morass of poverty and the knock-on effects of money pouring into the wrong coffers, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Defence against Bell Pottinger's dark arts

2017-07-07 07:54

Is there a Defence Against the Dark Arts course to help you counter the impact of propaganda campaigns like the one waged by Bell Pottinger, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

After Knysna, being fire-wary has become a burning issue

2017-06-26 05:00

Fires have such awful fall-out that we need to make sure we are doing enough to make all South Africans fire-aware and wary, says Mandi Smallhorne.


Women’s soccer deserves to be taken seriously

2017-10-30 06:00

If equal pay is not feasible, we should at least give women’s soccer the oxygen of respectful audience attention instead of mockery, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Time to tackle the flood challenge

2017-10-16 06:00

Extreme weather events put our lives, assets and economy at risk and as government doesn't seem up to the task, it's up to us to take responsibility, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Our brave new world demands innovation

2017-10-02 07:46

Step out of the trap of tired capitalist versus socialist thinking and start thinking in a really big and different way, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Let's enforce the law to silence cellphone pests

2017-09-17 18:13

The Protection of Personal Information Act should be enforced to protect innocent persons from the ploys of seriously annoying marketers, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Guys, man up about gender violence

2017-09-04 06:00

It’s time to ditch the idea that it's women's job to ‘make’ their brothers understand the damage they can inflict, directly or indirectly, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Decriminalising dagga can create jobs

2017-08-21 06:01

Legalising dagga and treating addicts rather than making criminals of users will enable its medical use and could start a new, job-creating industry, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Shellshocked by #GuptaLeaks? Let's walk off those woes

2017-07-31 06:00

As the flood of daily bad news turns into a tsunami, we can wait for disaster or assert our rights to health, integrity and a green and liveable world, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Uber customer 'disservice with a click'

2017-07-16 15:42

Companies should bear the cost of time wasted on endless loops of customer service calls and attempts to contact a live person to hear a complaint, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Time to give women a sporting chance

2017-07-03 05:00

The absence of women in print, radio and TV sport sections is startling; let’s not deny them the space to shine and develop a following of their own, says Mandi Smallhorne.

You're not above the law, Mr Armed Response

2017-06-19 09:41

The security industry shouldn't be allowed to follow in the footsteps of the the taxi behemoth by becoming a law unto itself, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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