Let's take back the many billions lost to state capture thieving

2018-02-25 16:54

SA must hunt down and recoup the more than R250bn lost to state capture thieving, and call to account the companies and individuals who have been complicit, says Mandi Smallhorne.

'Water-guzzling' farmers deserve our respect

2018-02-12 06:23

Let’s not treat our farmers as if they were gratuitously wasting water, instead of struggling to survive a terrible disaster, says Mandi Smallhorne.

As Day Zero nears, Cape Town should rise to the occasion

2018-01-28 09:06

Cape Town residents must take charge of their city’s destiny and turn it into a showcase of the best of human nature rather than the worst, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Time to clean the Augean stables

2018-01-15 06:01

The biggest burden of SA's inability to enforce laws and provide basic goods and services lands on the least resilient in society, argues Mandi Smallhorne.

The scourge of poisoned pets

2017-12-30 10:00

If the smuggling, distribution and sale of poisons goes unpoliced, both accidental and purposeful deaths will happen, warns Mandi Smallhorne.

Cape Town's tourism dilemma

2017-12-18 06:01

Cape Town is in dire need of active water campaigners as the city faces the annual tourism onslaught while struggling to cope with a crippling drought, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The bigotry of ageism

2017-12-04 06:01

Ageism is bigotry and like all bigotries, it damages society and costs us talent and skill, says Mandi Smallhorne.

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.


Mr President, please clean up the police force

2018-02-19 06:00

South Africans deserve at least a taste of a world where the police are on their side and not in thrall to a criminal or corrupt clique that preys on them, says Mandi Smallhorne.

City of Joburg's epic service centre fail causes big frustration

2018-02-05 06:30

If the City of Johannesburg makes you sweat the small stuff, how the bleep will they manage the big things, like serious water issues, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

Tackling Cape Town's water crisis

2018-01-17 06:02

Instead of well-meant but unrealistic suggestions, it makes sense to go after the 44% of mostly suburbanites who are not complying with water restrictions,says Mandi Smallhorne.

Let's all do unto others as we would like them to do to us

2018-01-07 13:24

The universal Golden Rule from the Bible and many other sources is the foundation of a flourishing, healthy and functioning community, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The only thing – land

2017-12-27 06:42

Politicians understand its power, its emotional force: land is the only thing “worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for”, writes Mandi Smallhorne.

Ethics must come from the people

2017-12-10 17:45

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.

Are the Mugabes of this world brain damaged?

2017-11-27 06:00

Power corrupts the brains of people like Grace and Robert Mugabe, makes them lose touch with reality and reduces their brain’s ability to ‘feel for’ other people, 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.

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