Mondli Makhanya: The liberation myth is busted

2017-11-26 06:13

Mondli Makhanya writes that South Africans should be thankful for the fact that the grip of liberation mythology in South Africa has been loosening and wearing off at a much faster pace than it has with our neighbours.

Zuma era has raped our dignity

2017-02-12 06:06

The shameful show of force, slurs and physical blows accompanying the state of the nation address indicate just how low SA has sunk, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Who’s fooling who?

2017-01-22 06:36

Spare a thought for the guys who work at the ANC’s national communications department. They have had their hands full trying to silence the loud succession debate going on in party ranks.

Let Mkhwebane do things her way

2016-12-18 06:17

This ‘national obsession’ with Thuli Madonsela – now that her term has ended – can’t be doing new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane any favours as she tries to find her bearings, writes Bhungani Ka Mzolo.

Humanity goes into rewind

2016-11-27 06:34

Last weekend, Washington, DC, hosted a gathering of some of America’s most rabid racists.

Is the force with us again?

2016-10-09 00:00

The lesser told story of the uprisings in the 1980s was the development of the concept of “people’s power”.

Unintended consequences of ANC Land Proposals

2015-02-06 14:13

The ANC has been canny in proposing 12 000 hectares as the maximum amount of land that farmers may own. Anthea Jeffrey discusses.

Farmworkers force govt's hand on wages

2012-11-14 22:19

Western Cape farmworkers have forced the government's hand by agreeing to suspend their protests on the condition that their R70 a day minimum wage be renegotiated.

Former Sowetan editor dies

2012-07-02 13:20

Former Sowetan editor-in-chief Bongani Keswa has died of cancer, a report has stated.

Press freedom report 'cleverly worded'

2012-05-18 20:41

The report of the press freedom commission on media regulation is "cleverly worded", says a media expert.


Don’t just spend, fix productivity

2017-04-23 06:00

South Africa has had several blueprints for its development, going back to the Reconstruction and Development Programme and culminating in the current National Development Plan (NDP).

Mondli Makhanya: Post-truths at what price?

2017-02-05 00:00

In a world of alternative facts, we should not allow Trump's regime to be too much of a distraction, we still have the defenders of state capture who continue to paint their own reality, writes Mondli Makhanya.

2017 – SA’s fork in the road

2017-01-08 06:03

This is the year in which the country’s largest political force will have to choose whether to be an entity gutted of principle, morality and intellect, or a positive contributor to the growth of a good society, writes Mondli Makhanya

What went down in 2016

2016-12-18 06:04

Mondli Makhanya shares his final thoughts on the year that was 2016

Suffer the poor black children

2016-10-23 06:01

A day in the not-too-distant future we will look back on this time and rue how we allowed the country to be wrecked by a handful of pyromaniacs masquerading as revolutionaries, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Patriotism’s not an annual event

2015-07-26 16:46

Mandela’s quotes are regurgitated like verses from the holy books. But what has been disappointing is that one of his most famous quotes never makes it on to the news pages.

Sanef: Govt hasn't signed Mandela protocol

2012-12-15 14:51

Government's failure to sign off on a protocol for reporting on former president Nelson Mandela's health is short sighted, the SA National Editors' Forum says.

Regulations will 'make journalism stronger'

2012-10-03 20:35

Changes to the SA Press Code are intended to strengthen journalism in South African, Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe says.

Mantashe has mixed feelings on media

2012-05-21 22:34

The ANC has welcomed the recent report of the Press Freedom Commission, saying real progress had been made, but also rebuked some reporters for being lazy.

Mixed response to info bill news

2012-05-11 12:48

The ANC's proposed amendments to the protection of state information bill appear to be a step in the right direction, but will be studied carefully, says the SA National Editors' Forum.

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