An opportunity to reset

2018-09-02 06:17

The old cliché that’s much loved by taxi drivers, who stick it on their vehicles, goes as follows: “When days are dark, friends are few,” writes Mondli Makhanya.

Mondli Makhanya: Value good South Africans

2018-08-19 06:04

This is not meant to be an ode to an individual, but, rather, a lament about how we abuse and cast off some of the finest among us, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Best of City Press: Calls to charge Molefe and Gupta generals, Mahumapelo Jr’s R1m bursary, and even more Gupta collusion

2018-06-17 18:13

In case you missed it, these are some of the best-read stories from City Press on Sunday, 17 June.

A modern cautionary tale

2018-02-04 06:01

Romania's corrupt and despotic former president was just one of a string of leaders in modern history who got wrapped up in a delusional bubble, and believed the people loved and needed them, writes Mondli Makhanya.

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.


Remembering a cruel butcher

2018-08-26 06:15

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has kicked off a series of bashes to mark his 90th birthday, writes Mondli Makhanya.

End of Cyril’s honeymoon?

2018-07-15 06:01

Every presidency enjoys a limited honeymoon. For some, it lasts longer than others. Sometimes it ends with a thud, sometimes it’s a little gentler, writes Mondli Makhanya.

What made Ma Winnie great

2018-04-10 14:53

When it comes to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, you can either tell the story of a saint or the story of a villain – it is never the story of the complete person, says Mondli Makhanya. However, the author neglects what made Ma Winnie great.

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.

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