Springbok rugby: Contested terrain in a country with a divided history

2019-10-31 16:30

Springbok rugby has always been contested terrain. Siya Kolisi and his team carry much more history on their shoulders than just heartwarming victories and shattering defeats, writes Pieter du Toit.

Diminishing hope and the meaning of Chester Williams (1970 – 2019)

2019-09-06 20:54

Chester Williams (49) represented everything that we’d hoped we would become when we set out on our democratic journey in 1994. He became the symbol of what could be achieved if everyone were given a chance, and the symbol of redemption for those who were part of a system that sought to suppress and subjugate.

Solly Moeng: The economy of doing good

2019-03-27 05:00

An ethical South Africa isn't just better to live in. It's more marketable to the rest of the globe too, says Solly Moeng.

Book extract: Still Grazing - Hugh Masekela on coming home from exile

2018-01-23 15:26

The parade in downtown Cape Town was sardine-can tight, people jammed shoulder-to-shoulder waiting to hear Mandela’s first public words in twenty-seven years. The crowd roared when he saluted them.

Happy 23rd birthday, South Africa!

2017-04-26 08:23

As a country we had so many dreams. Now is not the time to give up on them, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Where has our brilliance gone?

2017-01-27 09:08

As a nation we have proved we can be brilliant in the most difficult of circumstances. But our moments of brilliance are drying up. We need to take stock, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Stop comparing Zuma to Tambo and Mandela, says Mahumapelo

2016-12-09 11:41

Stop comparing President Jacob Zuma's ANC to the party under former presidents Nelson Mandela and Oliver Reginald Tambo, ANC North West chairperson Supra Mahumapelo said

Mugabe arrives in SA for Fort Hare celebrations

2016-05-20 11:56

President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa for the Fort Hare University centenary celebrations, despites threats from Zimbabwean opposition to disrupt the event if he attends, a report says.

Judgment expected in Winnie's Qunu case

2016-04-07 06:37

The Mthatha High Court is expected to hand down judgment in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's challenge to her ex-husband former president Nelson Mandela's estate.

Alec Hogg’s Book Review: How long will South Africa survive? By RW Johnson

2015-10-30 12:16

Alec Hogg reviews RW Johnson's book, How Long Will South Africa survive? The book takes a sustained swipe at political correctness.


OPINION | Violence against foreigners linked to South Africa's failure to address urban legacy of apartheid

2019-09-10 22:14

Poor immigrants, documented or undocumented, are occupying the vacuums that arise when urban planning does not decolonise the city properly, writes Nanjala Nyabola.

Be accountable like Mandela, Public Protector urges provincial executives

2019-07-17 17:40

Mkhwebane reflected on various instances where subjects of her investigation refused to submit themselves to accountability processes and instead opted to rather discredit her.

No one sold out

2018-07-29 06:00

A narrative that puts the blame solely on our negotiated settlement is disingenuous at best. At worst, it is a blatant lie, writes Songezo Zibi.

ANC mourns former Botswana president Masire

2017-06-27 11:32

The ANC says it is saddened by the death of former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire,who died after he was hopitalised last weekend in a critical condition.

Mandela murder plot – more details expected to surface

2017-03-10 16:14

Suppressed information about a plot to have a sniper kill former president Nelson Mandela at his inauguration in 1994, is expected to surface in a court case.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Botswana

2017-01-17 20:32

A prophet held for predicting Mugabe's death says he has "no regrets" for making the prophecy, and 8-year-old son of Gambia's Barrow has died after being bitten by dogs.

Madiba was not bigger than the party - top ANC man

2016-07-23 14:43

A top ANC politician in Limpopo has accused some of the party's leaders of putting their families first and acting like they are bigger than the party.

CIA spy claims proof of West trying to effect regime change - ANC

2016-05-15 15:41

A report that a tip from a CIA spy to authorities during apartheid led to former president Nelson Mandela's arrest in 1962 is proof that western powers were trying to destabilise former liberation movements in Southern Africa, the ANC says.

'Under President Zuma things are going badly wrong' - Matisonn

John Matisonn's new book "God, Spies and Lies" is making waves in the media and political world due to its controversial content. Matisonn gives new insight into South Africa's role in the war in Iraq, Mandela's views on politicians and peace, and Zuma's failings as SA's president.

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One man’s reconciliation is another’s opportunity for redress

2014-12-19 11:09

The wise ones tell us not to judge until we have walked a thousand steps in another’s shoes. It would help if we could just understand each other’s language better.

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