Solly Moeng: SA needs a rebrand, stat

2018-10-17 16:01

If SA wants a new dawn, maybe it needs to reconsider its country brand – starting with a new national anthem, written from scratch and rooted in the Constitution, says Solly Moeng.

Tokers celebrate ConCourt's dagga ruling

2018-09-23 09:57

South Africans share their stories of the first time they toked, while the medical profession warns of the effects of cannabis on teenage users.

Land: Guarding against single story narratives

2018-09-17 13:15

When assessing our ancestors' choices, we need to look at the deeds in the era that they occurred in and not judge them by today's environment. And that is the heart of the problem.

CHARTS: How land-seizure talks have hit SA's farming industry

2018-09-11 08:00

It’s not just the rand that’s been hurt by the ANC’s plan to change the Constitution to make land expropriation without compensation easier.

SA can still bank on SARB's independence, says Mokonyane in post-Cabinet briefing

2018-08-23 20:00

Cabinet has reiterated its commitment to maintaining the SA Reserve Bank's independence, as it is one of the key strengths in SA's economy, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has said.

Lack of justice adds to women's trauma

2018-08-19 09:36

Lack of synergy between what the Constitution demands and what the law provides leaves women vulnerable, writes Zonke Majodina.

Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken, property rights

2018-08-06 19:39

Government’s plan to change the Constitution to mention land expropriation without compensation could, ironically, end up strengthening the property rights on which investment depends, writes Steven Friedman.

#BarBrawl: GCB playing victim of being racially slurred

2018-07-26 11:25

I read the current chair of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa's (GCB) riposte with interest – and dismay, writes Vuyani Ngalwana.

Land expropriation: where law and politics collide

2018-07-20 07:00

Can the land question be settled by dialogue and negotiation. Were we over-optimistic, doomed to fail from the start, asks Elmien du Plessis.

Learning to separate politics and race

2018-07-08 10:06

The Constitution bestows equality of rights and personhood on to all South Africans, but when will we learn to separate political contestation from racial identification to realise these rights, asks Firoz Cachalia.


After Mbeki, Zuma, it's up to Ramaphosa to reset the ANC's identity

2018-09-27 09:24

Sandwiched between Mbeki and Zuma, President Cyril Ramaphosa has an opportunity to turn a potential crisis into a nation-building project. How he does it will be a function of which school of thought in the ANC he belongs to, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Marijuana use has just been legalised in South Africa - a large provider of cannabis to the UK and Europe

2018-09-18 14:31

South Africa is the third country in Africa to legalise cannabis.

Public service is a call to serve people

2018-09-16 10:29

Public service originates from the need to serve the people. The people choose a government to run public affairs on their behalf and for their benefit, writes Sisa Mlisana.

Understanding the true cost of changing the Constitution

2018-09-03 09:04

If South Africa wants to build a society where policy implementation takes place based on the principles enshrined in the Constitution, it is important to avoid amending it at the turn of every corner, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Editorial: Involve the people

2018-08-19 10:31

The Constitutional Court ruling this week that Shaun Abrahams’ appointment as the country’s chief prosecutor was invalid could be the turning point that South Africa needed in the fight against crime.

The long list of headlines too depressing to bear

2018-08-07 08:52

If the ANC believes the Constitution already allows for expropriation without compensation under certain circumstances, why did Ramaphosa announce that they decided to change it? What's the rush, asks Max du Preez.

Is SA the next Zim? I can no longer confidently say 'no'

2018-08-06 08:29

There is no coherence in how ANC leaders speak and think about land and it seems that facts did not play a big part in the governing party deciding on its latest course of action, writes Adriaan Basson.

Another foreign policy headache for SA: Investigating Prime Minister Modi

2018-07-25 13:45

It is perhaps an understatement to suggest that any police investigations into President Modi would rock the BRICS grouping. But South Africa’s foreign policy is an extension of the nation’s values, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

Editorial: King, you are not supreme

2018-07-08 10:06

The founding provisions of the Constitution tell us that: “The Republic of South Africa is one, sovereign, democratic state founded on the following values and the Constitution is the supreme law of the republic.”

Madiba was the searing impulse of our freedom

2018-07-01 06:26

The children of privilege, midwifed by the blood, sweat and tears of Madiba and others, do not deserve a future if they reject the past, writes Oyama Mabandla.

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