Curbing hate speech without limiting the right to speak

2018-12-14 09:09

A toxic political discourse fuelled by the exploitation of social media needs to curbed but it must be done without curbing the oxygen of democracy: the right to speak, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

Contestation should be over parameters not the instrument of expropriation without compensation

2018-12-11 06:01

From a pragmatic sense, including a provision for expropriation without compensation in Section 25 should be "harmless" if the spirit of the section is kept as it is currently, writes Ongama Mtimka.

Remembering Mandela's version of liberalism - inclusive and diverse

2018-12-05 07:34

South Africans will have to reimagine the possibility of community if they want to live together peacefully in this country, writes Amanda Gouws.

Blowing South Africans' one chance to warn against a constitutional amendment on land

2018-11-19 09:44

Depending on the scale of expropriation without compensation, the economic impact could be disastrous, writes Anthea Jeffery.

Banking association urges protection of property rights in expropriation move

2018-11-15 20:56

The Banking Association of South Africa has urged government to protect property rights as Parliament adopted the report recommending the Constitution be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Cabinet promises 262 new land reform projects

2018-10-25 19:57

Cabinet has lined up 262 new land reform projects aimed at benefiting youth and women.

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.


New Expropriation Bill will end a year of needless turmoil around land

2018-12-11 08:31

The ANC allowed a whole year of destabilisation of the agricultural sector and undermining of Brand SA purely because it didn't want to be seen to be outdone by the EFF, writes Max du Preez.

SA's Constitution embodies the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2018-12-10 20:00

As we commemorate Human Rights Day, our pledge and commitment should be premised on the pursuit to make rights practically realisable for all peoples, writes Ndivhuwo Mabaya.

SA, German cooperation part of shaping globalisation more fairly - German Federal president

2018-11-19 20:14

Without multilateral cooperation it will not be possible to master the major global challenges, German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a visit to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

Land: Does the will of the majority trump the spirit of the Constitution?

2018-11-19 09:04

The main problem that arises in the current expropriation matter is that there are those who believe that the will of the majority at any point in time trumps the Constitution, writes Ralph Mathekga.

1 dead in Sri Lanka shooting as constitutional crisis escalates

2018-10-28 21:01

A constitutional crisis gripping Sri Lanka since the president's shock dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe erupted into violence on Sunday, with a man shot dead and two others injured in Colombo.

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.

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