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.

LAND DEBATE: Laudable goals, but flashing red lights for investors

2018-06-28 07:40

South Africa has much to offer investors, along with significant drawbacks. Expropriation without compensation compounds the drawbacks, writes Terence Corrigan.

Media must fight racism, economic exploitation relentlessly

2018-06-25 14:46

The media must be courageous and free to expose and hold all power to account, including private sector corruption, fronting, tax evasion, the destruction of the African environment, says Mogoeng Mogoeng.

Sim Tshabalala on land: ‘I’m not panicked’

2018-05-17 10:48

Engagement is needed on expropriation and nationalisation, says Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala.

Looking back, looking ahead

2018-04-08 06:01

Justice has been denied in a state where the three pillars needed to lift a society out of poverty have been eroded. We must restore them, writes Mavuso Msimang.


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.

De Lille victory a hard lesson for all political parties

2018-06-28 08:32

Patricia de Lille's court victory is a victory for all members of political parties who wish to participate fully in the activities of their parties in line with the agreed rules and policies of those parties, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Treasury paints bleak picture of North West govt's finances

2018-06-27 14:07

Irregular expenditure in the North West increased consistently at an average of R2.1bn per year since the 2014/15 financial year, Parliament has heard.

Now you can comment on Malema's SARB bill

2018-05-25 18:24

A notice of intention to introduce the SA Reserve Bank Amendment Bill in Parliament has been published in the Government Gazette. It is a private member's bill on which public comments are invited.

Why academic freedom is essential for business success

2018-05-09 09:17

As we pursue enhanced levels of freedom in South Africa, the active pursuit and promotion of academic freedom may well offer the economic and intellectual liberation we so urgently require.

Land debate targets the constitution

2018-04-01 06:20

EFF criticises ANC’s ‘dilly-dallying’ on the issue as the governing party reconsiders changing the Constitution.

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