Zimbabwe's state capture battle: lessons for SA

2017-11-17 08:21

To think that what has happened in Zimbabwe will never happen in South Africa, and become complacent about state capture, is a moral hazard, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Inside Labour: Unity, democracy - the hope for the SABC

2017-11-10 06:00

Unity among workers could ensure that the SABC becomes what democrats everywhere would wish it to be: the primary communications medium in the service of the people, says Terry Bell.

The 'often overlooked' sledgehammer that ended apartheid

2017-10-19 10:17

Although it’s near-impossible to isolate the exact moment apartheid ended, the 1992 referendum is often overlooked as being the sledgehammer that sealed its fate, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

How to end the destruction of public property

2017-10-08 05:43

The war on public property can be stopped, write Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Jeffrey Sehume.

SA according to Mpofu-Walsh

2017-09-10 11:11

To the cluttered and overwhelming world of South African politics comes a powerful young voice to help us make sense of it all – Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

SA will be better off if the vote to oust Zuma is a damp squib

2017-08-07 09:23

The “make or break” no confidence vote is likely to be a damp squib and the assault on democracy will not happen, writes Steven Friedman.

The art of broken pieces

2017-07-02 06:11

Be wary of those who profess to heal the cracks that mark our country but speak of all else but growth in the economy, writes Tiego Moseneke.

Our laws are still too segregatory

2017-06-25 06:03

Barely 25 years into our constitutional democracy, and in a complex economy such as ours, it is understandable that the society envisioned in our Constitution and the tools needed to serve it would still be in development, writes Sibusiso Nyembe.

Moving education from “unfreedom” to freedom

2017-05-07 06:25

Delivering quality education is within our power through decisive action, writes Manusha Pillai.


South Africa's disjointed, grey identity

2017-11-12 06:04

A culture of having to physically adapt to a new environment, and people, is inherent in our identity, writes Kaeden Arnold.

Dictators don't come from the sky!

2017-10-22 06:07

Patronage and rent-seeking that benefit friends and family are some of the indications of a slide away from democracy, writes Chris Maxon.

Maritzburg College: Silencing pupils an insult to youth of '76

2017-10-19 08:30

I find it astounding that some believe that school children should not make political statements and suggest that the Maritzburg College students have shamed their school in doing so, writes Mondli Zondo.

Testing democracy at local level

2017-10-15 00:00

Municipalities should not be considered peripheral elements of the state, but as jewels in the crown of political groupings and central elements in broad strategies of power, write Mosa Phadi and Joel Pearson.

How do we activate peacefully for change?

2017-10-01 06:02

We must not confuse social activism on the streets with democratic practices in our institutions, writes Jonathan Jansen.

In search of true democracy in Africa

2017-09-03 06:02

True democrats are not embraced in the nationalist politics of post-liberation movements because governments born out of liberation movements invariably regard political victory as a divine right to rule, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Get it into the open

2017-07-30 05:52

For true democracy and the rule of law to thrive, openness – instead of transparency – is what SA needs, writes Thuli Madonsela.

With the Bill of Rights under siege, Mogoeng is a beacon of hope

2017-06-30 06:37

As a dark cloud of intolerance, violence and corruption looms over South Africa, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is among the rare glimmers of hope, writes Anneke Scheepers.

The acid test of freedom

2017-05-28 05:58

Millennials know that our democracy is in peril. We must do everything in our power to ensure they get the freedoms we fought for, writes Thuli Madonsela.

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s losses mount

2017-05-07 06:25

Those who identify themselves as die-hard supporters of President Jacob Zuma were up in arms on Thursday and declared that we might as well hand over the country to the judiciary.

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