OPINION: Army, police may help stop the spread of Covid-19, but we must stay watchful of Big Brother

2020-04-01 15:44

It is the responsibility of each person to remain watchful over their governments; to not be overly distracted by the pandemic to the point where legislation that further advances governments' powers are simply accepted, writes Danielle Hoffmeester.

Melanie Verwoerd: 30 years on … maybe we can (briefly) celebrate how far we've come?

2020-02-12 06:00

There is sometimes the inclination to accuse those like Madiba and Roelf Meyer of selling out. But imagine where we would have been if the negotiated settlement had not succeeded, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

OPINION: Where were you on the day Madiba walked out of prison?

2020-02-11 07:00

Comrade Mandela in his first address to us as a country and indeed the world, now 30 years ago, described women as "… the rock-hard foundation of our struggle … " writes writes Meokgo Matuba.

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.

Not all Africans aspire to be white

2018-05-06 06:01

The rather unfortunate comments by one Mbe Mbhele in City Press regarding the supposed un-freedom and the desire by blacks to be white, are deeply unsettling, writes Kole Legodi.

We must not leave anyone behind

2018-04-29 06:05

The launch of Lord Renwick’s book titled How To Steal a Country reminded me that it took the collaboration of many to deliver the freedom and democracy we take for granted today, writes Thuli Madonsela.

Here's looking at you! 3 meaningful and powerful ways to celebrate your freedom

2018-04-27 11:57

Listen to what young women who are as old as the country is new have to say about the future, learn how to stop feeling bad about saying 'no' and celebrate every stretch mark, back roll, razor bump and 'imperfection' you may have.

Friends & Friction: The decline doesn’t happen overnight

2017-07-16 06:01

Wealth is like water, it is lost when badly managed, writes Muzi Kuzwayo.

Nkandlagate is an example of how we have been disrespected as citizens

2015-06-18 16:41

Growing up in a new South Africa, I was enlightened by the many courageous men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that I can enjoy freedom.

How to spend your 67 minutes for Madiba

2012-07-18 17:00

18 July is Madiba’s birthday. What will you be doing to make sure his legacy lives on forever?


OPINION: Why we should believe in South Africa again

2020-02-21 15:20

Do not expect to start having hope for South Africa when the reforms take place, because the reforms will never be enough, and the corruption will always too much, writes James de Villiers.

Ralph Mathekga: If Mandela wasn't from among us, his legacy would be taken more seriously

2020-02-11 07:00

By attacking principles such as reconciliation and tolerance as we walk away from Mandela's legacy, we are effectively desecrating our own history, writes Ralph Mathekga.

OPINION: We are all indebted to Nelson Mandela for not seeking revenge

2020-02-11 07:00

In the five years he was South Africa’s president there was an unknown sense of optimism that we could overcome the legacy of apartheid that we have never felt since, writes Amanda Gouws

Guarding our freedoms

2018-06-17 06:09

In the 1990s, as free societies were taking root in post-communist eastern Europe, Poland was a poster child for democratic change, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Blackness is a state of mind

2018-05-06 06:00

Far too many black people suffer from a self-imposed inferiority complex because they pay too much attention to what others have, especially white people, writes Sandile Memela.

Imagine freedom beyond whiteness

2018-04-29 06:05

Our understanding of black freedom is too limited and risks enslaving us again, writes Mbe Mbhele.

Freedom for all: coming out in Africa

2017-12-10 06:10

From Botswana to the Seychelles, coming out as LGBTI brings the chance of freedom – but for many it also brings the pain of having nowhere to go.

Pennington: ‘Free Speech under attack’ – an era of global extremism

2016-07-05 17:00

The Economist says Free Speech is under attack and we are moving into an era of global extremism. The Brexit vote demonstrates this.

This woman fought hard for her freedom, and won

2015-06-08 11:39

Juanita van Zyl finds inspiration in a courageous woman who found freedom beyond disability and its restrictions.

Book cover wars: Freedom

2010-10-04 13:51

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom may be getting tons of rave reviews, but whoever designed the covers for both the US and UK editions should get another day job.

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