John Steenhuisen: A plan to fix the DA and South Africa

2020-02-25 15:21

There is no doubt that we need to fix the DA. We need to rediscover who we are and go forward as one party. We need to get on with governing, and we need to get back to winning, writes

The Steenhuisen manifesto: 'Efficient and just land reform process' to top agenda

2020-02-23 10:44

Taking a cue from Bill Clinton's famous maxim of "the economy, stupid", the manifesto DA interim leader John Steenhuisen hopes will see him elected the party's federal leader, has a strong focus on the economy.

Take leftist posturing over DA leadership contest with a shaker of salt

2020-02-21 10:55

After Mmusi Maimane's resignation as DA leader, Buccus recycled the madcap mutterings of Herman Mashaba, warning that the DA had been captured by the "right-wing zealots of the Institute of Race Relations".

OPINION | Misogyny: real state of our nation exposed by male MPs and their cheerleaders

2020-02-20 15:11

It is in the crucial moments of shame, which punctuated the ceremony and the proceedings of the SONA and its subsequent debate, that the true state of our nation was revealed, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Parliament: a place where the 'best' is ordinary and crudeness passes for debate

2020-02-20 10:51

Self-serving politicians are there for the perks. They have no regard for what matters to ordinary people: jobs, safety, health and dignity and so on, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Bleak future for young people if Ramaphosa can't deliver on his promises

2020-02-19 17:37

With the working class resorting to online vouchers for groceries and the poor eating less bread than before, is it not impractical for the president to expect ordinary citizens to tighten their belts when MPs, Ministers and government officials' well-fed bellies belie the trouble the economy is in?

OPINION: Don't tell me I can't comment on the EFF, I will not stay in my lane

2020-02-19 14:01

Imagine what would have happened in South Africa, if, prior to 1994, those who were told to do so, listened. It is unimaginable, writes Howard Feldman.

OPINION | Ramaphosa’s AU chairmanship will be a challenge, but he and Africa can learn from Trump

2020-02-19 12:08

In its promotion of economic integration, Ramaphosa's AU can play a big role in encouraging fellow African countries to pursue pro-market reforms, writes Phumlani M. Majozi.

OPINION | Ramaphosa dodges critical decisions, raising the question: is he a lame duck?

2020-02-18 11:58

The State of the Nation Address showed, once again, Ramaphosa’s proclivity to avoid tackling contentious issues, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Mandy Wiener: A country waiting for Ramaphosa - SONA was a reflection of real state of the nation

2020-02-18 05:41

They're so busy trying to keep the unions on-side, keep business confident and not tip the other half of the ANC off the edge, that leading the country is a precarious balancing act, writes Mandy Wiener.


OPINION: Remembering a comrade, friend and mentor in the struggle to end a crime against humanity

2020-02-25 13:30

KK placed a hand on my shoulder and, in a kind yet firm voice, told me: "Comrade, your guilt is of no use in the struggle against this regime. Your actions are what matter," writes Glenn Bownes.

Antjie Krog: FW de Klerk never had any moral intention, and he left us behind as white kansvatters

2020-02-21 12:36

For FW de Klerk political reforms and reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes acclaimed author Antjie Krog. He has become the failed unrepentant face of white people.

ANALYSIS | No shame, no remorse: How Afrikaners are dealing with their apartheid past

2020-02-20 17:29

When FW de Klerk made his submission to the TRC, no other Afrikaner was in as strong a position as he to set an example in facing up to the apartheid past, and he failed to do so, writes Lindie Koorts.

Ronald Lamola | Minority cannot govern the majority through anarchy

2020-02-20 13:22

We are continuing to avail resources for law enforcement agencies to pursue the perpetrators and beneficiaries of corruption and state capture, writes Ronald Lamola.

Mbhazima Shilowa: It's up to the Budget to provide hope after diabolical SONA

2020-02-20 06:00

Insofar as the SONA focuses on broad issues, it is cold comfort for those in Giyani, Metsimaholo, Polokwane who have no water because there has been no investment in infrastructure, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

Building a culture of radical trust is the key to creativity, according to this CEO

2020-02-19 13:25

What happens within a culture of radical trust? Employees feel empowered to take initiative, so creativity thrives.

Melanie Verwoerd: The EFF, Marike de Klerk and years of parliamentary chaos

2020-02-19 06:00

Let me be clear, I am not a fan of FW de Klerk. Never was, never will be. He also does not like me. I know it, because he has told me so. Something to do with being a sell-out, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

FW DE KLERK | Analysts Mathekga, Verwoerd and Mngomezulu on reconciliation, redemption and retribution

2020-02-18 07:00

De Klerk's foundation issued an apology on Monday, a retrospective mea culpa of sorts that some may suggest was delivered in response to the collective spleen venting by South Africans rather than an overnight ideological turnaround seeing-of-the-light catharsis.

OPINION: What should South Africans make of FW de Klerk’s apology?

2020-02-18 02:54

Accepting the apology would be premised on consistency and the resolve to promote social cohesion and nation building. After all, Africans in general and South Africans, in particular, are a forgiving people, writes Bheki R Mngomezulu.

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