The President took charge of the crisis, showed the authoritarians in Cabinet that he's still the boss, writes Adriaan Basson.
Showers early. More sun than clouds. Cool.
Of the many issues that have gripped South Africa in 2019, there have been moments, thanks to the collective and individual brilliance and kindness of people, that have brought smiles to our faces.
The 'gees' hangover may have positive effects - for a little while, anyway, says David Hufton.
Redefining what that prosperity would look like needs to be done by leveraging the energies of millions of citizens dispersed in thousands of communities in both rural and urban areas, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The usual crowd shots of all-white South African crowds at rugby matches are becoming a thing of the past. It is precisely for this reason that Kolisi’s captaincy is so important, writes Sisonke Msimang.
Rugby World Cup winners the Springboks have kicked off their five-day trophy parade outside the Union Buildings. The parade will end off in Cape Town on Monday.
When the Springboks left in August to take part in the Rugby World Cup, they had one goal in mind, to win and bring the William Webb Ellis Cup back to South Africa.
The celebrations we've seen since Saturday didn't just suddenly get resurrected when we won the Rugby World Cup. Our desire to be one nation has persisted since 1994, despite a few very hard knocks, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Makazole Mapimpi, the first South African to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final, says the win is a huge victory and motivation for the youth of the Eastern Cape, especially his home village, Tsholomnqa.
Within 24-hours of South African winning the Rugby World Cup, a group of Durban artists put their creative juices together to pay homage to a legendary victory.
Kolisi and Erasmus' rainbow nation has no room for holy cows. With the greatest of respect, this is not a time for only singing "Shosholoza" and holding hands and thinking things will change, writes Adriaan Basson.
In delivering the government's Christmas message, Deputy President David Mabuza wished for "peace and co-existence among all the people", while acknowledging "certain inconveniences visited upon us by a less than predictable energy supply".
The Springboks lead the change that South Africa needs, they lead us to another level of unity that we never thought to embrace before.
Still in the celebratory haze of their Rugby World Cup win, some of the Springboks have decided to commemorate their victory with matching tattoos of a springbok and the Web Ellis trophy.
Supporters decked out in green and gold have gathered at the Union Buildings from early in the morning to send the Springboks off on their Webb Ellis trophy tour, which will be criss-crossing the country.
The fact that the detractors are coming out for all to see them is not a bad thing. It allows us to challenge them about their myopic attempt to elevate narrow racial considerations over national pride, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Corporate South Africa, big and small, where are your Siyas? Yes, they are there.
Olé, Olé, Olé and Shosholoza rang through the National Assembly chamber as a motion congratulating the Springboks on the Rugby World Cup victory was heard. But the EFF did not take part.
Mandy Wiener says that watching the Springbok victory at the Rugby World Cup with her 5-year-old son provided many lessons, not just for herself and her child, but for all of us, and President Cyril Ramaphosa in particular.
Whilst we struggle to touch terra firma from the euphoria of the Rugby World Cup, I cannot help but re-postulate a ‘theory’ that I have held for a long time. But let me first mention some notable South African athletes.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi's childhood mentor could not contain his pride as he described South Africa's emphatic Rugby World Cup victory as "mission accomplished".
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