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City Press Voices | August 23 2020
City Press Voices | August 23 2020

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ANC suffers from a delusion of self-righteousness

The ANC should avoid taking people for granted. Its excesses are mobilising people who are tired of being excluded from wealth distribution and are ready to fight for their rights. The party has been warned, writes Chris Maxon.

A failure of democracy

Modidima Mannya writes that government must spare the people the pain of mass protests and opportunism by urgently addressing the concerns of this nation. It must deal decisively with those who undermine our constitutional values.

The war will get very ugly

The good folks at the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association are not regarded as the best and brightest among us.

After steadfastly supporting Jacob Zuma before, during and after the lost decade, and mostly leaving Cyril Ramaphosa alone, they are now in fighting mode and are targeting the president.

The enablers and beneficiaries of the state capture project have simply turned the copy book upside down, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Make sexism uncool

Improving economic opportunities for women includes equitable pay, improving inheritance rights for daughters, helping women and young girls break the intergenerational poverty cycle, and increasing the access to, control of and ownership of land by women, argues Patricia de Lille.

An orator is gone

Japhet Ncube says he has worked with fantastic writers, guys whose copy went to print the way it came in. S’Busiso Mseleku was one of them. Rest in peace, KaMseleku.


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