Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
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Listening to the morning bulletin before breakfast, I wasn't surprised when the reader said that Eskom would be implementing stage two, and consequently stage four, loadshedding the same day.
As the buzz and hype of a new year fades, the reality of a wide range of issues are inevitably beginning to settle in.
It is unfathomable how Deputy Chief Justice Zondo could have made such a reckless judgement last week - merely one week after Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed that drug-related crimes increased by thousands.
Instead of further burdening a financially strapped nation with exorbitent fuel prices and a VAT increase, government should have explored other methods to garner the defecit.
Mandela is the perfect example and role-model whom we may look up to if we want to achieve our goals.
It is disastrous to allow ill-equipped people (regardless of race) to simply walk into a skill-demanding industry and expect them to successfully operate the system.
Glancing through the news of the day for one last time before getting really irritated, it is almost impossible to navigate around the big stories of the day without bumping into an article related to violence.
It seems that we've taken our struggle heroes for granted, hence we have not realised time is closing the cap on sources of wisdom from the pre-democratic era.
The National Prosecution Authority has finally stamped its foot. Jacob Zuma now faces charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering.
I would like to present to you the grievances of more than 50 million people who lived under threat and were surrounded by a constant feeling of danger; with full confidence that you will address them with dedication and vigour in due coarse.
Whether or not these allegations are true, water needs to be saved. It can not be that parties seek to capitalise on a such dire situation.
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