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    Huge merger wobbles a lopsided world
    Huge merger wobbles a lopsided world
    Resources were firmly in focus this week after diversified miner Xstrata said it would accept a merger offer from commodities trader Glencore as a...
    Foreign doctors hold out a lifeline
    Foreign doctors hold out a lifeline
    The South African healthcare system would not survive without the thousands of foreign doctors working in the country's hospitals.
    Ratings warning a red flag
    Ratings warning a red flag
    Global ratings agencies, having erred on the side of allowing the GIIPS countries (Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain) to raise capital at...
    Is anybody listening?
    Is anybody listening?
    This week, as world leaders gather in Copenhagen to craft a climate-change treaty, Africans are watching keenly for concrete actions -- not words,...
    Language of division and diversion
    Language of division and diversion
    Higher education is a precious resource not to be wasted on identity politics.
    Olive twig needed
    Olive twig needed
    By the time cricket lovers and followers read this, an outbreak of peace may have brought the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) and Cricket South Africa...
    Battle of the 'strong' men
    Battle of the 'strong' men
    If ever they find themselves struggling with a decision, sports administrators need to ask themselves just one simple question: is it in the best...
    Muslim women need protection beyond sharia law
    Muslim women need protection beyond sharia law
    The Muslim Marriages Bill has brought to light the potentially embarrassing problem of the many Muslims who live their lives, and their marriages,...
    A battle outside, and it's raging
    A battle outside, and it's raging
    The old are often surprised by the anger of the young, and the privileged jolted by the suddenly revealed bitterness of the disadvantaged. Just as...
    We reject Israel's violations of international law
    We reject Israel's violations of international law
    As Jews and South Africans, we have noted with deep concern the report of John Dugard, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in...
    We reject Israel's violations of international law
    We reject Israel's violations of international law
    As Jews and South Africans, we have noted with deep concern the report of John Dugard, the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in...
    Africa's most repressive tyrant
    Africa's most repressive tyrant
    United States President George W Bush's recent trip to Africa may have catapulted Charles Taylor's Liberia to front-page headlines across the...