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Jacques Rousseau

Jacques Rousseau

    Call out fake news, don't censor it
    Call out fake news, don't censor it
    Fake news is a problem, and it’s one that reveals how gullible and uncritical many people are. But the solution to bad speech is still that we...
    Humanity before religion
    Humanity before religion
    Religion matters as much today as it ever did. It matters to a slowly but steadily increasing proportion of the world’s population, even though it...
    Hate speech, hurtful speech, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow
    Hate speech, hurtful speech, Chris Hart and Penny Sparrow
    Following a brief period of goodwill over Christmas and New Year celebrations – where the goodwill was likely just people being distracted rather...
    Death and the high cost of living
    Death and the high cost of living
    Responding to Judge Hans Fabricius's ruling on April 30 that Robin Stransham-Ford be permitted to seek assistance in ending his life, Health Minister...
    Online learning enhances success
    Online learning enhances success
    Students from disadvantaged backgrounds sometimes perform better through online learning, because they can study when they want to and how they...
    Faith Muthambi and patriotism served as pabulum
    Faith Muthambi and patriotism served as pabulum
    Those of us who think about morality and the endless complexities of trying to get along – and progress – in a heterogenous country/world can...
    Naked truth about porn on television
    Naked truth about porn on television
    When TopTV announced it was planning a fresh bid to screen adult content, a number of the self-appointed guardians of South Africa's moral...
    White supremacy rant against Gareth Cliff sullies rational political debate
    White supremacy rant against Gareth Cliff sullies rational political debate
    Gareth Cliff is perhaps the "poster boy" for a certain form of smugness -- and for a television production that many might find to be aurally...