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Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
Slice Of Life: ​Of scars, survival and feeling sexy
I was in a car accident a few years ago in which my shoulder was very badly injured. After the operation, in which a metal pin was inserted, I was...
Gordhan is negotiating a minefield
Gordhan is negotiating a minefield
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech next week will see him managing tight economic constraints and even tighter political ones....
Banks bust: ‘Price-rigging’ fine would be enough to wipe out SA's budget deficit
Banks bust: ‘Price-rigging’ fine would be enough to wipe out SA's budget deficit
If South Africa’s Competition Commission were to succeed in its price-fixing case against some of the world’s biggest banks, it would be enough...
Private tertiary education is here to stay
Private tertiary education is here to stay
OPINIONHigher education is a cornerstone of democratic development and, in our historically fractured society, has the power to uplift the...
Eskom board in the firing line
Eskom board in the firing line
The revelation of a report by the law firm Dentons into the problems at Eskom in recent years has raised serious questions about the entity’s...
Editorial: Real people win if cartels are cracked
Editorial: Real people win if cartels are cracked
Somewhere between the bluster and the bust-up last week, Julius Malema reminded members of the National Assembly of their role in ensuring Parliament...
Zuma drags the ANC down with him
Zuma drags the ANC down with him
The political year is under way. It is an especially important one for South Africa (as well as elsewhere), and it is delicately poised. For the...
Need an Arts fix? Don't miss these events
Need an Arts fix? Don't miss these events
Andrew Tshabangu, Footprints at the Standard Bank Gallery, corner of Simmonds and Frederick Streets, Johannesburg....
A surreal sojourn across Europe
A surreal sojourn across Europe
In isiXhosa “ukufukuza” refers to the act, or rather the art, of moving quickly hither and thither. The word is somewhat onomatopoeic,...
Magashule ‘ready’ for key ANC role
Magashule ‘ready’ for key ANC role
Free State Premier Elias “Ace” Magashule believes the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) is stifling radical economic transformation.
Beyoncé does it for mothers
Beyoncé does it for mothers
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Dignity faces off against fair play in Berea eviction Catch-22
Dignity faces off against fair play in Berea eviction Catch-22
Constitutional Court Justice Ray Zondo was in no mood for beating about the bush.
Grant crisis has social development running in circles
Grant crisis has social development running in circles
At the end of October, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) was told that, “without delay”, it had to turn to the Constitutional...
SA disconnect leaves the country lagging behind its peer nations
SA disconnect leaves the country lagging behind its peer nations
TECHNOLOGYIn December 2013, the Cabinet approved the SA Connect policy, a broadband roll-out plan to deliver fast, affordable internet across...
Debt gobbles teachers’ pensions
Debt gobbles teachers’ pensions
Almost 100 000 of the country’s 381 394 teachers have signed a petition calling on government to urgently amend the provisions of its pension...
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