Opinion

Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
Now that the season of realpolitik is upon us in South Africa and the rainbow nation ...
Our gourmet trash is too posh for you
Our gourmet trash is too posh for you
This week, Democratic Alliance councillor Shayne Ramsay caused an outcry when she took to Facebook to air her views on the homeless community of...
​From love to death: Home front is girls and women’s war front
​From love to death: Home front is girls and women’s war front
GENDERAcross the world tens of thousands of women and girls are being loved to death.
​Democracy is a work in progress
​Democracy is a work in progress
DEMOCRACYThe concerns that have engendered conflict in South Africa in the post-1994 era ask that we pose difficult, frank and pertinent...
Ridicule is costly: Red lights flash for Zapiro if the hate speech Bill passes muster
Ridicule is costly: Red lights flash for Zapiro if the hate speech Bill passes muster
Although a Bill dealing with hate crimes should be welcomed, one that includes a section criminalising hate speech should be viewed with suspicion...
Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology
Africa doesn’t need foreign aid — it can couple cultural ideals with technology
The generosity of Africa’s middle class can lead us to shared prosperity. For decades we have relied on foreign aid and a handful of homegrown...
Jacob Zuma lives to fight another day though fallout from latest revolt will live on
Jacob Zuma lives to fight another day though fallout from latest revolt will live on
South Africa’s African National Congress’s National...
Q&A with a fake news writer
Q&A with a fake news writer
THE FIFTH COLUMN
A new centre of power through mass mobilisation is needed in South Africa
A new centre of power through mass mobilisation is needed in South Africa
The ANC has long argued that the elected president of the party should also be the executive head of the...
Busisiwe Mkhwebane must decide who she represents: South Africa or Jacob Zuma
Busisiwe Mkhwebane must decide who she represents: South Africa or Jacob Zuma
On Sunday, South Africans woke to the news that the public protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has laid a criminal charge against her predecessor, advocate Thuli Madonsela. According to the Sunday Times report, Mkhwebane says she laid the charge because Madonsela had...
Justices disagree: Is this the beginning of the end of a divide in the ConCourt
Justices disagree: Is this the beginning of the end of a divide in the ConCourt
The United States Supreme Court has been deeply divided for many years between liberals and conservatives. In contentious political cases, the...
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
Government has moved a step closer to introducing a
​16 Days will be followed by positive action
​16 Days will be followed by positive action
GENDERDéjà vu. It’s a familiar sensation at this time of year, as we wade through the gruesome statistics on gender violence in readiness...

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