Opinion

Contemplating the intricacies of Winnie Mandela
Contemplating the intricacies of Winnie Mandela
A decade after Njabulo Ndebele’s boundary-breaking book about Winnie Mandela was published, he looks back at the moment he met the woman...
Why the 'loss of faith' in heroes like Mandela may not be such a bad thing
Why the 'loss of faith' in heroes like Mandela may not be such a bad thing
The legacy of anti-apartheid activists no longer has currency for many of today’s youth. They believe that they have been failed by the older...
There's a premium on my humors
There's a premium on my humors
THE FIFTH COLUMN
Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Hlaudi Motsoeneng's new look and gig
Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Hlaudi Motsoeneng's new look and gig
The SABC says former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is now group executive of corporate affairs. He remains an employee of the public broadcaster despite...
The police 'punish before they prosecute' when it comes to public protests
The police 'punish before they prosecute' when it comes to public protests
COMMENTIn terms of the 1993 Regulation of Gatherings Act, the police are meant to join section 4 meetings to discuss concerns about a planned...
Fears mount over true motivations for SA's planned nuclear deal
Fears mount over true motivations for SA's planned nuclear deal
Nuclear energy in South Africa is a very contentious issue. The decision on whether to proceed with the construction of a fleet of nuclear power...
​How the SABC thumbs its nose at the law with the Motsoeneng saga
​How the SABC thumbs its nose at the law with the Motsoeneng saga
Last week the SABC board announced that it would ask Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi to 
​The unaccounted billions in international aid
​The unaccounted billions in international aid
“If you keep asking these questions you will be killed,” a good friend and Lubumbashi native told me while I was conducting final interviews for...
Letters to the editor: September 23 to 29 2016
Letters to the editor: September 23 to 29 2016
Reading the Mail & Guardian last week was even more of a downer than usual. Page after page brought more distressing coverage of abuse of...
Editorial: Protect our precious varsities
Editorial: Protect our precious varsities
There have been many bad reactions to the convulsions on our university campuses in recent months, but the comments by ANC secretary general Gwede...
Editorial: True democracy eludes the ANC
Editorial: True democracy eludes the ANC
The ANC has spurts of introspection, usually soon after polls or in the run-up to elective conferences. Sometimes that leads to a hard-headed look at...

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