Analysis

Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
Mantashe and militant student protesters agree on university shutdowns, but this is the last thing Africa needs
I just listened to Gwede Mantashe, the secretary general of the ANC. He was asked about his views on the ongoing strife in our universities and the...
#Fees2017: What does the future hold for South Africa's universities?
#Fees2017: What does the future hold for South Africa's universities?
South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande has announced it is up to the...
Why Parliament's public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear
Why Parliament's public finance watchdog failed its mandate on nuclear
South Africa’s Parliamentary Budget Office (for which I worked from 2014 to 2016) is a largely unknown but important institution. It was established...
​MSF: We don’t care which side you're on. We're here to save your life
​MSF: We don’t care which side you're on. We're here to save your life
We don’t care about stopping wars. We don’t care about which side you fight on. And we even don’t care about the fact that you’re not an...
SA's justice system is battling
SA's justice system is battling
Prosecutors are maintaining a high rate of convictions across the land’s criminal courts, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Parliament last week. But a closer look at the authority’s numbers show that all is not well with the criminal justice system. Backlogs are mounting...
Crib Notes: Why everyone is burning Ntlemeza
Crib Notes: Why everyone is burning Ntlemeza
He’s got the title of Hawks boss, but many a time people are searching for a reason to get him axed. And now South Africans are finding some...
​Phiyega’s war on Booysen led to an unlikely – and surprising – alliance with McBride
​Phiyega’s war on Booysen led to an unlikely – and surprising – alliance with McBride
In 2012, the head of the Hawks in KwaZulu-Natal, Major General Johan Booysen, was charged with racketeering, a crime that carries a life...
Will the ANC turn South Africa into a developmental welfare state?
Will the ANC turn South Africa into a developmental welfare state?
South Africa is grappling with the possibility of a sovereign downgrade by global credit...
South Africans are gatvol with state looting: It's Zuma versus the People
South Africans are gatvol with state looting: It's Zuma versus the People
In Ayi Kwei Armah’s 1968 novel, The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, corruption acquired more than a stench – it accumulated into a...
What would Steve Biko say about the struggle of black people today?
What would Steve Biko say about the struggle of black people today?
During the height of the anti-apartheid student protests at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1980s, there was a question that would...
'Given the gains already made, a global push can consign hunger to history'
'Given the gains already made, a global push can consign hunger to history'
For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is well within our reach. Although courageous and passionate individuals have been working to...

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