Opinion

SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
The chair of this week’s annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of heads of state and government is being transferred from the...
Jump or die: How a silver medallist leapt over the odds that marginalise drug users
Jump or die: How a silver medallist leapt over the odds that marginalise drug users
Since winning the silver at the Rio Olympics, everybody loves South African long-jumper Luvo Manyonga. That wasn’t always the case, as pointed...
Africa and Israel's roots are long-standing and ought to bear fruit for both
Africa and Israel's roots are long-standing and ought to bear fruit for both
Israel and Africa are neighbours and our relations go back to the biblical time of Genesis. The very beginnings of Jewish peoplehood began when...
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
TERRORISMDeep fissures have emerged in Boko Haram after Abu Musab al-Barnawi was appointed as the new leader of the group, replacing...
Dear Caster hater: One lick of the mediocrity lollipop and you'll suck forever
Dear Caster hater: One lick of the mediocrity lollipop and you'll suck forever
After finishing sixth in the final of the women's 800m at the Rio Olympics early Sunday morning Great Britain’s Lynsey Sharp had a lot to say to...
Bumpy political ride ahead: What the EFF's coalition refusal means for South Africa
Bumpy political ride ahead: What the EFF's coalition refusal means for South Africa
South Africa’s radical opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not be going into a...
Great strides made to fix SA's revised immigration policy but a few problems remain
Great strides made to fix SA's revised immigration policy but a few problems remain
COMMENTWhen the new immigration regulations were implemented in 2014, they were met with near-universal condemnation. Parents were outraged...
Editorial: Juju may have played into stereotypes before but he has the last laugh now
Editorial: Juju may have played into stereotypes before but he has the last laugh now
The ANC has mocked the Economic Freedom Fighters from the day the party emerged, as immature, opportunistic, loud and brash. This characterisation...
Editorial: South Africa's fees crisis could benefit greatly from creative solutions
Editorial: South Africa's fees crisis could benefit greatly from creative solutions
Some university vice-chancellors are fuming about a recommendation by the Council on Higher Education to the minister of higher education, Blade...
Helen Zille's words were taken out of context and used in a straw-man argument
Helen Zille's words were taken out of context and used in a straw-man argument
RIGHT OF REPLYFrom Sipho Hlongwane’s bizarre article, 
Letters to the editor: August 19 to 25 2016
Letters to the editor: August 19 to 25 2016
Dear Hansie Smit,
Who wants to dwell on Marikana? Certainly not some of our insensitive politicians
Who wants to dwell on Marikana? Certainly not some of our insensitive politicians
This week saw an important anniversary in our country’s history. I am referring, of course, to August 16 1997, when Bafana Bafana beat the...
Caster Semenya’s body is being claimed by self-important armchair pundits
Caster Semenya’s body is being claimed by self-important armchair pundits
BODY LANGUAGENo sooner had the rather unfortunate Sports Illustrated article headlined “Is it fair for Caster Semenya to compete...
EFF must buddy up with the ANC if it is to make strides towards policy change
EFF must buddy up with the ANC if it is to make strides towards policy change
There is a widely circulated — but wrong — perception that the opposition parties have defeated the ANC in the 2016 local government...

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