Opinion

The day Pravin drew a line in the sand
The day Pravin drew a line in the sand
Know what a “risk off” is? No? Well, don’t worry, nor did I until a few months ago. I had provided a group of investment bankers and...
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...
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...
Brad Pitt remains unscathed but Angelina is the temptress who stole him but is that the whole truth?
Brad Pitt remains unscathed but Angelina is the temptress who stole him but is that the whole truth?
It’s been more than a decade since headlines announced the end of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s marriage – and the subsequent blowout when...
Students must appreciate government's intervention in 2017 fee adjustments
Students must appreciate government's intervention in 2017 fee adjustments
It is utterly shocking and uncalled for the manner in which students at our institutions of higher learning have been conducting themselves at some...
What to do about the alt-right that aren't all right?
What to do about the alt-right that aren't all right?
THE FIFTH COLUMN
#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 South Africa's economy will be stuck unless there's a major political shift
Why South Africa's economy will be stuck unless there's a major political shift
The fundamental problem confronting South Africa today is a political culture that is defective and out of kilter with the needs of the majority of...
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the United Kingdom, a refugee. I remember the police officer at immigration control looking down at me, a...
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...
Zuma's dysfunctional Cabinet is a far cry from Mandela’s era
Zuma's dysfunctional Cabinet is a far cry from Mandela’s era
South Africa’s Cabinet has become dysfunctional. This highest executive body charged with managing the state’s daily affairs has 35 members....

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