Opinion

​We need to move beyond colour-it-orange rhetoric and slogans
​We need to move beyond colour-it-orange rhetoric and slogans
GENDER“Orange your profile to say NO to violence against women”.
Economies grow when early childhood development is a priority
Economies grow when early childhood development is a priority
The first 1000 days of life – the period from conception to the age of two – are...
South Africa’s land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers
South Africa’s land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers
South Africa’s land reform programme has suffered many failures and its beneficiaries have in many cases seen little or no improvements to their...
Robert Sobukwe’s pan-Africanist dream: An elusive idea that refuses to die
Robert Sobukwe’s pan-Africanist dream: An elusive idea that refuses to die
Is Africa really for Africans? American commissioner to Africa and abolitionist Martin Delany asked this question a century and a half ago following...
South Africa must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution
South Africa must tackle dominant firms to achieve better wealth distribution
The focus on “state capture” in South Africa has...
Ratings agencies are false prophets of doom
Ratings agencies are false prophets of doom
The South African business, political and consumer communities have been hosting the “Big Three” credit ratings agencies recently. This...
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 ...
​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...
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...
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...

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