Opinion

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...
Q&A with a fake news writer
Q&A with a fake news writer
THE FIFTH COLUMN
A new centre of power through mass mobilisation is needed in South Africa
A new centre of power through mass mobilisation is needed in South Africa
The ANC has long argued that the elected president of the party should also be the executive head of the...
Busisiwe Mkhwebane must decide who she represents: South Africa or Jacob Zuma
Busisiwe Mkhwebane must decide who she represents: South Africa or Jacob Zuma
On Sunday, South Africans woke to the news that the public protector advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has laid a criminal charge against her predecessor, advocate Thuli Madonsela. According to the Sunday Times report, Mkhwebane says she laid the charge because Madonsela had...
Justices disagree: Is this the beginning of the end of a divide in the ConCourt
Justices disagree: Is this the beginning of the end of a divide in the ConCourt
The United States Supreme Court has been deeply divided for many years between liberals and conservatives. In contentious political cases, the...
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
How the search for a national minimum wage laid bare South Africa's faultlines
Government has moved a step closer to introducing a
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
A minimum wage must restore the dignity of black people
The introduction of a national minimum wage must go beyond the narrow purpose of establishing a minimum floor wage, below which no worker can be...
Editorial: It's do or die for the ANC
Editorial: It's do or die for the ANC
We have been waiting for the real ANC to emerge from beneath the morass of President Jacob Zuma’s various controversies for some time. The argument...
Editorial: New clothes for old Nazis
Editorial: New clothes for old Nazis
American writer Naomi Klein describes the “Shock Doctrine” as the exploitation of national crises to push through controversial policies while...
Let's try a Kumbaya approach to racism
Let's try a Kumbaya approach to racism
An incident like the recent coffin assault, as horrific as it was, serves certain psychological purposes for the nation.

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