Opinion

Editorial: Real people win if cartels are cracked
Editorial: Real people win if cartels are cracked
Somewhere between the bluster and the bust-up last week, Julius Malema reminded members of the National Assembly of their role in ensuring Parliament...
Beyoncé does it for mothers
Beyoncé does it for mothers
BODY LANGUAGE
Zuma drags the ANC down with him
Zuma drags the ANC down with him
The political year is under way. It is an especially important one for South Africa (as well as elsewhere), and it is delicately poised. For the...
Left-leaning economists must stop hiding and challenge peddled misconceptions
Left-leaning economists must stop hiding and challenge peddled misconceptions
Right-wing economists get way too much airtime in South Africa. This is both because of laziness in the media and because left-leaning economists...
SA disconnect leaves the country lagging behind its peer nations
SA disconnect leaves the country lagging behind its peer nations
TECHNOLOGYIn December 2013, the Cabinet approved the SA Connect policy, a broadband roll-out plan to deliver fast, affordable internet across...
DA scrambles to save its reputation after Mashaba's gaffes
DA scrambles to save its reputation after Mashaba's gaffes
The opposition Democratic Alliance is scrambling to save its reputation as a party capable of governing in South Africa’s richest province...
Trump, our Constitution and when bullshit runs wild
Trump, our Constitution and when bullshit runs wild
In August last year, CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria invoked a famous 1986 essay by philosopher Harry Frankfurt to describe Donald Trump. Frankfurt...
So what is the point, Don and JZ?
So what is the point, Don and JZ?
THE FIFTH COLUMN
A letter to first-year students who carry burdens heavier than their backpacks
A letter to first-year students who carry burdens heavier than their backpacks
This is for the village kid who woke up at 3am every morning to start a fire so they could boil water to bath and prepare for their day. For the...
How fake news works as political machinery to tarnish the integrity of journalists
How fake news works as political machinery to tarnish the integrity of journalists
The master signifier in fake news is power and politics. That’s fixed, everything else floats. Alas, journalism is now on the back foot because...
Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
Zuma's speech was full of 'alternative facts' rather than a reflection of reality
President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation speech will be followed by Finance Minister...
Why we should follow the opposition in walking out on Zuma’s shitshow
Why we should follow the opposition in walking out on Zuma’s shitshow
The Economic Freedom Fighters are no strangers to leaving Parliament – whether of their own accord or not – and this time, for President...

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