Opinion

Terrifying truths about public debate
Terrifying truths about public debate
There is always a lot at stake in political debate. Consequently, the quality of political debate can easily deteriorate as factions and individuals push their various agendas. This will probably be particularly true of political discourse in our country this year....
Letters to the editor: January 13 to 19 2017
Letters to the editor: January 13 to 19 2017
Teacher tests will fail
The political theology of Jacob Zuma
The political theology of Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma kicked off the new year by declaring that God was on the side of the ANC. Speaking ahead of the ANC’s 105th birthday...
The inauguration of the end of the world (as we know it)
The inauguration of the end of the world (as we know it)
THE FIFTH COLUMN
Gym is post-festive self-torture
Gym is post-festive self-torture
BODY LANGUAGE
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift
The start of the academic year is looming in South Africa. The student protests that rocked most...
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
South Africa has work to do to make government more accountable
The South African government completed its term as lead-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in December 2016. The partnership is an...
South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths
South Africa can't compete globally without fixing its attitude to maths
South Africa is not producing enough school leavers who are competent in maths and science. This is a fact borne out by international assessments...
​Zumandla — The Year of the Meme
​Zumandla — The Year of the Meme
A sensation of living inside an endless series of memes is the surreal experience that South Africans shared in 2016. It’s a crowded bubble of...
Ramaphosa has what it takes to fix an ailing ANC. But ...
Ramaphosa has what it takes to fix an ailing ANC. But ...
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed his availability to
Alexa Mdluli, the bot in the Conspiracy Dot
Alexa Mdluli, the bot in the Conspiracy Dot
THE FIFTH COLUMNPink News reports a snafu with Amazon’s “virtual assistant” (that’s “bot” to you), Alexa, over the holiday...

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