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Angelo Fick

JM Coetzee: A fine mind, a formidable intellect

Behind JM Coetzee, the writer lauded for his ‘wonderfully brave, bold mind’ , is John Coetzee, the quiet man

Importance of preserving the archive

If we are to make sense of the present and plan for the future we must understand our past, and so we must preserve our records

Skills deficit undermines 4IR promises

Technology is not necessarily the panacea it’s said to be, de-skilling further the under-skilled 

A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa

Many revered Essop as a beloved teacher of English before he clashed with the apartheid authorities and was barred from teaching

SA today is another country     

1994 set us on the path to freedom, but much must still be fixed and new problems await us

We dare not dream of freedom until we can effect equality

April 27 1994 set us on the path to freedom; but much must still be undone – and new problems await us

Media freedom too easily taken for granted

South Africans must fight against those who try to encroach on our hard-won freedoms

The shame of Room 80: We must act

Violence and abuse, particularly of women, needs to go beyond expecting the state to end it

Ethnic boxes perpetuate colonialism

The dangerous re-ethnicisation of SA politics must be stopped lest it lead to the same ethnonationalism that caused bloodshed in Rwanda and Yugoslavia

Winnie’s death a chance for us to introspect

Judging her by long-held patriarchal standards only exposes our society’s misogynistic gaze

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