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    Blinded by power
    Blinded by power
    Our economy has been built on the labour of people going underground to dig up raw materials. South Africa’s resource blessing/curse — our...
    Privilege flares in Notre Dame fire
    Privilege flares in Notre Dame fire
    When the main spire of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris crumbled, consumed by fire, the world lost one of its most iconic buildings: a towering...
    Editorial: ANC: Yes, but no, but yes ...
    Editorial: ANC: Yes, but no, but yes ...
    In an election year, perception and messaging are crucial for political parties seeking to win the hearts and minds of the electorate. Controlling...
    Editorial: Revolutions don’t happen overnight
    Editorial: Revolutions don’t happen overnight
    Over the course of his three decades in power, Omar al-Bashir outsmarted and outfought his enemies at every turn. Through a combination of extreme...
    Editorial: UCT report is old news
    Editorial: UCT report is old news
    In 2016 the University of Cape Town agreed to establish an Institutional Reconciliation and Transformation Commission as protest action intensified...
    Editorial: The marginalised are still muzzled
    Editorial: The marginalised are still muzzled
    We squeeze South Africa’s problems into silos: towns, villages, townships and entire communities that are out of sight of those with money and...
    SA teams usher in rare joy
    SA teams usher in rare joy
    Then there was relief. After a week spent facing dim media forecasts, Bafana Bafana, so often the embodiment of disappointment, actually did it....
    Corruption is not just an African thing
    Corruption is not just an African thing
    It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Gambia’s deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh, was fabulously corrupt. A new investigation by the...
    Editorial: Words cause murder
    Editorial: Words cause murder
    The terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week was shocking. People were mowed down as if they were characters in a video game. It was a...
    Editorial: The destruction of Thuma Mina
    Editorial: The destruction of Thuma Mina
    Thuma Mina. It started as a slogan. A way for President Cyril Ramaphosa to summon the spirit of our country’s struggle history to tackle the...
    Editorial: Lies, damn lies, and advertising
    Editorial: Lies, damn lies, and advertising
    Last weekend, the Sunday Times ran three articles on its third page, a page normally reserved for strong news stories, praising the...
    Editorial: Ethiopian flies high
    Editorial: Ethiopian flies high
    Most of the reaction to the Ethiopian Airlines crash, which claimed the lives of 157 people, was appropriate — shock, sympathy, commiserations. But not all of it....