Zubeida Jaffer

Let us not allow FW De Klerk’s death to tear us apart

His blanket apology did not cast him as a man of principle but as a man of cowardice

Charlotte Maxeke: A woman of firsts

In 1902 she fought for emancipation, including that of women, and was the first black South African to graduate with a BSc

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Sharia Islamic law in a globalised world

This book is a must read for those seeking to understand an important worldview that no longer remains hidden in the sands of the desert

​We must fuss about Davos – to craft a fair economic order

The world’s business leaders gather to shape a financial system that enriches them, causing financial crises and increasing the inequality gap.

Heralded heroine: Why is Charlotte Maxeke’s life such a blurry memory for SA?

Why a book on Charlotte Maxeke? Zubeida Jaffer explains how this extraordinary woman should be remembered in South Africa today.

Too many cooks …

Birth, death, love and taxes are said to be the only constants in life, but one more thing could be added: a Robert Mugabe Cabinet. One would like to think that Stan Made -- a man who has presided over the near-death of Zimbabwe's agriculture sector since the start of the land invasions -- would be relieved of his duties and packed off to a place where he has nothing at all to do with anything.

Not a saint but a very human human being

Dullah Omar was a Muslim man of Asian ancestry. He was South African. An African. A man of the world. But most of all, in his own words, a ''human being''. A person equal to all others. A person who refused to differentiate on the basis of race, colour, gender or religion. The M&G pays tribute to the late former minister of transport.

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