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Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data

If ivermectin had dramatic results in combating Covid-19, it should perform well in any well-conducted, unbiased scientific study, but this is not the case

World Mental Health Day: Poverty should not determine quality of care

The Life Esidimeni tragedy is a stark illustration of how people’s socioeconomic standing affects the mental health services they are able to access

South Africa needs to breed ‘unicorns’

A start-up Act that changes exchange control, tax and labour laws will help innovation-driven tech start-ups thrive

Ramaphosa’s unbalanced assessment of Zweli Mkhize ‘an insult’

Desperate to claw back the public’s trust, the president missteped and betrayed his own weak understanding of ethics and the meaning of leadership

Income grant: Big bang for a few rand

Corporate South Africa is rolling out the big guns to spike momentum towards a universal basic income grant that threatens to expose their sick graveyard economy

How Facebook’s quest for profits is paved on hate and lies

New revelations by a whistleblower prove that the social media platform clearly understands its negative impact on society, but that profits are a greater lure than preserving democracy

Dean Mcpherson: The poster boy for whiteness

Paddy Harper finally got his second Covid-19 jab, but he feels that it's pity there’s no vaccine for stupidity — or arrogance

Editorial: DA’s divisive posters were a calculated decision — which has backfired

It would be refreshing if South Africans encountered political parties that actually walked the talk of embracing the ideals of nonracialism

Economic growth is destroying the planet

Ecosocialism will build solidarity with people to establish food and water commons, carbon-free public transport and community-owned renewable energy

To tackle climate change properly, the world will need Africa’s help

Next year, COP27 will be hosted in an African country, but by then it may be too late for the continent to get the assistance it needs

Social welfare: Investment not debt, taxation and consumption

A rebuttal to Colin Coleman’s remarks at the National Investment Dialogue suggests South Africa certainly has a debt problem

Is too much service delivery killing South Africa’s democracy?

Citizens want a meaningful say in how they are governed, not local government that foists on them what it has decided the people need.

Suicide crisis soars in South Africa

There are few programmes that deal with mental illness, so the cycle can continue for generations

This is how South Africa could unlock its agriculture growth potential

Unlocking the full growth potential over the long run will require policy interventions in agriculture and cross-cutting government departments

Ramaphosa’s panel calls for end to coal, but who’ll fund it?

Like unfinished flyovers in Cape Town, global climate finance and domestic demand often don’t meet up

Scrutiny and robust debate are healthy for our courts

Every judgment in favour of the government is not an indication of a captured court. The fact that we may argue about findings publicly shows how far South Africa is from, for example, Turkey’s recent human rights abuses

Oh joy, my lockdown food is on its way

The pandemic dates us all and has changed us all. Our Netflix and Uber Eats profiles are proof

We owe it to our children to bridge the digital divide

Ubiquitous internet access will improve social cohesion and economic inclusion
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