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‘Conflict of interest’ could land judge in hot water
‘Conflict of interest’ could land judge in hot water
The allegations in Prasa’s legal risk and compliance executive Martha Ngoye’s affidavit add to the growing criticism of Judge Tintswalo...
Underage, marginalised, married
Underage, marginalised, married
Sometimes it is important to reflect on how lucky we South Africans are compared with other people in countries such as Sudan. Although we may...
Letters to the Editor: June 22 to 28
Letters to the Editor: June 22 to 28
Post–1994, a considerable proportion of previously oppressed South Africans have gained access to basic services such as water and sanitation,...
But when will we see the money?
But when will we see the money?
‘Why is the investment still not coming?” This question was put to me in London recently; and it was a good one. But its source was curious...
#MiniMeToo breaks long silences
#MiniMeToo breaks long silences
He remembers it as if it were yesterday. More than three decades since it ended, the memory is as fresh as it is painful: how, for four years, the...
Winners need a devil in the detail
Winners need a devil in the detail
At the World Cup, evil is good. Let’s qualify that: actual violence or depravity is not necessary for a footballer to dominate on the world’s...
Spanner in the rubber tree works
Spanner in the rubber tree works
This is a true story. It’s about how Henry Ford, the pioneering industrialist, was defeated in one of his grand schemes — by a caterpillar....
Papa Penny the populist for premier?
Papa Penny the populist for premier?
Papa Penny is famous. With his bouffant hairdo sitting tremulously on top of his head like a crazy, hairy, postcoital doodle, his chintzy multicoloured suits and his fingers dripping with rings, he is also instantly recognisable....
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Jo’burg’s waste war heats up
Globally there has never been this much concern about what plastic is doing to us. In Johannesburg this means that from next week households will...
Drummer Ayanda Sikade unearths the lost gem 'Movements'
Drummer Ayanda Sikade unearths the lost gem 'Movements'
Ayanda Sikade is not a tall man in stature. In fact, on some bandstands, he seems to disappear behind the drum kit and then into the music. Perhaps...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Cut in Two: Justin Hagen takes centre stage in this one-man show directed by Soli Philander. Cut in Two zooms in...
When the penalty is death
When the penalty is death
Wednesday morning. There’s a group of five children, three boys and two girls, playing a game of football on the strip of sickly grass alongside...
What we teach must be relevant
What we teach must be relevant
The announcement by Minister of Education Angie Motshekga that history will be made compulsory from grades 10 to 12 by 2022 has opened up many...
A very sick health dept
A very sick health dept
This week, the Mail & Guardian reports on the debilitating rot that set in at the Gauteng department of health during the tenure of...

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