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Slice of life: These women still shape me
Slice of life: These women still shape me
It was only when an older woman got into the taxi that the other women seemed to come alive. Her gravelly-voiced “san’bonani” was followed by...
A desperate mother’s cry for help
A desperate mother’s cry for help
What do you do when your child has a disorder that can make them violent, and the education system isn’t equipped to handle them? Bongekile...
Libra: How Zucked are we really?
Libra: How Zucked are we really?
Almost two Chinas. This is the number of people who use Facebook’s platforms. If just half of them used Libra, the Facebook-led digital currency...
Ramaphosa, heed Césaire’s words and be bold and decisive
Ramaphosa, heed Césaire’s words and be bold and decisive
In his poem Notebook on the Return to the Native Land author and politician Aimé Césaire warns against the dangers of “assuming the...
Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias
Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias
It’s halftime at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. The Lions home team are trailing 33-5 against the Rebels, one of Australia’s...
He’s fighting for your dying day
He’s fighting for your dying day
Sean Davison did not know how the day would end. It was supposed to be a routine pre-trial hearing in his triple premeditated murder case. He had...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Traditional Children’s Magic Festival: Start the winter holidays by treating the children to a day of magic with more than 100...
We’re ‘doomed’ if justice isn’t fixed
We’re ‘doomed’ if justice isn’t fixed
The role of a broken criminal justice cluster in the state capture project was brought into sharp focus during the recent appearance of former...
ANC and DA try to gain upper hand in municipal stalemate
ANC and DA try to gain upper hand in municipal stalemate
A political chess game for control of key municipalities lost by the ANC in the 2016 local government elections is slowly taking shape.
DA admits to governance balls-ups
DA admits to governance balls-ups
The Democratic Alliance has admitted to dropping the ball in governance, saying that, in some cases, municipalities run by the party are “indistinguishable” from the way they were run by the ANC....
Ndikho Xaba: Unruly native till the end
Ndikho Xaba: Unruly native till the end
In a performance and political career that spanned more than six decades, Ndikho Xaba’s effect is perhaps best measured by the force of his ideas...
This piggery can’t go to market
This piggery can’t go to market
Mike Fysh, the owner of a family-owned piggery about 20km north of Pretoria, is as congenial and relaxed a person as you could hope to meet, given...
President has better fish to fry
President has better fish to fry
President Cyril Ramaphosa this week seemingly drew the short straw in the presidency dinner club and was despatched on the lunchtime food run.
‘Tiso Blackstar is just the beginning’
‘Tiso Blackstar is just the beginning’
In an imperilled newspaper industry, one trade union is positioning itself as a defender of the rights of journalists in the workplace.

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