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Land reform needs laws and imagination
Land reform needs laws and imagination
If there is any lesson to be learned from the past 23 years of South Africa’s trial and error experiment with constitutionalism, it is that...
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
A plague of tiny beetles is tearing into our trees and killing them. The unprecedented crisis has led to towns, cities, companies and universities...
Six SOEs paid R3bn to consultants
Six SOEs paid R3bn to consultants
South Africa’s state-owned entities (SOEs) and institutions have had a bad run with consulting firms. So bad that, this year, three of these...
Austere beauty of Chatsworth
Austere beauty of Chatsworth
Pravasan Pillay is a literary ascetic. Chatsworth (Dye Hard Press, 2018), his collection of short stories, is largely unencumbered by...
Stoners guide to #dagga judgement: It's not safe to smoke
Stoners guide to #dagga judgement: It's not safe to smoke
This week’s Constitutional Court order confirming the right to private cannabis use was celebrated by stoners in South Africa. But it has also...
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
Change the names to rid SA of its colonial, apartheid past
The announcement in June that the minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, had approved the belated name change of Grahamstown to Makhanda was...
SA cities need to unclog their bureaucracy drains to let business flow
SA cities need to unclog their bureaucracy drains to let business flow
While South Africans continue to battle with rising unemployment, poverty and inequality, a World Bank report on doing business in South Africa...
The complex histories we’re connected to
The complex histories we’re connected to
“The act of representation is inevitably doomed to failure,” says Craig Higginson, who is seated across from me in a restaurant as we discuss...
Top cop lied to commission, says witness
Top cop lied to commission, says witness
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has been asked to investigate perjury charges against a KwaZulu-Natal police general for allegedly...
Qubeka sews it up in Toronto
Qubeka sews it up in Toronto
The last time Jahmil XT Qubeka premiered a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival it had been banned briefly in his home country. This...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Rituals: The Nando’s Creative Exchange offers emerging artists the chance to develop their art. The outcome of the...

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