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Why drunken judge not impeached
Why drunken judge not impeached
Nkola Motata’s case is the closest democratic South Africa has come to impeaching a judge, testing the as-yet unused provisions in...
MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda
MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda
On Thursday last week, Uganda announced plans to resurrect the infamous “Kill the Gays” Bill, possibly within weeks. A version of the Bill was...
Brave Blossoms epitomise belief
Brave Blossoms epitomise belief
It took 29 years for Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda to surrender after World War II had ended. He had been deployed to the Philippines to disrupt...
Why the power was turned off
Why the power was turned off
This Wednesday’s breakfast tweet by power utility Eskom that it would be implementing stage 2 load-shedding came 12 months, one day, and a couple...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Red Bull Shay’ imoto: Come witness twelve of South Africa’s high-profile spinners go head-to-head in a battle toward winning...
Cleaner energy hits tipping point
Cleaner energy hits tipping point
If you wanted to understand the future of fossil investing, you could do worse than consider the case of Robert Murray, friend to President Donald...
Want a jet, a car, a house? Gupta sale is on
Want a jet, a car, a house? Gupta sale is on
More than a billion rands of the Guptas’ assets are being sold off — but the state is unlikely to recover a cent from the alleged looting...
Successfully impeach Trump? What are Democrats smoking?
Successfully impeach Trump? What are Democrats smoking?
They couldn’t take it any longer. Rather than just let him bumble, shout and tweet his way to a humiliating electoral defeat, they are going to...
Solskjær in it for the long-term
Solskjær in it for the long-term
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is “100% sure” that the club has the right structure in place and says money is available to...
New medical school to open in 2021
New medical school to open in 2021
When I am standing in one of our medical school lecture halls at Nelson Mandela University’s Missionvale campus, I almost don’t believe that we...
Slice of life: Life’s hard but  ‘tomorrow’s a new day’
Slice of life: Life’s hard but  ‘tomorrow’s a new day’
Mustafa Aboulseoud, who co-owns and manages the Obsession Cafe in Mayfair, Johannesburg, has encountered his fair share of misadventure on his...
Netball is shining on court but still struggling off it
Netball is shining on court but still struggling off it
Netball became a symbol of comfort in July when African countries flexed their talent at the World Cup in Liverpool, England. These women dared to...
Africans deserve to hear their stories
Africans deserve to hear their stories
At the Franschhoek Literary Festival a few months ago, I was sorely challenged on the foundation of the English curriculum taught in South African...
BEE must address needs of informal economy
BEE must address needs of informal economy
A report published by the Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (Plaas) unit at the University of the Western Cape on South Africa’s dwindling...

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