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No truth for Gambia’s queer people
No truth for Gambia’s queer people
Gambia is accounting for its past. Two years after the end of Yahya Jammeh’s brutal 23-year rule, the country’s Truth, Reconciliation and...
Editorial: Ethiopian flies high
Editorial: Ethiopian flies high
Most of the reaction to the Ethiopian Airlines crash, which claimed the lives of 157 people, was appropriate — shock, sympathy, commiserations. But not all of it....
My colleague’s stake in the Reserve Bank billionaire club
My colleague’s stake in the Reserve Bank billionaire club
In March 2017, after a high court order that forced South African Reserve Bank shareholders who held in excess of 10 000 shares in breach of the...
Appropriating knowledge without compensation is a danger
Appropriating knowledge without compensation is a danger
The goals of the Copyright Amendment Bill tabled by the National Council of Provinces are noble and shared by most South Africans interested in...
Carbon tax gets a muted welcome
Carbon tax gets a muted welcome
A carbon tax from June  1 this year will add 9c a litre to the petrol price and 10c to diesel. This comes on top of the recent hike of 74c a...
‘Boys will be boys’ doesn’t cut it
‘Boys will be boys’ doesn’t cut it
When a child is born, only well wishes are sent to the mother and the family. No one sends messages of caution, a message like “As you welcome...
Time running out for Parliament to deal with abuses at spy agency
Time running out for Parliament to deal with abuses at spy agency
With mere days left on the parliamentary calendar, Parliament’s joint standing committee on intelligence has kicked the high-level panel report...
The forgotten cadres are the ANC’s loss
The forgotten cadres are the ANC’s loss
Carol Moses, who died at the age of 50 recently after a short illness, symbolised the marginalisation in the post-apartheid ANC and South Africa of...
Darkness of producing R Kelly
Darkness of producing R Kelly
Few things have been as spectacular and at the same time as painstakingly slow as the apparent comeuppance of sexual abuse accused R&B maestro R...
Zizojik’ izinto for women’s football
Zizojik’ izinto for women’s football
It’s no secret that men earn far more than women in football. Nor has it ever been seriously challenged. After all, men’s sporting codes fill...
‘Praise the Lord, I’m a real fat cat’
‘Praise the Lord, I’m a real fat cat’
Alph Lukau, the prophet or pastor of Alleluia Ministries International, is in trouble for more than raising a non-dead (it turned out) man from the...
The great VAR whine begins
The great VAR whine begins
It was an amusing side attraction at first. The referee would trot off and stand awkwardly in front of his monitor as the crowd cheered to amuse...
A call for township theatres
A call for township theatres
In the midst of economic uncertainty, in this year’s budget speech Finance Minister Tito Mboweni allocated the treasury funds towards a new...
Pollution kills nine million a year
Pollution kills nine million a year
A staggering nine million people are killed a year by pollution, making it the single biggest killer in the world, according to a new report by the...

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