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The paradoxes of polyamory
The paradoxes of polyamory
I love to pontificate on what the cool kids are doing and their funky trends, such as hipster hats and cool round glasses. But the fad that has...
Sadtu digs in over a matter of principal
Sadtu digs in over a matter of principal
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has blamed the five-year delay in implementing performance agreements for principals on the South African...
The politics of Wonder Woman
The politics of Wonder Woman
My working title for this review was “White woman tries to reconcile Wonder Woman with intersectional feminism”, so if you want a straight-up...
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
This week, auditor general Kimi Makwetu released his annual report on government expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year. It makes for...
LGBTI-focused national HIV plan launched
LGBTI-focused national HIV plan launched
Hailed as a milestone in South Africa’s response to HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis, a national plan focusing...
Jazz artists follow in Tshabangu’s Footprints
Jazz artists follow in Tshabangu’s Footprints
Andrew Tshabangu moved his solo exhibition, Footprints, from a gallery space and employed the intuition of jazz to expand its meaning and...
Have an instance on the fence of harmony
Have an instance on the fence of harmony
A company called LUX* recently sent me the most charming email. I don’t know if LUX* is an acronym for anything, and I couldn’t see a footnote...
No amnesty for DA's Mbali Ntuli
No amnesty for DA's Mbali Ntuli
Despite reaching a compromise with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille over her controversial tweets on colonialism, the Democratic Alliance has not let...
Apartheid spy Williamson’s dark heart exposed
Apartheid spy Williamson’s dark heart exposed
One can judge a book’s bleakness by the photograph on its cover. The Mephistophelean figure holding a teacup is Craig Williamson: police...
Letters to the editor: June 23 to 29 2017
Letters to the editor: June 23 to 29 2017
I was heart-broken reading Neo Ramoupi’s article on higher education (“
The ball is now squarely in Baleka's court
The ball is now squarely in Baleka's court
Whether a parliamentary motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should be decided by secret ballot is a “judgment call” to be made by the...
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi owners bled dry by credit costs
Taxi bosses brought Gauteng highways to a standstill last week. The middle classes lamented the inconvenience, but the real target of the disruption was SA Taxi Finance and its eye-popping interest rates....
Rights of foreign kids trampled on
Rights of foreign kids trampled on
Undocumented children — South African, from other countries and stateless — face being kicked out of the classroom, despite having a...
‘Jellyfish’ fails to impress investors
‘Jellyfish’ fails to impress investors
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s backhanded style of politicking, replete with doublespeak, did not win over investors during meetings in London...

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