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Pioneer land ruling puts justice first
Pioneer land ruling puts justice first
The judiciary has found itself in the populist firing line recently, particularly after the high court in Pretoria held that the president had to...
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
This year the City of Cape Town expects to sell less electricity than it has since 2006, even though both its economy and population have grown. In...
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
Extreme flooding to double along the coastline
In the next 13 years, coastal cities such as Durban and Cape Town will face “catastrophic” floods twice as often as they do now because of rising...
Government action on femicide goes wrong from the bottom up
Government action on femicide goes wrong from the bottom up
South Africa has the highest rate of women murdered by their partners in the world, according a 2015 policy brief by the Cape Town based Alan J...
The biggest losers of the English Premier League
The biggest losers of the English Premier League
There are no participation medals in the Premier League. The winners get all the spoils and adulation from fans, pundits and the like. The losers?...
Democracy is key to economic success
Democracy is key to economic success
The first reason for supporting democracy in Africa is that the continent’s democracies have typically posted economic growth rates that are...
Hunt for Wits’s success is over
Hunt for Wits’s success is over
As the bubbles from the celebration of the night before subsided, triumphant Wits coach Gavin Hunt knew what he wants next.
African spending power rises
African spending power rises
African countries’ burgeoning middle classes, with a combined spending power in the region of R1.3-trillion a month, are becoming a force to be...
Another day, another death – yet one more woman murdered in SA
Another day, another death – yet one more woman murdered in SA
Nombuyiselo Nombewu was five years old when she last saw her mother, Mathapelo Shai. Her younger twin sisters also last saw their mother 10 years...
Letters to the editor: May 19 to 25 2017
Letters to the editor: May 19 to 25 2017
The dividend of democracy is freedom. It was the freedom to choose that saw millions of South Africans snaking across the land to cast their votes in...
Data loss will make you wanna cry
Data loss will make you wanna cry
Is your information worth $300 dollars to you? “Hell, no” is the answer from the victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack.
Prophet says he heard man's confession of killing
Prophet says he heard man's confession of killing
This week police arrested a 32-year-old man from Klerksdorp in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Nombuyiselo Nombewu. The arrest was swift,...
‘Judicial overreach’ is back
‘Judicial overreach’ is back
On Monday, about 1 000 ANC supporters marched through the streets of Durban behind a banner bearing a rhetorical question: “Who runs SA, courts...

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