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Slice Of Life: To humanise the 'savage'
Slice Of Life: To humanise the 'savage'
My friend Teresa Firmino and I make up an arts collective, called Kutala Chopeto. Both our families come from a military community, called 32...
Structural youth unemployment solutions require new thinking and new institutions
Structural youth unemployment solutions require new thinking and new institutions
Another June 16 Youth Day has come and gone. As typically happens at this time, various political leaders, and newspaper editorials, bemoaned the...
Four ANC members confirm veracity of Gupta emails
Four ANC members confirm veracity of Gupta emails
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says four ANC members implicated in the leaked Gupta emails have confirmed the authenticity of the mail...
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
AG berates municipality leaders
AG berates municipality leaders
Municipal leaders in councils across the country were so preoccupied with the run-up to last year’s local government elections that they...
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
‘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...
Mkhize defends Gigaba
Mkhize defends Gigaba
Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has defended the decision by her predecessor, Malusi Gigaba, to grant early citizenship to members of the Gupta...

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