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The monopoly is the message

The structure -- not just the colour -- of South Africa's newspaper industry is where the real problem lies, writes Bruce Cohen CARL...

Restoring socialist morality after Stalin

In this extract from his unfinished autobiography, Joe Slovo recalls the reaction in the SACP to news of Stalin's excesses WE HAD always...

Makgoba accused of racism

SOME staff members of the African Languages Department have expressed outrage at the way Makgoba handled their former acting head, Robert Herbert, an...

Pirates ready to plunder Ivory Coast

They've had a long, hard season and several key members of their squad are weary after representing the national team, but Orlando Pirates...

Weekend Special bites back

Brenda Fassie, South Africa's bad-girl singer, in THE MARK GEVISSER PROFILE 'HOW can I make you smile?" I asked an enraged Brenda Fassie,...

Scales of SA inflation

Simon Segal WITH South Africa's inflation rate, down to 6,3 percent in October, at levels last seen in the early 1970s, much is...

Perpetrators need help

THE day Susan Sithole died, abuse activists, counsellors and government officials met in Cape Town at a national conference organised by the Department...

Homes lost in civil war

Rehana Rossouw and Ann Eveleth THE civil war in KwaZulu-Natal has created a destitute class of people who have converted pavements in the...

Dutch funders take flak over blank cheques

Evelyn Groenink DUTCH do-gooders have run into flak at home for handing out R20-million to South African political parties without any built-in checks...

Editorial Malan may be a gas

EARLIER this week General Magnus Malan gave a briefing to the Foreign Correspondents Association, devoted to his forthcoming trial on murder charges. He...

Newly elected local governments face financial crunch

Lynda Loxton LOCAL government is facing "an affordability crunch"that could have long-term consequences for the delivery of services by newly-elected local governments. Development...

Sharpeville convict demands a retrial

SLOWLY DUMA SKHOSANA, convicted "Sharpeville Six" murderer, is breaking his hunger strike, but he remains resolute to force a retrial to prove his...

Harvey Keitel lights up

CINEMA: Andrew Worsdale HARVEY KEITEL gets to smile warmly in Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's Smoke, and that's only one reason to see...

Editorial but burglars ain t

JOHANNESBURG was adorned with newspaper placards on Sunday trumpeting the latest atrocity of the criminal classes: "The burglars that use gas." Those with...

Tenyearsago

COSATU, the largest-ever federation of independent trade unions in South Africa, is to be launched in Durban tomorrow under the banner "One Federation,...

Bottlenecks may strangle Western Cape tourism

Visitors to the Western Cape may be on the increase but is it equipped to cope with the rush? asks Lynda Loxton THE...

Populist politics with strings attached

Politicians calling for the reimposition of the death penalty are more interested in buying votes than in curbing crime, argues Dennis Davis ONE...

Skilful Austrians get the ball rolling

A game between Austria and South Africa team showed that being in a wheelchair doesn't limit the skill and excitement BASKETBALL:Julian Drew WHEN...

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