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‘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...
‘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...
Not a racist? Then do something
Not a racist? Then do something
You could have sworn that singer Danny K had started World War III this week when he tweeted that not enough white people call out racism.
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...
Editorial: Lies, damn lies, and advertising
Editorial: Lies, damn lies, and advertising
Last weekend, the Sunday Times ran three articles on its third page, a page normally reserved for strong news stories, praising the...
What’s in a name?
What’s in a name?
Many people avert their eyes when they pass the sprawling shack settlements encroaching on cities. There are about 2 500 in Gauteng alone 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....
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services
Almost daily, our news reports are marred by statistics about gender-based violence, such as one in three women are assaulted, physically or...
Despite legislation, workers’s rights are still abused
Despite legislation, workers’s rights are still abused
The call for the expropriation of land without compensation emerged again in the Economic Freedom Fighters’ call for poor people to occupy vacant...
Fix AI’s racist, sexist bias
Fix AI’s racist, sexist bias
Two years ago, my business partner and I were in need of gap financing while we waited for a client to pay us. We approached the main banks but,...
Why is a second Brexit referendum undemocratic?
Why is a second Brexit referendum undemocratic?
Opponents of a second referendum on the toxic and smelly dumpster fire that is Brexit often loudly maintain that it would be “undemocratic”,...
Political parties fail to address nutritional stunting
Political parties fail to address nutritional stunting
With less than two months before the general elections, all the major political parties — the ANC, the Democratic Alliance, the Economic...

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