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Mine standoff is a licence to rethink laws
Mine standoff is a licence to rethink laws
Legend has it that there was a rich man who was so stingy he died of hunger with money in his pocket. The man spent each day admiring his treasures...
Shaping cities goes beyond student beds
Shaping cities goes beyond student beds
Beds, it would seem from a cursory reading of the South African business press, are a major issue. The government has announced that a staggering...
DA to petition president on rights of voters abroad
DA to petition president on rights of voters abroad
On Thursday January 10, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) passed the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill and it will now be referred to the...
Industry 4.0 is being taken seriously
Industry 4.0 is being taken seriously
When she released the matric results recently, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga repeatedly referred to the fourth industrial revolution...
Letters to the editor: January 18 to 24
Letters to the editor: January 18 to 24
We can be proud of having some of the most progressive legislation in the world. Our shame is that we are among the worst for implementing our own...
Selling Africa’s good news stories
Selling Africa’s good news stories
Anywhere in the world, freelance journalism is an extreme career choice. The job requires withstanding pitch rejections, ignored queries, stolen...
Bold steps Mnangagawa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price
Bold steps Mnangagawa should be taking instead of fiddling with the petrol price
When economically challenged rulers try to run nations, especially fragile ones, they can easily make mistakes.
State capture should be seen as an act of treason
State capture should be seen as an act of treason
“The attempt to take over or overthrow the government” and “betrayal of trust”. These are a handful of definitions of “treason” found...
Allow local councils to do their fiscal duties
Allow local councils to do their fiscal duties
The insistence of South African political parties, and the ruling party in particular, on democratic centralism in a constitutionally guaranteed...
Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes
Why there’s a case for giving foreign aid to authoritarian regimes
Should democracies give foreign aid to countries that are not democracies? 
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
Launching the governing ANC's 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the successes of the last 25 years...
The road ahead for the DRC
The road ahead for the DRC
In the early hours of January 10, election authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) finally announced that Félix Tshisekedi, leader...
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world
Capital has always aspired to a global reach. 
No holy cows in hate cases
No holy cows in hate cases
The year 2019 is the year of the pig in the Chinese zodiac. Although it symbolises prosperity, its infamy as the epitome of greed lingers in the...

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