Opinion

State must join citizens to fight femicide
State must join citizens to fight femicide
On Sunday May 28, South Africa’s women will dress in black and wear red lipstick in honour of the women who have been brutally murdered in the...
Letters to the editor: May 26 to June 1 2017
Letters to the editor: May 26 to June 1 2017
I love Brian Kamanzi’s explanation that, at the University of Cape Town on February 16 last year, “fires broke out across parts of the...
Mmusi Maimane’s alleged deportation highlights Zambia’s downward spiral
Mmusi Maimane’s alleged deportation highlights Zambia’s downward spiral
On Thursday afternoon, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane flew to Lusaka. It was an unexpectedly short trip. On Thursday night, he flew home...
'Africa rising' threatened by extremism, power-corrupted leaders and climate change
'Africa rising' threatened by extremism, power-corrupted leaders and climate change
Perceptions of Africa changed in recent years, from a continent of wars, famines and entrenched poverty to a focus on "Africa rising" and an...
After the ‘Facebook Files’, the social media giant must be more transparent
After the ‘Facebook Files’, the social media giant must be more transparent
Most people on Facebook have probably seen something they wish they hadn’t, whether it be violent pictures or racist comments.
North Korea tension tops China-Russia agenda
North Korea tension tops China-Russia agenda
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi makes an official visit to Russia on Thursday and Friday for meetings with key officials, including his counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The timing, which coincides with the Nato and G7 summits of Western powers, underlines that Beijing and Moscow have an...
ConCourt judges face much more than legal questions in Zuma case
ConCourt judges face much more than legal questions in Zuma case
South Africa has been treated to an overdose of legal arguments as its Constitutional Court grapples with whether or not a parliamentary vote of no...
How Zuma blew the chance to steal a march on his opponents
How Zuma blew the chance to steal a march on his opponents
As the dust was starting to settle on South African President Jacob Zuma’s recent controversial reshuffle of his cabinet, a new storm erupted....
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...
Skin to skin: Stealthing is rape
Skin to skin: Stealthing is rape
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The cyber-war(s) being fought right under our noses
The cyber-war(s) being fought right under our noses
TIME magazine invariably has very clever, multi-faceted covers, the latest one being no exception. It shows the White House – the American...
Will Trump stick to 'America first' or build bridges with Nato, Europe and G7?
Will Trump stick to 'America first' or build bridges with Nato, Europe and G7?
United States President Donald Trump’s foreign foray enters its second phase this week when he moves from the Middle East to Europe. In so...
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...

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