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EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence
EDITORIAL: Stop electoral violence
Anastancio Matavele, a Mozambican election observer, was gunned down by police in Xai-Xai city on Monday. The news was tragic but — perhaps...
Buhari’s visit to South Africa eased tensions. But more needs to be done
Buhari’s visit to South Africa eased tensions. But more needs to be done
There were mixed feelings among Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa because of the recent xenophobic attacks...
The idealism of #ImStaying has its limits
The idealism of #ImStaying has its limits
Disappointment and dissatisfaction seem to define post-apartheid South Africa. These attitudes manifest in different ways. For the millions of...
Are SA’s university professors a bunch of socialists?
Are SA’s university professors a bunch of socialists?
No political philosophy, ideology or theory is beyond the scrutiny of intellectual critique. However, one expects such scrutiny to be fair, honest,...
MultiChoice and SABC in cahoots over control mechanism
MultiChoice and SABC in cahoots over control mechanism
The controversial R553 million deal between MultiChoice and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), signed on July 3 2013 by SABC acting...
The farm workers who produce our food are the most vulnerable to hunger
The farm workers who produce our food are the most vulnerable to hunger
It is tragic and outrageous that the people who produce the food that we eat in South Africa are those most likely to go hungry. Some people think...
A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing
A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing
Much of the attention garnered by the novel gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is due to the prospect of unprecedented therapeutic applications...
#FeesMustFall charges were politically motivated and concocted
#FeesMustFall charges were politically motivated and concocted
Some activists in the movement are rewarded for their role in the struggle for free, decolonised education; others are imprisoned. Khanya...
Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster
Africa's growth-at-all costs model is a recipe for disaster
Economic growth, the hegemonic progress narrative of our time, is revealing itself to be more complicated than its proponents would allow. ...
We should not weaponise mental illness
We should not weaponise mental illness
In an age of sometimes vicious online trolling, many of us are also becoming addicted to digital displays of Schadenfreude — exhibiting...
Judgment day for corrupt municipality
Judgment day for corrupt municipality
Can or will a municipality be dissolved by the order of a court? Judgment in Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) vs Premier of the Eastern Cape &...
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
The statistics are like an endless pit-toilet of horrifying numbers. One in three women will be sexually attacked. Two in five are beaten by their...
You can’t beat discipline into a child
You can’t beat discipline into a child
The recent Constitutional Court ruling outlawing corporal punishment in the home has raised the ire of many people, with some going so far as to...
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