Opinion

EDITORIAL: Hofmeyr? Seriously?
EDITORIAL: Hofmeyr? Seriously?
What was Afrikaans Sunday paper Rapport thinking? Getting the notorious racist and bad singer Steve Hofmeyr to write an analysis piece...
Letters to the Editor: February 23 to March 1
Letters to the Editor: February 23 to March 1
As a coloured queer man, I was disturbed that Inxeba (The Wound) was reclassified with a rating of X18 for strong “pornographic” content, as...
Give alliance partners teeth so the ANC can govern better
Give alliance partners teeth so the ANC can govern better
One of the biggest tests for any political party in power is its ability to conceive of policies and strategies that can provide the greatest...
Trans people have regrets too
Trans people have regrets too
I rang up my friend Kate after seeing a report on Russia TV about a university in the United Kingdom that reportedly approved then later rejected a...
Cyril, the purple shall govern
Cyril, the purple shall govern
Dear Mr President,
How to fill an a-hole's budget hole
How to fill an a-hole's budget hole
The thing about budget holes is that they’re easy to spot.
Teachers, pull yourselves together and prepare your lessons
Teachers, pull yourselves together and prepare your lessons
The article by Bongekile Macupe, “Varsity doesn’t prepare us to teach in rural areas” , creates the impression that teachers in rural areas are suffering,...
Zuma’s last outpost is defiant
Zuma’s last outpost is defiant
Tuesday. Durban’s air’s thick. Wet. Fetid. It’s only 10am. I’m boiling. Part of the sense that I’m about to combust comes from the heat....
More fashion misses than hits at the #SONA2018
More fashion misses than hits at the #SONA2018
It’s been such a crazy week let me tell you. I’m not even talking about the intense politics in this country because more than enough people are...
On Mbeki, a R5 coin and the missing pages of history
On Mbeki, a R5 coin and the missing pages of history
Sometime towards the end of his term as South African Reserve Bank governor in 2009, Tito Mboweni sought a meeting with Thabo Mbeki, who had...
Ask women about civil servants
Ask women about civil servants
In President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address he said that “no nation can be free until its women are free”.
Masses are singing from the pulse of President Ramaphosa’s Sona
Masses are singing from the pulse of President Ramaphosa’s Sona
Our country is on a dancing jam inspired by our departed music icon Hugh Masekela’s dazzling song Thuma Mina/Send Me, which was referred...
SA must resist another captured president: This time by the markets
SA must resist another captured president: This time by the markets
The ANC has made a dangerous habit of bringing post-apartheid South Africa to the brink of instability and the common ruin of all. The resignation of former president Jacob Zuma and his
It’s the right time to interrogate SA’s ethics
It’s the right time to interrogate SA’s ethics
The idea of an ethical society has exercised the most brilliant of minds for as long as historical memory can extend. As an ideal, ethics provide...

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