Analysis

Goodbye Ambassador Lenk, you won’t be missed
Goodbye Ambassador Lenk, you won’t be missed
As far as trolls go, Arthur Lenk, Israel’s representative to Pretoria, was astutely ambassadorial. Mention Israel on Twitter and...
Gender bender: Normalising, moralising and a shot of reality
Gender bender: Normalising, moralising and a shot of reality
The worst part about not drinking alcohol is having to tell people why you don’t drink. It’s difficult because drinking usually occurs at a...
Zuma’s recipe: How to make an African dictator
Zuma’s recipe: How to make an African dictator
A recent report by City Press detailed how President Jacob Zuma refused to heed calls by the ANC’s integrity commission to resign,...
The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele
The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele
Prudence Mabele – Pru – was my guide to the new South Africa. She didn’t give you a choice about friendship. She just showed up. We met in...
ANC policy conference a dismal sham
ANC policy conference a dismal sham
As President Jacob Zuma enters the Hamburg Messe on Friday, venue of this year’s G20 summit, and is greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he...
Trump’s Europe trip highlights low global standing of ‘brand America’
Trump’s Europe trip highlights low global standing of ‘brand America’
Donald Trump’s second foreign foray as United States president comes at a time when people in many countries have less confidence in him than...
Yoga can help to decolonise us
Yoga can help to decolonise us
In South Africa, yoga has long been seen as something weird for slim white women and hippies or New Age types in the well-off suburbs. Given the...
ANC must call a special conference
ANC must call a special conference
The ANC will this week observe its constitutional obligation to convene a national policy conference six months before the national electoral...
Will the ANC go beyond leadership squabbles at the indaba?
Will the ANC go beyond leadership squabbles at the indaba?
The ANC policy conference, starting in Johannesburg on Friday, presents an opportunity for the governing party to develop sound policy proposals to...
Youth have to make hard choices
Youth have to make hard choices
Exactly 41 years ago, young people from Soweto and other townships demonstrated their power by mobilising in numbers to challenge the apartheid...
Porn on pupils’ tablets is akin to a virus
Porn on pupils’ tablets is akin to a virus
The National Development Plan 2030 envisages a high-quality education system, with globally competitive literacy and numeracy standards.

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