Analysis

ANC factions rely on silence from the poor
ANC factions rely on silence from the poor
Last month, in an interview published in the Mail &...
Office of the public protector must not be captured
Office of the public protector must not be captured
Who is pulling the public protector’s strings?
ANC should stop recycling old ideas
ANC should stop recycling old ideas
There is an important question people used to ask before Nkandla, state capture, Thuma Mina and Ramaphoria became the most important issues in...
Three months after Cyclone Idai, the region desperately needs help
Three months after Cyclone Idai, the region desperately needs help
Three months ago, Cyclone Idai hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. Homes were destroyed as...
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
Representation matters, and the oeuvre of Ahmed Essop attests to this. In his short fiction and novels, Essop insisted on figuring the textured...
‘Land or Death’: BLF fails to defend slogan
‘Land or Death’: BLF fails to defend slogan
Context largely determines the legal decision on whether a publication or communication constitutes hate speech. This is seen in the 2018 case of...
Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
Decriminalising same-sex sex is good for all of us
I have, on at least two occasions, broken the law while having sex. No, not by engaging in non-consensual behaviour but by engaging in consensual...
SA’s monetary policy needs a serious overhaul
SA’s monetary policy needs a serious overhaul
The call by the ANC’s Luthuli House to loosen monetary policy was both clumsy — in process, terminology, tweets and even scope (with its...
Sudan: A chance for the AU to refine support for countries in crisis
Sudan: A chance for the AU to refine support for countries in crisis
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) has
Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land
Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land
It becomes clearer every day that black people in South Africa remain tenants in their country of birth. Our expressions and actions, however...
Why SA extradited Chang to Mozambique rather than the US
Why SA extradited Chang to Mozambique rather than the US
South Africa recently had to make a very uncomfortable political decision. It either had to seriously ruin its historical relationship with its...
Clear policies needed for effective land reform
Clear policies needed for effective land reform
Minister Thoko Didiza has returned to her old portfolio, as the minister responsible for land affairs. In her first tenure, she developed a...
Prejudice thrives when knowledge systems are biased
Prejudice thrives when knowledge systems are biased
Preceding weeks have seen widespread reaction to the study by Sharné Nieuwoudt, Kasha Elizabeth Dickie, Carla Coetsee, Louise Engelbrecht and...
The complexity of sexual consent
The complexity of sexual consent
It does seem questionable that a woman would have consensual sex with her family doctor while her husband waits outside in the car. But this is...

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