Analysis

Our universities must stop being sites of women abuse
Our universities must stop being sites of women abuse
On Women’s Day the body of Khensani Maseko was lowered to its resting place. This was the saddest depiction of the country South Africa has...
How could Turkey overcome its currency woes?
How could Turkey overcome its currency woes?
Not long ago it would have been deemed inconceivable to see Turkey, a long-standing US ally and staunch member of NATO, in the list of countries...
'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
'The Lost Boys' speaks to us all
Mark Minnie was 12 years old in 1972 when he was raped by 17-year-old twins, Bryce and Mickey. They lived in the same neighbourhood.
ANC Youth League: Critical but stable?
ANC Youth League: Critical but stable?
Critical but stable is a phrase synonymous with a difficult period in the life of our democratic nation — when we held our breath and said...
Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics
Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics
The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples’ Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement...
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
Rhodes must stop treating rapists like victims
Rhodes must stop treating rapists like victims
For Rhodes University, there is another dimension to the difficult problem of undoing rape culture — a deep distrust that has developed...
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
1968, the year that Africa shaped the US
It is 50 years since 1968, dubbed by the CNN’s new four-part series as “the year that changed America”. The United States, however, was only...
Class exists but can we say the same of race?
Class exists but can we say the same of race?
Is South African society made up of races or classes? Or, if it is both, which of the two is more fundamental?
Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book launched by the residents...
Dawn’s the time to oil the joints
Dawn’s the time to oil the joints
Wednesday morning.
Women’s rights must include land rights
Women’s rights must include land rights
The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...
Mandela didn’t sell out, post-94 ANC did
Mandela didn’t sell out, post-94 ANC did
A man sitting next to me at a land workshop in Rustenburg last month asked me whether the problems on the platinum belt meant, as some younger...

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