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SA has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
SA has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa - the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) - promises to be a voice for the growing...
Jo’burg museums are decaying, but will privatising them create more problems?
Jo’burg museums are decaying, but will privatising them create more problems?
COMMENTIt is generally well known that South Africa’s museums are poorly resourced and inadequately managed. So when one hears that there...
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face
Abandon the naive thought that, with the internet and free flow of information, governments are retreating from repression of the media. The...
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa - the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) - promises to be a voice for the...
To protect democracy, only the ANC – not Parliament – must rid SA of Zuma
To protect democracy, only the ANC – not Parliament – must rid SA of Zuma
While South Africans grapple with Jacob Zuma’s one-upmanship of the country’s political order, a disturbing narrative is creeping into the mass...
Africa must move away from the death penalty
Africa must move away from the death penalty
Last week, Amnesty International published its report on the global use of the death penalty for 2016. The report indicates that at least 1 032...
Editorial process and opinion on content are two separate factors
Editorial process and opinion on content are two separate factors
The debate about the Huffington Post SA’s now deleted blog by a person with a fake identity and its recently resigned editor, Verashni...
Survey sheds light on who marched against Zuma and why
Survey sheds light on who marched against Zuma and why
South Africa has long been described as the ...
Sugar tax no instant obesity cure
Sugar tax no instant obesity cure
BODY LANGUAGESouth Africa has been wrapped up in public and parliamentary debates about the value of the country’s proposed sugar tax. The...
SA could learn from Brazil when it comes to protests
SA could learn from Brazil when it comes to protests
POLITICSThe 2010 and 2014 Fifa World Cups in South Africa and Brazil were fanfares to fading visions. Their emptied, debt-burdened stadiums...
Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle inaugurates South Africa’s Zimbabwe moment
Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle inaugurates South Africa’s Zimbabwe moment
POLITICSHistorians reviewing the recent short span of history, the past 50 years, or even the longue durée, over 200 years, would...
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
The collateral damage in Africa’s anti-homosexuality laws
“We know where your children go to school. We are going to rape your daughters and turn your boys into homosexuals if you don’t stop defending...
Wanted: A popular force for change
Wanted: A popular force for change
POLITICSThere are moments in history in which redemption for some means disaster for others. It is not unusual for situations structured by...
Repugnant outcomes of a caste system
Repugnant outcomes of a caste system
SOCIETYLike most societies, South Africa is built on a complex matrix of power, privilege and access to social mobility. Similar to many...
The church’s role is to be political
The church’s role is to be political
In his book, The Culture of Disbelief, Yale legal scholar Stephen Carter laments that “our public culture more and more prefers religion...

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