Opinion

Africa mustn’t leave its youth in the lurch
Africa mustn’t leave its youth in the lurch
With almost 60% of its population under the age of 25, Africa is the world’s youngest region. Yet young people are often left behind. They face...
Chinese South Africans fight hate speech
Chinese South Africans fight hate speech
Twelve individuals are before the Equality Court for hateful and discriminatory speech directed at the Chinese community. Not only was the speech...
Defence and democracy are good bedfellows
Defence and democracy are good bedfellows
The South African Aerospace Maritime Defence Industries Association (AMD) has as one of its primary objectives the representation of the entire...
Historical novel tests notion of nation
Historical novel tests notion of nation
Namwali Serpell’s novel The Old Drift arrives at a moment in contemporary African literature deeply committed to revisiting the past. The thicket...
EDITORIAL: No defence for sexual abuse
EDITORIAL: No defence for sexual abuse
Earlier this month, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the minister of defence and military veterans, wrote a letter in which she announced an investigation...
Build an active citizenry to reverse the death of Venice
Build an active citizenry to reverse the death of Venice
The worst flooding in Venice’s recent history has submerged some of the city’s renowned cultural sites, including St Mark’s Basilica on...
DA, EFF lack the muscle to keep the ANC in check
DA, EFF lack the muscle to keep the ANC in check
Politics is a tough business. Not long after his recent resignation as Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane took an economy class seat on a...
Limpopo schools continue to lag on the safe sanitation front
Limpopo schools continue to lag on the safe sanitation front
This year’s theme for World Toilet Day, globally celebrated on November 19, is "Leaving No One Behind" — yet learners, predominantly in...
Tolerance: a good start but not sufficient
Tolerance: a good start but not sufficient
In 1996, the United Nations invited its member states to observe an International Day for Tolerance annually on November 16, aimed at the promotion...
Skewed diagnosis leads to faulty prognosis of DA’s prospects
Skewed diagnosis leads to faulty prognosis of DA’s prospects
In attempting to examine the Democratic Alliance’s current condition, Roger Southall in his article on November 12, “Party’s woes signify...
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
Africa’s path to sustainable prosperity must move in step with environmental action
A blueprint for environmental action in Africa exists. It’s time we used it to transform the continent
EDITORIAL: A sleepwalk away from state spying
EDITORIAL: A sleepwalk away from state spying
When Google offered to catalogue and order the online world for us, for free, no one asked too many questions. Their product made our lives so much...
EDITORIAL: Sport is for the people
EDITORIAL: Sport is for the people
Football without fans is nothing. It’s an overused cliché — and has been wielded nefariously to justify countless acts of fan abuse...

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