Opinion

Letters to the editor: March 24 to 30 2017
Letters to the editor: March 24 to 30 2017
Just as you cannot talk about the light without talking about the dark, you cannot talk about colonialism without talking about tribalism. The one...
Israel is an apartheid state. Dump the report, says UN
Israel is an apartheid state. Dump the report, says UN
NEWS ANALYSISWhen the Special Committee against Apartheid was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1962, Western powers...
C’mon Maimane, grow a pair
C’mon Maimane, grow a pair
Nothing good came out of colonialism. It was thoroughly evil. Nothing good came out of apartheid. It was thoroughly wicked. Anyone who tries to...
Africa needs free movement
Africa needs free movement
MIGRANCYI am one of those who are actively committed to the idea of a borderless Africa.
Loyalty is the secret to  ‘the untouchables’
Loyalty is the secret to  ‘the untouchables’
POLITICSTalk in the corridors of power is that Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini did not take kindly to a decision by the ANC...
What is the World Bank's role in grants distributor Net1?
What is the World Bank's role in grants distributor Net1?
With a 17% stake, Allan Gray is the second biggest shareholder in...
Echoing Trump, Mashaba targets undocumented migrants
Echoing Trump, Mashaba targets undocumented migrants
Johannesburg’s new mayor, Herman Mashaba, says he’s on a mission to clean up Africa’s richest city, and the prime targets in his sights are...
Web archives open up the truth about Marikana
Web archives open up the truth about Marikana
COMMENTThe report by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana massacre, released in June 2015, left South Africa with more...
Civil organisations can help, but they also need help
Civil organisations can help, but they also need help
POVERTYDespite democracy, the Eastern Cape province remains trapped in structural poverty but a recent study brings the good news that civil...
Could the chief justice theft have anything to do with Ntlemeza, Dlamini defeats?
Could the chief justice theft have anything to do with Ntlemeza, Dlamini defeats?
In a democracy, it is not every day that two ministers of state are harshly but fairly criticised by the courts and, within 24 hours, 15 computers...
The last great colonialist says goodbye
The last great colonialist says goodbye
Helen Zille touches the tarmac of Cape Town International Airport with her toe as if to sense whether it is of colonial quality. Happy with the...
Zille's views on colonialism are set to divide the DA
Zille's views on colonialism are set to divide the DA
The Democratic Alliance is in a quandary over whether to discipline its former leader, Helen Zille, after she appeared to defend colonialism in a...
Who can be racist: Understanding charges of racism within the philosophical community
Who can be racist: Understanding charges of racism within the philosophical community
Only now in 2017, the Philosophical Society of South Africa (PSSA) has begun confronting the lack of transformation in the discipline of philosophy...

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