Opinion

Reserve Bank battle points to dangerous levels of intolerance
Reserve Bank battle points to dangerous levels of intolerance
What kind of financial system is sure to collapse if the central bank cares about people’s well-being?
Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives
Jacob Zuma is fast running out of political lives
Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, scandal-ridden President Jacob...
Structural youth unemployment solutions require new thinking and new institutions
Structural youth unemployment solutions require new thinking and new institutions
Another June 16 Youth Day has come and gone. As typically happens at this time, various political leaders, and newspaper editorials, bemoaned the...
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Mercy (9) recounts her loss and the ensuing journey to Busia, Uganda with stoic resignation. She recalls a burnt homestead, a missing mother, two...
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
Gupta citizenship tale full of holes
The news cycle is so hectic at present that, if you blink, you may miss the latest piece of the jigsaw to fall into the public space. There is,...
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
This week, auditor general Kimi Makwetu released his annual report on government expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year. It makes for...
The paradoxes of polyamory
The paradoxes of polyamory
I love to pontificate on what the cool kids are doing and their funky trends, such as hipster hats and cool round glasses. But the fad that has...
Letters to the editor: June 23 to 29 2017
Letters to the editor: June 23 to 29 2017
I was heart-broken reading Neo Ramoupi’s article on higher education (“
Refugees have an equal right to healthcare
Refugees have an equal right to healthcare
June 20 is World Refugee Day. There are about 65.6-million forcibly displaced people, and 22.5-million international refugees, the recent report by...
South Africans’ stories tell how the country is changing
South Africans’ stories tell how the country is changing
News that South Africa has entered a recession has added more uncertainty to the lives of many citizens.
SA’s promise of true equality  still a dream
SA’s promise of true equality still a dream
South Africa has submitted its first report to the United Nations on the progress it has made to overcome the apartheid legacies of unequal access...
Have an instance on the fence of harmony
Have an instance on the fence of harmony
A company called LUX* recently sent me the most charming email. I don’t know if LUX* is an acronym for anything, and I couldn’t see a footnote...

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