Opinion

‘A formidable presence, although slight in stature’

"If you love life, then it's the field for you. It will lead you, as it led me, because I love people, and I care about the quality of what they do," said Elizabeth Sneddon, South Africa's first speech and drama professor, who died on Thursday at the age of 98. Sneddon, who never married, died at her home in Durban, a local radio station reported.

February 16 to February 22 2007

Heed your subjects' cries!Paul Harris, you are my banker. Invest wisely: R20-million would help hire and train more than 20 000 more policemen and...

July 07 – July 13 2006

'Literary gent' hits backDrew Forrest painfully exposes his colonial cultural cringe when he calls me an "Oxford-trained literary gent" (June 30). Then he shadow-boxes...

March 31 – April 6

Revealed: Bleek HoaxIt appears that the hallowed Bleek records, housed at the University of Cape Town (UCT), could be an elaborate hoax perpetrated by...

August 04 – August 10 2006

In Cyril we trustIf Cyril Ramaphosa makes himself available for the presidency, it could be the best thing ever to happen to the African...

June 23 – June 29 2006

Libel? It happened!The South African Zionist Federation angrily slates as "libellous" Khadija Magardie's reference to Israeli soldiers roughing up Palestinian workers at checkpoints and...

November 17 to November 23 2006

Who's Malthusian now?It is a pity Fiona Macleod didn't take the time to read the speech on global warming Tony Leon gave at the...

August 18 – August 24 2006

Erwin not against EIAsFiona Macleod's "Mbeki joins assault on green laws" (August 4) and last week's letter from Richard Worthington, "Too red to see...

November 25 – December 01

Welcome -- but don't affirmMany people must look on in amazement at the heated debate in the church on homosexuality -- particularly in a...

May 05 – May 11 2006

I hear the ArchI refer to the outraged responses to Archbishop Desmond Tutu's wish that whites would say "I'm sorry" and "thank you" to...

March 10 – March 16

DA is getting strongerIn her analysis of the 2006 local election results (March 3), Vicki Robinson reached the premature conclusion that support for the...

May 26 – June 01

Kasrils a man of honourI am not a supporter of any political party, but I believe your readers should know what kind of man...

September 15 to 21 2006

Mindless vilificationThe opprobrium heaped on Ronnie Kasrils by the Zionist lobby (Letters, September 8) has a lengthy pedigree. Writing in 1970s Britain, Labour MP...

January 26 to February 1 2007

Is this animal welfare?I refer to the Mail & Guardian's article (January 18) about the tragic story of Frida the Romanian lioness, so cunningly...

October 06 to October 12 2006

JZ abusing cultureI am proud to be a Zulu woman, and think Zulu culture, like other South African cultures, should be celebrated. But I...

December 08 – December 15

A mindless destroyerI used to jokingly refer to the United States as the "Evil Empire", but I'm afraid history will show this to be...

April 21 – April 27

Encouraging free thoughtA million thanks to the Mail & Guardian for "The God rush" edition (April 13). What a great contribution you're making in...

August 25 – August 31 2006

Good riddance, CarrollAs a 25-year-old Indian woman who grew up in Durban, I remember the days before the release of Nelson Mandela. I remember...
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