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Achmat Dangor: On writing and change

Celebrated author and political activist Achmat Dangor died on Sunday at the age of  71. Here, in a 1990 interview published in Staffrider, he speaks to Andries Walter Oliphant about his work and aspects of South African literature and culture

Review: Macingwanes’s salutations to the cosmos

Pleiades: Isilimela, the latest poetry collection by Vusi Mchunu — who writes under his clan name, Macingwane — is a deeply personal meditation

The system in South Africa has its knee on the neck of the youth

The youth of today can learn from the youth of 1976, who rose up and rejected the Bantu education system

Towards reclaiming our culture of the liberation struggle

Judy Seidman responds to Athi Mongelezi Joja’s expanded assessment of her 'Drawn Lines' exhibition

Pretensions of fighting for the oppressed and the totality of white power

We should be wary of taking theories of commitment and agency as self-evident; we should instead question their unspoken assumptions as we also question the motivations attendant to them

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Parcel of Death memorialises Onkgopotse Abram Tiro

Journalist and Tiro’s nephew Gaongalelwe gives us a glimpse into the young firebrand’s life.

Cyril plays a careful game

The president may have kept his cards close to his chest but now he has  to make bold moves

Danger in restricting knowledge

Secrecy and the selective education of a few led to the fall of the Ancient Egyptians

A speech with a galvanizing effect

A new history of student politics at Turfloop in the 1970s shines light on student activist Tiro

Jabba, a man of the people whom we failed to protect

We failed to protect him when we heard his cries. This reveals to us the precarity of our own lives under racial capitalism

Letters to the Editor: September 21 to 27

Our readers write in about: violence, foreign business, the ICC and Syria

How our heritage is reduced to ash

Whiteness once again robs black and brown South Africans of their legacy by reducing it to ‘Braai Day’

Our True Humanity — Ramaphosa delivers Biko lecture

The president has called on South Africa to regain its humanity and moral compass

We need to talk about the ‘national question’

Our readers write in about the issue of the 'national question' raised by the EFF

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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