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SA in dire need of a political spring tide

The only time change has occurred in South Africa is in response to global events such as World War II. The country is once again facing such an event — Covid-19 — and will have to react

A new Cold War is coming. Africa should not pick sides

COMMENT: As the US and China battle for global domination, Africa must stand firm, charting its own course

Make corruption reporting meaningful

Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism and sexism

Bid to settle Mars could solve Earth’s crisis

Africa must be part of developing technology that may make inhabiting the Red Planet possible and help the continent survive climate change

US-China decoupling myth busted

The co-dependent partnership is in the conflict stage and the real decoupling may be between American politicians and the country’s citizens

Democracy still rules – for now

The world should be wary of creeping autocratisation, even in democratic countries

Are the Russians forging an ’empire’ in Africa?

Russia's increased presence on the continent is mostly about pursuing lucrative business opportunities

Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them

To stay abreast in these confusing times, the public service must be empowered to act

Set course for the heart of the Sun

They promise the earth and never deliver, but sometimes the world’s leaders give us the sun, the moon and the stars

Djibouti’s squandered independence

My country is not independent. It’s an open air prison, writes Daher Ahmed Farah

Human rights face uphill struggle

Authoritarian countries will put liberal democracies under pressure

Q&A with Tom Hanks: In defence of fairness

Tom Hanks speaks about his role as a lawyer who has to defend a KGB spy during the cold war years.

Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement

We bring you ten facts about the Non-Aligned Movement which was founded by a group of countries that refused to take sides in the Cold War.

Moratorium on US adoption of Russian children

Russia has signalled that it could soon slap a moratorium on US adoptions of local children despite the signing of an agreement on the issue in 2011.

Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on

Vaclav Havel, the playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia, has died.

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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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