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Compliments to SA confidence

Fortunately for us, survival is in our DNA. Let’s use that to greet worldwide crises

Decolonisation can’t just be a metaphor

Decolonising museums requires more than knowledge exchange and lending back stolen artefacts

How colonial rule predisposed Africa to fragile authoritarianism

The unstable pathway many post-colonial African states followed was facilitated by the way in which European empires undermined democratic elements

EDITORIAL: Couple’s visit a right royal pain

How else can we view the breathless coverage that has shadowed the royals since they arrived in Cape Town?

Traumatised societies need honest, self-aware leaders

Politicians must desist from blaming the actions of the former oppressor for their own decisions

Democracy still rules – for now

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

Don’t attack the Chinese — learn from their example

By labelling China as a colonial threat, Zambian historian Sishuwa Sishuwa is helping its enemies

The radical afterlives of Frantz Fanon

A documentary film takes Fanon’s ideas out of the past and tracks the ways in which his ideas are resonating with today’s young across the globe

The humanities can cure our colonial, patriarchal hangover

Two academic articles raise questions about the inherent racism and sexism in scientific methodologies and research ethics

Not a racist? Then do something

Given the inherent benefits all white people enjoy, they have an obligation to actively tackle injustice

Resistance Against The Repatriation Of African Artefacts

The justification of the refusal to repatriate artworks and artefacts to their homelands constitute the old practice of infantilising African nations

Free State explores statutes on statues

No matter the future for the Steyn statue, the university’s process has already reaped rewards

amaHlubi’s battle against colonial legacy heads to high court

One of South Africa’s oldest nations is fighting for recognition of its king, language and ancestral land

Landmark India ruling ends same sex ban

Section 377 of the Indian penal code, enacted by British rulers in 1861, banned 'carnal intercourse against the order of nature'

Class the DNA of society

'Class, in other words, is much more than just one aspect of the social complex,' writes one of our readers

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The PPE scandal that the Treasury hasn’t touched

Many government officials have been talking tough about dealing with rampant corruption in PPE procurement but the majority won't even release names of who has benefited from the R10-billion spend

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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