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Yes, victims can bring Gambia’s dictator to justice

Gambian President Adama Barrow has said that he will await the report of the country’s truth commission before pursuing Jammeh’s possible extradition

Failure to govern geoengineering could destabilise peace and security

Failure to govern new technologies to combat global warming could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security

Putting science on the continental agenda

Speech by Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor at the Science Forum South Africa, CSIR, Pretoria, December 8 2015

A day to weigh up the continent

May 25 is Africa Day. It is neither a day for Afropessimists to gloat nor one for Afro-optimists to say the African dream has been achieved.

Public participation in education under threat

Motshekga’s reported plans to make it easier to close schools could jeopardise pupils’ rights.

Best response to a cheating scandal? Completely confuse everybody

The conflicting statements about cheating during the 2014 matric exams equals complete national confusion.

Refugee children win right to learn

But debilitating education hurdles remain for many foreign children in legal limbo.

Is Parliament offended by the truth?

Letter from Parliament: EFF MP Andile Mngxitima believes that actually, the struggle against power is the struggle to return meaning to words.

‘Radical’ change is our collective responsibility

Politics aside, South Africans share aspirations for economic growth under legitimate leadership.

Mazibuko’s tea-tray ‘klap’ is a wake-up call for blacks in denial

Black people who forget they are black suffer, writes Andile Mngxitama.

Africa is still waiting for the dawn

The current assault on freedoms would make the pan-Africanist Robert Sobukwe turn in his grave.

Vote ‘no’ to the nightmare of Zuma’s ANC

SA deserves better than to be ruled by a party that flirts with totalitarianism, writes Barney Pityana.

Buthelezi: IFP fought for good citizenship

The Inkatha Freedom Party prepared a generation of young people to become active participants in a liberated South Africa.

The state must do textbooks by the book

Have lessons from the 2012 textbook crisis led to reforms that will ensure it can't recur?

Our courts are schooling the state

With prompting from civil society, judges are reminding the state of its material obligations to schools and pupils.

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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