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Some are more equal than others

It’s do what we say, not what we do, as the ANC lays Andrew Mlangeni to rest

Importance of preserving the archive

If we are to make sense of the present and plan for the future we must understand our past, and so we must preserve our records

‘I was there’: Essays that map a life

Academic Achille Mbembe sat down with retired journalist Jolyon Nuttall, who is also his father-in-law, to talk about his new book of essays

Be warned: ‘Tweetspeak’ from our politicians is reminiscent of an Orwellian dystopia

Tweetspeak replacing empathetic, thoughtful, reasoned communication would alarm the author.

Modise’s sex no concern to pigs

Women get a raw deal but that has nothing to do with leaving animals to starve.

George Orwell back in fashion as Prism stokes Big Brother paranoia

"Nineteen Eighty-Four" depicts a society in which liberty was impossible – so how should we respond to this new threat?

Think about the children who cannot spell ‘refugee’

<b>Chris Roper</b> looks at what is needed to revitalise the news and stop beating about the bush when confronting our social ills.

Anniversaries from ‘unhistory’

The way we remember the past often illuminates what we choose to forget.

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Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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World Aids Day

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Cash in your old iPhone to upgrade to a new one or get a reduced rate on your monthly contract from your service provider

Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story