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DA’s policy proposals are counter-transformative

The DA is stuck in classical liberalism when there are new ways of thinking about capitalism and the role of the state - and its denial of race as a concept is disingenuous

Political pragmatism is required to survive Covid-19

Political ideologies — communism, capitalism, liberalism — and an unrealistic view of the world as we’d like it to be got us into this mess

Cancel culture, threats to freedom of speech, and the state of liberal democracy

Although Ian Buruma was removed as the editor-in-chief of the New York Review of Books in September 2018, he still speaks his mind

Don’t be distracted by liberalism debate

Unless it’s centred on egalitarianism. And the political left can’t guarantee equality either

Black rebels among the blue bloods of liberalism

Bongani Madondo says the meltdown amid racial witch-hunting portends the beginning of the end of white liberalism itself

Communitarian ideals in capitalist workplaces

Companies are trying to build community among workers. But this can have sinister side-effects

Black-centred egalitarian liberalism cannot ignore capitalism

Leaving aside the schoolroom-debate gymnastics that radical liberal Eusebius McKaiser is wont to use, the core issue in the debate is what he avoids.

Liberalism’s hold on the political imagination loosens as new forms of populism surge

Liberalism is not the paragon of virtue it is held up to be. As its authority wanes we need to unshackle reason from its strictures.

Old progressives would approve of DA’s ‘new liberalism’

With Mmusi Maimane's rise to leadership comes a new brand of liberalism that would gain the approval of previous incarnations of the DA.

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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

This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

FNB dragged into bribery claims

Allegations of bribery against the bank’s chief executive, Jacques Celliers, thrown up in a separate court case

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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