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See people as individual humans, not as a race

We need to ingrain values of equality in education, businesses, society broadly and religious groups to see people

Why anti-corruption campaigns are bad for democracy

Such campaigns can draw attention to the widespread presence of the very behaviour they are trying to stamp out — and subconsciously encourage people to view it as appropriate

End the pandemic of violence against women activists

In countries such as Uganda, Zimbabwe and Egypt female champions are beaten up, sexually abused, jailed and even "disappeared"

No perks for Swedish MPs

Everyone, including the prime minister and judges, must live in conditions similar to voters

Little difference between politicians and journalists

'​The relationship between politicians and journalists is, or rather ought to be, adversarial'

Fact checking fibbing politicians works, study finds

Study finds voters from across the political spectrum would change their minds when presented with facts, and were turned off by persistent lies

You’d better believe politicians’  hot air

"What we are seeing in the West, as many commentators have observed, is a surge in ethnic nationalism."

School your politician or face the fallout

In most cases the politician becomes so obsessed with power and corruption, the only sane thing to do is chain them and spray them with cold water

Fascist symbols take the cake

Senior Italian politicians see nothing wrong with a birthday cake that celebrates WWII symbols.

EFF leader runs party affairs from his jail cell

The EFF confirmed that the party's legislature chief whip, Papiki Babuile, will remain in his position for now – despite sitting in jail for murder.

Politicians: The good, the bad and the pretty

Have you ever wondered what our politicians are really like? Just ask a reporter.

State of play

We talk to editor-in-chief Nic Dawes about what we can expect from Zuma at this year's State of the Nation address.

Zille thwarts ANC’s illegal land grab

Western Cape premier legally challenges the transfer of prime provincial land worth R500-million.

Suffer the citizen –

- for loyal but incompetent leaders in strategic government positions who ignore the needs of communities they are supposed to serve.

Don’t baby me

Men in powerful positions are presumably erudite and savvy enough to know what is offensive behaviour.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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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

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!