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On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

Editorial: UK fallout will hurt us

Such a divisive figure will further ruin Britain. This is, of course, that country’s choice

SA’s Poles recall a bitter journey

On November 11, the Polish diaspora in South Africa honoured the 500 children who found refuge in Oudtshoorn in 1943

Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected

The artist’s dedication to the communist party is obvious in paintings such as Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick

The World Cup of press freedom

Rather than accepting the competition that comes with pluralism, the Kremlin is intent on rigging the rules of politics

Djibouti’s squandered independence

My country is not independent. It’s an open air prison, writes Daher Ahmed Farah

Poland consigns communist-era monuments to dustbin of history

The country's governing rightwing party is bent on removing all vestiges of the communist system as part of a series of controversial reforms

Free higher education won’t be free

The campaign for free higher education fails to consider who actually pays for it

The journey into the heart of redness

A hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the politics of the left so easily slip into the right

Sixty years after Sputnik: taking stock and looking to the future

Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

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