Valencia Talane

ANC gears up for national general council

The ANC is well prepared for its third national general council, which takes place in Durban next week, its spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Strike a rock, don’t objectify it

A great aunt of mine used to say there are two kinds of women: those who do things because men like them done that way, and those who do things right.

Where dreams are made…and lost

<b>Valencia Talane</b> reminisces about an important moment in the late Scara Ngobese's life that may have gone unnoticed by the football star.

Decorum deferred

A mugging, two emergency services personnel and a near-beating have had me unpacking the dos and don'ts of professionals in uniform.

Blame it on the Mini?

Could the Mini Cooper's reputation for being one of the most exciting cars in its class have contributed to the illegal Soweto drag race?

Winnie 2.0

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of those people who knows an opportunity for publicity when she sees one.

Mr Zuma, my drunken uncle

The news that President Jacob Zuma has fathered another child, out of wedlock, made me sick, to say the least.

Waxing lyrical

How would South Africans like it if there was a second Julius Malema, Caster Semenya and Winnie Mandela?

Parly’s night shift

2010 is proving to be a year of firsts and fun surprises indeed.

The first day of school: A closed book to endless possibilities

If I had a little one starting "big school" on Wednesday, I'd be worried. No, more like afraid, very afraid.

The ties that bind us

"Oh, I don't have a problem with them, as long as they stay out of my face," said a male friend of mine in reply to a discussion on same-sex marriage.

Going under the knife

More black South African women are opting for plastic surgery to fix "imbalances" in their bodies.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income