Voices

July 25, 2017

One way to curb corruption is to change how we appoint parastatal boards

The government’s undertaking to issue a board appointment framework for state-owned enterprises as part of its inclusive growth action plan should be warmly welcomed, and is long overdue.
July 23, 2017

For the elite, by the elite

Policies and legislation over the past 23 years have only served to deepen and entrench poverty and inequality among the masses.
July 23, 2017

The ANC is beyond reform

One cannot forget that the ANC was the midwife that delivered the end of apartheid and the birth of ­democracy.
July 23, 2017

Mondli Makhanya: The tide is turning

For those among us who are depressed and bleak about the state of the country, take heart.
July 23, 2017

How R Kelly's sex crimes got turned into punch lines

R Kelly rocketed into headlines again this week, unsurprisingly, for running an alleged sex cult. Until now, the singer’s sexual predation has done little to hurt his career.
July 23, 2017

Punish crime in all its forms

Descent to lawlessness does not happen overnight. It takes place over a number of years and is usually encouraged by the absence of consequences for those who break the law.
July 23, 2017

Bell Pottinger sussed us out

To master persuasion and manipulation, you require insights on what drives human emotions and behaviours.
July 23, 2017

Madiba’s dream will come after 2019

A post-ANC coalition government will come to power in 2019 with one mission: to reignite the dream of 1994 and bring Madiba’s ethics into national government, writes Mmusi Maimane.
July 23, 2017

The future won’t wait

SA needs a new technology-driven public education model.
July 23, 2017

When MPs do their jobs

This week’s resignation of former SABC chief financial officer James Aguma hopefully closed a dark chapter of crippling impunity at the public broadcaster.
July 23, 2017

The small T’s and C's of social media

On social media, as in life, it is always advisable to fall back on good manners, writes Hugh Melamdowitz.
July 23, 2017

Editorial: We loved the message in the music, Bra Ray

During the dark days of apartheid, the music of Ray Chikapa Phiri and his jazz band, Stimela, brought hope to many in the struggle.
July 23, 2017

Editorial: Minister of disaster

In March this year – at the height of the grants crisis – social development director-general Zane Dangor resigned, unable to tolerate working with his incompetent and uncaring minister, Bathabile Dlamini.
July 23, 2017

Book extract: Bonang - From A to B

South African businesswoman and radio and TV personality Bonang Matheba’s popularity is unmatched. In this extract from her new book, she gives her fans some insight into the evolution of the industry and compares it to what it was like when she firs
July 23, 2017

Book review: Significant lessons from Seme’s life

The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley ka Isaka Seme by Bongani Ngqulunga.
July 23, 2017

Youth jazz festival a rare opportunity

Every winter for the past 25 years the little university dorpie of Grahamstown has been host to a unique world-class skills exchange and festival – the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival.
July 23, 2017

A man-made disaster of epic proportions

Six years ago, South Sudan gained independence in a joyous occasion that marked a dramatic end to the intergeneration struggle of its people.
July 21, 2017

The ANC must deal with Zuma or risk losing the next general elections

All the negativity on the #Guptaleaks emails, which implicate some of the ANC ministers and some premiers should send the ruling party scurrying.
July 20, 2017

Mondli Makhanya: Like animals, if you feed the corrupt they end up fighting over the spoils

When it comes to the feeding trough the corrupt types tend to prioritise projects where the likelihood of eating is high, meaning that – just like the animals – they will come back to that spot, writes Mondli Makhanya
July 21, 2017

Motshekga hopes to actualise culture of reading in children, but will it work?

Books have continued to be a source of content whether it is at a dinner table or any other gathering work or social.
July 20, 2017

From Qunu to Jozi and back again – the places Madiba called home

Join me on a journey to some very special places in our country, places that tell a remarkable story for the whole world.
July 18, 2017

Dlamini should stop ousting people and consider starting a beer grant

The weekend could not have come at a better time.
July 16, 2017

Feminism is not on their radar

If the ANC is serious about addressing patriarchal domination in society, perhaps it should unlink this from biological identity.
July 16, 2017

Citizens should rise up against state capture

At the first anniversary of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1984, Albertina Sisulu said that “the patience of the people has been exhausted now”.
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July 23 2017