Voices

September 24, 2017

Mondli Makhanya: Playing to the Big Man’s tune

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would probably make a decent president. Her record in previous portfolios in government shows that she has what it takes to get things done.
September 24, 2017

Stop being sheep – we are all unique

Here we are again, our well-meaning rainbow nation is about to celebrate Heritage Day. Though full of good intentions, it has become a day on which we are forced to scramble about for heritage what-what.
September 24, 2017

Why we destroy public property

Tempers flare when good governance is absent and leaders make excuses, write Smangaliso Mkhatshwa and Jeffrey Sehume.
September 24, 2017

She is a writer other writers learn from

Nadine Gordimer unflinchingly refused to look away from the toughest things; had a determination to name them, describe them, shame them if necessary and to fashion bold new forms to contain them, writes Lorna Goodison.
September 24, 2017

ANC is heading for disaster

Robust debate in the party has become an alien concept, such that expressing a different opinion is treated as a serious transgression deserving harsh political marginalisation or purging, writes Livhuwani Matsila.
September 24, 2017

Natural resources must be shared

Approximately 31 companies, with a combined market capitalisation of R578 billion on August 31 last year, control almost 80% of the South African mining market.
September 24, 2017

Read Khwezi’s story and weep

Khwezi: The story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo by Redi Tlhabi.
September 24, 2017

Stokvels should drive social cohesion

As we mark yet another Heritage Day in our democracy, the public holiday and long weekend will be celebrated by our feasting on braai meat, chakalaka, pap and dombolo, and our listening to traditional, authentically African music while wearing colourful African attire.
September 24, 2017

Ties that bind run too deep to fathom

A morning drive on the R21 towards Tshwane, passing the airport, can be a test of wits and gusto because of the bustling traffic. The scorching morning sun compounds the feeling of haplessness as traffic freezes and unfreezes intermittently.
September 24, 2017

Maqoma’s final resistance

Our Heritage Month special continues with another ­chapter in the story of Xhosa warrior Maqoma, who was forced to leave his ­father’s kraal but was born to lead.
September 24, 2017

Be proud of your language

Our greatest contribution to our heritage would be to preserve our own mother tongue, writes Lucas Ledwaba.
September 24, 2017

Context is key in building a campus

Plans for a university in Ekurhuleni must align with the needs of SA’s youth, writes Buti Manamela.
September 21, 2017

Makhosi Khoza’s not the first, nor will she be the last leader to leave the ANC

If there is anyone in the ANC who believes that all is well within the organisation, then they are delusional. But incredibly, that is exactly what is tearing the party apart, writes Rapule Tabane.
September 21, 2017

An invisible disability: Mental health conditions are more common than you realise

More than 17 million people in South Africa are living with a mental health condition. They are dealing with either, or a combination of, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
September 21, 2017

I believed in Fezeka’s version and fully protected her rights

On Sunday, September 17 2017, City Press published a story headlined: “How Zweli ‘misled’ Khwezi”.
September 20, 2017

Should the courts be captured, this Mzansi would be a lawless jungle

This loxion of mine is never short of drama I tell you strue! The other day while yours truly was waiting to be processed at the local police station for what that ugly warrant officer Gumede said was public drinking, I witnessed yet another typical t
September 19, 2017

We must create a culture where reading – in all languages – is respected

The South African Book Fair is a platform for inclusive celebration of books and literature. It is a celebration firstly of a culture of reading, and secondly a culture of writing. The latter can only flow from the former.
September 17, 2017

Courts should promote all languages

An apparent decision to make English the only language of record in SA’s high courts will have grave implications for access to justice.
September 17, 2017

We must not lose our sense of moral outrage

The controversy surrounding the private life of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has confessed to an extra-marital affair in the past, and the response of an Eastern Cape student to receiving an erroneous payment of R14 million
September 17, 2017

Mondli Makhanya: What will the Good Book say?

Just a few hours after he had conceded through his lawyers that the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) decision in 2009 to drop charges against him was irrational, President Jacob Zuma threatened to write a book.
September 17, 2017

On the beat makes all the difference

As a rookie reporter in The Star newsroom in Joburg in the late 1980s, I found it was not the end of the world to be sent on an assignment out of town, only to find it was a nonstory.
September 17, 2017

SAA is not structured to compete

The state must give up a sizeable portion of its equity in the airline and capitalise it adequately to attract investors, writes Thabang Motsohi.
September 17, 2017

SA-China projects will be regulated

Recently, some of those who consistently criticise transformation and the development of black socioeconomic interests have questioned the viability of the Mzimvubu Water Project in the Eastern Cape, and the potential involvement of China’s governmen
September 17, 2017

Being gay is the elephant in the room

We can’t just sweep the widespread homophobia in SA under the carpet.
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September 24 2017