Voices

January 15, 2017

Government needs stricter social-media rules

In April 2011, the state’s news agency, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), published its social-media guidelines. The stated purpose of these guidelines was to create awareness across government about the opportunities presented in social media.
January 15, 2017

When will there be justice at last for Jimmy Mohlala?

They say time is the greatest healer, but I am not sure if the wounds of family, friends and comrades of Jimmy Mohlala are healing eight years after he was shot dead.
January 15, 2017

ANC should consider a third way

A two-horse race could divide the party beyond repair. Branches should rather look at a conciliatory option, writes Kwandiwe Kondlo.
January 15, 2017

Islam is a religion of love, not a terror group

Hey, Mr Trump, not all terrorists are Muslims, and not all Muslims are terrorists, writes Alleyn Diesel.
January 15, 2017

The Barack Obama legacy

One man can ring in a lot of change, but sadly, thechange can be washed away, writes Joan Walsh.
January 15, 2017

#DeadPose raises deeper, darker issues

I first encountered pictures of the #DeadPoseChallenge on my Facebook newsfeed last Sunday morning. Being a University of Cape Town student, I was deeply triggered by the two photos of young, black women pretending to hang themselves.
January 15, 2017

EDITORIAL: Enough talk; time to act

Another 1 714 people lost their lives on South Africa’s roads over the festive season. The figure is 5% higher than the previous year and much finger-pointing has been done regarding who or what causes accidents on our roads.
January 15, 2017

EDITORIAL: #FeesMustFall: Cool heads are now needed

The start of the 2017 tertiary academic year is still weeks away, but already the dark clouds of disruptive protests are gathering.
January 13, 2017

Angry social media posts are never a good idea. How to keep them in check

The issues of accessibility, communication and connection are especially relevant when it comes to understanding why so many people vent their spleen on social media.
January 13, 2017

The political theology of Jacob Zuma

The problem for Jacob Zuma’s political theology is that far too many members of South Africa's ruling ANC have been experiencing a dramatic loss of faith in a party they see as no longer righteous.
January 11, 2017

South African universities won't change unless mindsets start to shift

The push for decolonisation could ironically end up trapping universities in a colonised curriculum.
January 8, 2017

The shape of our inequalities

Grade 12 is just one component of education. With widening inequality, poverty, race and resources thrown into the mix, there is a lot of work to be done to achieve a better future for pupils, writes Mary Metcalfe
January 8, 2017

SA’s great expectations for the new year

My son turned 22 this year. When I look at him, I see South Africa at 22.
January 8, 2017

2017 – SA’s fork in the road

This is the year in which the country’s largest political force will have to choose whether to be an entity gutted of principle, morality and intellect, or a positive contributor to the growth of a good society, writes Mondli Makhanya
January 8, 2017

Ringing in the New Year on the beach

There’s this massive ribbon of black and brown bodies of every conceivable hue bobbing up and down in the ocean as the waves roll in. There are no wit ous. Their loss, writes Paddy Harper
January 8, 2017

Hidden histories of home

The retelling of our history challenges the confines of what an activist can be, writes Simamkele Dlakavu
January 8, 2017

Birthplace of the ANC ‘lies in tatters’

While thousands of ANC supporters in their black, green and gold regalia will sing and dance in celebration at the birthday bash today, the base and foundation where it all started lies in tatters, writes Sihle Khumalo.
January 8, 2017

Success in life starts with you

Young people today have many more opportunities than under apartheid, so they shouldn’t neglect to seize them, writes Nombeko Mbava.
January 8, 2017

AI is a hit in the woke era

Flux Trends presents six trends for 2017. These are just a sample of a broader selection of trends that Flux will explore in depth at its first trend presentation of the year: The State We’re In: 2017 – Dazed and Disoriented, the impact of being wok
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January 15 2017