Voices

June 25, 2017

Epochs of our time

What kind of epoch is the future going to bestow on our generation? And who among us will epitomise such an epoch? asks Brutus Malada.
June 25, 2017

Where is our leadership in nation-building?

The calibre of national leadership can be a decider in generating, or stifling, national goodwill and economic recovery.
June 25, 2017

A menacing new normal

Writing on the popular Nigerian website SaharaReporters.com, journalist Emmanuel Egwu bemoaned the refusal by the country’s ruling cabal to accept that President Muhammadu Buhari is, in effect, a vegetable.
June 25, 2017

Connect the dots on Mkhwebane, SA

At the start of the year, not long after she assumed office, new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane voiced concern at a developing mistrust of her office.
June 25, 2017

Editorial: JZ just doesn’t get it

While delivering judgment on Thursday on the United Democratic Movement’s application to force the Speaker of Parliament to allow a secret ballot on a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, the Constitutional Court made pertinent remarks about the functionality of a democracy.
June 25, 2017

Ubuntu in the public service

Public service failure is a failure to institutionalise the values we already have.
June 25, 2017

DRC must learn from Lumumba during crisis

In 1960, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) gained independence from Belgium. By 1965, it was the second most industrialised country in Africa after South Africa, boasting flourishing agricultural and mining sectors.
June 25, 2017

Our laws are still too segregatory

Barely 25 years into our constitutional democracy, and in a complex economy such as ours, it is understandable that the society envisioned in our Constitution and the tools needed to serve it would still be in development.
June 25, 2017

Editorial: Engcobo paves the way on clean audits

There was a great feeling of satisfaction in Engcobo this week after Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu singled the Eastern Cape municipality out for its clean audit.
June 25, 2017

Policy as proxy for change

As the curtains came down on the last ANC national policy conference in 2012, the policy discussion document on the ANC’s “second transition” had been battered so much that its sponsors only just lived to fight back another day.
June 25, 2017

Teach kids about sex

Pregnancy among schoolchildren has many social implications, writes Panyaza Lesufi.
June 25, 2017

Special-needs housing still a dream

Two years after the finalisation of a special-needs housing policy, it is yet to be tabled for approval.
June 25, 2017

A freedom fighter reflects

A new edition of Raymond Suttner’s famed struggle memoir has been published. Nicki Gules asks him about the impact, today, of prison and torture – and living a principled life in a time of corruption.
June 25, 2017

Kids on kids' books: The big party

The All Africa Wildlife Express by Rosamund Haden, illustrated by Tony Pinchuck.
June 25, 2017

The South Sudan crisis

We were two of the many who played small roles in South Sudan’s journey to independence as observers of the seminal electoral events in the world’s newest country.
June 25, 2017

Book fest: Get ready for Wordfest

A huge pack of writers and thinkers are heading to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown to present and debate at Wordfest – the book festival within the arts festival – that runs from July 1 to 7.
June 25, 2017

Book news: Tshwane tales

Tshwane, good news. There’s a brand-new book event called the Tjo!StoryFest! happening at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1. You can find the full programme on their Twitter account @tjostoryfest. St
June 23, 2017

Digital migration ruling: Another seminal ConCourt judgment

The Constitutional Court judgment delivered on the June 8 enriches our understanding of at least three Constitutional areas in the process of developing public policy. These include the power of the executive arm of government in policy determination
June 23, 2017

Ya Toivo was an ‘inspirational stalwart’, a ‘troublemaker’ to prison authorities

The name Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo is inseparably linked to the struggle for the independence of Namibia. Formally known as South West Africa the country got renamed upon its independence in March 1990 which saw Sam Nujoma become president and my fellow
June 21, 2017

Yoga is bringing well-being and employment to young people in Africa

Yoga helps financially insecure youth gain confidence, coping skills, and self-compassion
June 21, 2017

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago. And the role of the country's Reserve Bank.
June 21, 2017

It’s all about perceptions, and Mmusi’s mantash-ing has done him a disservice

Growing up during the days of corporal punishment had its good, the bad and the ugly. We used to get a beating almost every day for different reasons. At home, we would be punished mostly for not making sure that all the cattle and goats are home bef
June 20, 2017

Young South Africans aren't apathetic, just fed up with formal politics

It's time South Africa stopped stereotyping its young people as being disinterested and morally bankrupt and started engaging them.
June 20, 2017

Taxiville lessons: How to cut interest rates and only reshuffle the traffic

From Mr 90-10 to the bosses of Taxiville getting things done promptly, Majakathata the Rogue sums up a week in SA.
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