Voices

April 25, 2017

What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria

Africa carries a disproportionately high burden of malaria cases. In 2015 214 million people across the world were infected with malaria leading to about 430 000 deaths.
April 25, 2017

Reject Nxasana’s student financial aid plan, save us from loan sharks

History is littered with countless examples of how the elite hijack working class struggles in order to preserve class and social domination. The Nxasana task team’s proposed Ikusasa Students Financial Aid Programme, mainly comprised of bankers and f
April 25, 2017

Private sector must mentor students willing to study the ‘hard’ subjects

Given the high rate of students who never make it past first year at university and the fact that the state has limited resources, it has become vital for the private sector to step up and do its bit to help mitigate the problem.
April 23, 2017

Let’s not send good leaders into the wild

Leadership battles based on factionalism are no way forward. The ANC should choose its leaders the way villagers have always done, writes Phathekile Holomisa.
April 23, 2017

How the mighty have fallen

Once exulted for holding the moral, organisational and leadership high ground, the ANC has set up its own Animal Farm filled with errant revellers, writes Mavuso Msimang.
April 23, 2017

Mondli Makhanya: NDZ, you ain’t no populist

Somebody, anybody – a sister, a brother, a friend, a daughter, a nephew, a niece, a cousin or even an ex-husband – please tell Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma that this populism thing is not for her.
April 23, 2017

Why don’t abuse victims matter to us?

Friday. The scene: Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court. Inside, televangelist Timothy Omotoso is appearing on charges of human trafficking after a number of women made allegations that the pastor had sexually abused them.
April 23, 2017

Editorial: This is our freedom in action

Millions of South Africans joined snaking queues to form a new country on April 27 1994.
April 23, 2017

Editorial: Our freedom in action ... let us guard it and deepen it

Yes, we have our political freedom, but this cannot mask the reality of poverty, sky-high unemployment and vast inequality.
April 23, 2017

Heroic leader was ever the communist activist

Between 1956 and 1960 there were three marches that defined the history of political resistance in South Africa.
April 23, 2017

This 14-year-old published a book

It’s Up To Me – 7 Ways to Make a Difference by Megan Werner.
April 23, 2017

Do we talk or renew SA?

The country needs to create its future in a similar vein to the Freedom Charter, says Barney Pityana, while Supra Mahumapelo feels that SA requires a renewal, reconciling and healing process.
April 23, 2017

African women need access to Caesars

Maternal mortality rates could be reduced if this surgery was widely available, write Salome Maswime and Gwinyai Masukume.
April 23, 2017

Africa’s big challenge

In this extract from their important new book called Making Africa Work, Greg Mills,Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Dickie Davis warn of the steps that African leaders will need to take to promote growth and jobs as the population boom intensifies.
April 23, 2017

Teach children in their mother tongue

Choosing the right medium of instruction for our children can be daunting and potentially harmful, writes David Harrison.
April 23, 2017

Shared economic growth is theonly way to go

Poverty, inequality and unemployment, as well as disease, skills and access to services, are still determined, to a large degree, by the patterns of ownership and power created under colonialism, slavery and apartheid.
April 23, 2017

Accept our challenges

Radical economic transformation is already under way, but government must work to increase the scale and pace of our interventions.
April 20, 2017

Increasing caesareans in Africa could save more mothers' lives

Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren't able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
April 20, 2017

South Africa's ANC can stay a liberation movement and govern well

Democracy in South Africa is meaningless if it doesn't improve the lives of the people. To do this, the governing ANC must be led by conscientious, competent and interested leaders.
April 18, 2017

The contradiction at the heart of Rachel Dolezal's 'transracialism'

If Rachel Dolezal is genuine in her claim that “race is a lie”, then she must recognise that her claims to transracialism are also lies. She simply cannot have it both ways
April 16, 2017

SA unites against its president

The protests against Zuma have brought together people of all races and social classes. This is our opportunity to change this country to benefit all who live in it, writes Mondli Makhanya.
April 16, 2017

Zuma must fall, but at what cost?

Let me make this absolutely clear as my point of departure. President Jacob Zuma must fall. His entire Cabinet must fall, too. So, too, the governing party. But at what cost? This is the question I seek to answer here.
April 16, 2017

Don’t forget who Trump is

It is a truism that to get the American public onside, all a US president has to do is engage in a military stunt – justified or otherwise.
April 16, 2017

Editorial: Stop the abuse of religion

The Easter weekend is a significant one for various religious denominations in the country. A Passover for Jews and an Ijtima (Islamic gathering) for Muslims, these are often overshadowed by various Christian activities. From Moria and Shembe gatheri
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