Voices

January 16, 2018

Editorial: Say no to ‘Choice Assorted' state capture inquiry

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will head the commission of inquiry into state capture is long overdue.
January 14, 2018

Resolution lessons from teacher Zuma

Have you ever been president of a country? Or at least of your sports club? Did you manage a minimum of two terms of said presidency? What are the chances of you heading up a country without a high school certificate?
January 14, 2018

Politics of personality

A political party’s history is not enough – its leader must haveintegrity orpeople will vote with their feet.
January 14, 2018

Let’s not waste free education

You can’t begin to repair the education system from tertiary level. Systematic reconstruction has to begin in Grade 1. Attempting a surgical strike anywhere along the line is a waste of already limited resources.
January 14, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: Welcome to the real world, DA

Watching the drama that is playing out in the DA, one is tempted to shout: “Welcome to the real world of power politics, guys.”.
January 14, 2018

Curling up to watch the skeletons

It’s just less than four weeks until the start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and I have to say, I can’t wait.
January 14, 2018

We need a bold leader

To put South Africans first, our next president must be astute enough to manage local elites,as well as the interests of Brics and the West.
January 14, 2018

Zuma’s legacy gridlock

Aren’t spin doctors wonderful? Imagine the ANC talking about “unity” when the self-evident truth is the opposite. The score is tied.
January 14, 2018

Through a different lens

Using the Trends acronym, Flux Trends provides a glimpse into the key trends for this year across six sectors.
January 14, 2018

Is the ANC Women’s League really feminist?

As the ANC announced the top six in its leadership, I imagined what was going on in the minds of the many ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) ­delegates who had traversed the length and breadth of this country selling their one and only female candidate – Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – to the broader party ­membership.
January 14, 2018

Mckenzie's book tells the truth

Kill Zuma delivers on its promise and overturnsour assumptions, writes Vuyani Ngalwana.
January 14, 2018

Bending the global moral arc

Martin Luther King Jr’s assertion in 1967 that the moral arc of the universe is long but bends towards justice may be his most well-known quote about the nature of time.
January 13, 2018

Ramaphosa sets the stage for a buffalo market

“Buffalo man” is a moniker for Cyril Ramaphosa that is likely to stick, not only because of his investments in rare game, but because his maiden January 8 statement set the stage for a buffalo market being a feature of his administration.
January 12, 2018

Mkhwebane’s state capture statements expose a lack of appreciation of the law

I am compelled into thinking that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is inherently obligated to convince us that she is unfit for the demands of her office.
January 11, 2018

From the aggressors to the negators: The diverse characters in the ANC NEC

The new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa will be facing different characters, personalities and temperaments within the new national executive committee. Integrating and uniting two different camps will not be an easy task.
January 11, 2018

Mantashe’s insistence that rich people are honest is astounding

The ANC’s new national chairperson has rightfully come in for a lot of stick for his ridiculous comments that party president Cyril Ramaphosa won’t steal because he is already wealthy.
January 10, 2018

The ANC can’t afford for Ramaphosa to wait in the wings much longer

Everybody loves a cupcake. While I eschew Schadenfreude, I must also confess to an incurable sweet tooth.
January 10, 2018

Africa could use another peaceful coup this year

There isn’t a better conversation starter than this: “Africa is the wealthiest continent, but the poorest and least developed.”
January 10, 2018

The Nasrec conference did not meet the expectations of the South African people

The Nasrec elective conference was the most anticipated conference for the ANC since assuming political power in 1994. Has it met the expectations of ANC members? And the expectations of the South African people?
January 8, 2018

No 1 vs No 2: Will Ramaposer win the numbers game?

With the festive dizzy season done and dusted and the Januworry economy still punishing sinners of the silly season, yours truly took some time to do stocktaking in my favourite drinking holes in Mashishing township.
January 8, 2018

Teacher development, partnerships are key to overcome the literacy crisis

Now that the matric results have been released, the spotlight is on South Africa’s education and the performance of both the government and independent schooling systems.
January 8, 2018

Editorial: Zuma’s chaotic last gift

The script was supposed to be perfect: On the first day of last month’s ANC conference, the president announces that poor students will be granted free higher education.
January 8, 2018

Editorial: We need to rage against road deaths

At the beginning of every year, our minister of transport goes through the grim ritual of telling the nation how many people died on the roads during the festive season.
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January 14 2018