Voices

January 29, 2020

Don’t split Eskom without fixing the real problems

Given that the mess lies mainly in the utility’s procurement and project management processes, government should rather focus on these, writes Sipho Masondo.
January 29, 2020

It's ANC faction deployment, not cadre deployment

As South Africans we need to demand change to this policy before greed and corruption completely ruin this country, writes Omry Makgoale.
January 28, 2020

Obituary: Peter ‘Terror’ Mathebula – A boxing hero who loomed large

Peter “Terror” Mathebula was my first childhood hero. He was the first sporting personality whose fortunes I took personally. It could be because he was the first “celebrity” I saw in person.
January 28, 2020

Fixing Eskom: A chance to kickstart the mining industry and the economy

Hardly a day goes past without the status of our electricity grid being in the news, often for the wrong reasons. In December, the mining industry experienced enforced power cuts and some shafts and smelters stopped production.
January 27, 2020

Mondli Makhanya: ANC to put qualified people in charge of SA’s affairs ... and other gems from the brains trust

This is big, people. So the ANC is going to put qualified people in charge of the country’s affairs and even make sure that they do their jobs. Yhoh!
January 26, 2020

Editorial: A hard lesson in childcare

When parents drop off their children at school or in the care of schools, they presume that the teachers will assume the responsibility of not only giving lessons about 1 + 1 = 2, but also of parenting for the duration of the school day.
January 26, 2020

Editorial: Education of pedestrians is key

Four out of 10 people who died on the roads during the festive season were pedestrians.
January 24, 2020

Music gives our lives expression

There are no people as musical as black people.
January 24, 2020

Eskom’s troubles laid bare

Eskom’s financials illustrate utter financial chaos. That it is teetering on the brink of collapse is an indictment of the incompetence of the South African government.
January 24, 2020

Haste will set up Mashaba and Maimane for a spectacular failure

It appears that Herman Mashaba and Mmusi Maimane are moving hastily to launch a political party or movement to come out of political obscurity.
January 24, 2020

Why we need to read aloud to children in their own language

Whenever authors are commissioned to write stories in South Africa, the default language used is English, and then the story is translated into an African language.
January 22, 2020

SA needs a real plan, not the ‘good story’ being sold in Davos and London

The government delegation attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week will present a strong investment case for South Africa.
January 19, 2020

Editorial: Jobs bloodbath adds to SA’s economic woes

It’s been a bloodbath on the employment front this week as at least three major operations announced job cuts running into thousands.
January 22, 2020

Don’t wait for government’s help. We can serve our beloved country together

The development of SA is a lifelong task for all patriots. If government is not giving us what we need, we must not be held back by bureaucratic processes and boardroom politics, writes Themba J Nkosi.
January 22, 2020

SA cannot continue losing young people to poverty and unemployment

SA has a narrow window of opportunity to carve out a prosperous future for this generation of youngsters, who are at a crossroads, writes Zama Mthunzi.
January 22, 2020

Mondli Makhanya: Cyril fails to tackle his pro-Zuma rivals but civil society won’t sit back and watch

Given the president’s unwillingness to tackle his pro-Zuma rivals head-on, civil society is once again gathering steam to prevent another backward slide
January 22, 2020

What not to do when women cry for help

In a country where gender-based violence has reached alarming levels, survivors need empathy and support, not to be shamed or quizzed about their experiences, writes Koketso Moeti.
January 22, 2020

Now or never: South Africa needs a united ANC

Instead of stubbornly pampering problems that might force an implosion within the ANC, there must be honest self-criticism and reflection.
January 22, 2020

Candles could become our new currency

Unless the ANC musters the political will to implement workable policies, SA is doomed, writes Tom Morgan.
January 21, 2020

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

South Africa and the United Kingdom have extensive trade and economic relations fostered over a number of years. This is set to strengthen during the upcoming UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.
January 21, 2020

Sisulu story ‘mischievous, if not disingenuous’

City Press’ article, Sisulu’s battle for control (December 22 2019), regurgitates talking points of the fightback campaign against Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, suggesting she wants to centralise the communication function in the human settlements, water and sanitation ministry to “fund” a phantom political campaign for the leadership of the governing ANC.
January 21, 2020

How to balance work and school as a student

Striking a balance between work and school can be an overwhelming yet necessary task. For most people being able to earn an income while studying is advantageous and presents a lot of opportunity to grow within your profession.
January 21, 2020

What to expect from the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos

Although in recent years Africa has suffered enormously from extreme and unpredictable weather events such as floods, droughts and hurricanes, the evidence shows that we are not doing enough to move towards sustainability.
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January 26 2020