Voices

July 17, 2019

Moral hypocrites: We should be wary of politicians condemning the failings of others

It is important to caution politicians, public officials and those wielding power that we shouldn’t be blinkered or dogmatic in our public discourse.
July 16, 2019

It’s our turn to eat: The battle for the soul of SA

I remember hoping South Africa would never be engulfed by unfettered greed and corruption that would warrant such a book when I set eyes on It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-blower by Michela Wrong in 2009.
July 15, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: A very rough ride ahead with Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in charge

On Thursday this week the president of the US embarked on one of his famed Twitter tirades that went on for three hours.
July 11, 2019

Why property rights are pro-poor

What is the cause of poverty? And what would be the solution?
July 11, 2019

Traditional respect for women has been lost in this rite of passage

Cross-pollination of African and European cultures has seen the former come out last and its value system, especially towards women, distorted and polluted.
July 12, 2019

I am beautiful in my own skin

This week’s tweet by Senegalese football player Krepin Diatta brought back some sad memories. Diatta took to social media, lamenting the fact that he had been mocked for “being ugly”.
July 11, 2019

Editorial: Netball Proteas are now our best hope

The Netball Proteas will carry the hopes of a battered South African nation (sportswise, that is) when they embark on a quest to win the netball World Cup that starts in Liverpool, England, on Friday and ends on July 21.
July 10, 2019

Redefining masculinity for young men

In a world constantly changing due to innovations in technology, shifts in geopolitical power and fluid social conventions, identity is an issue of concern to us all.
July 11, 2019

On my radar: Going viral

It was like one of those nightmares that unfold in slow motion. The ones where you want to run, but you can’t move. You want to scream, but you can’t make a sound.
July 9, 2019

Growth must benefit both the working and the middle class

The middle class is critical as it will help fuel Ramaphosa’s vision for a better SA, argues Jason Musyoka.
July 9, 2019

Long road for new SOE law despite calls for urgency

Despite public pressure for urgency in addressing problems in state-owned entities (SOEs), there is still a long road ahead for government’s new law meant to regulate these organisations
July 8, 2019

The arms deal ghost

It is now well known that there was a shocking element of state capture during the nine years of the presidency of Jacob Zuma, as revealed by the continuing Zondo commission into this activity.
July 7, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: Can Cyril stage a comeback?

In football, just as in any sport, it is the games where victory was clawed from the jaws of defeat that get etched into our memories and forever live in our hearts.
July 7, 2019

Political leadership is the reason why councils fail

Political leadership is the problem. It is predatory and united in plunder of municipalities, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.
July 7, 2019

Public Protector framework needs urgent review

One shortcoming of the legislative framework governing the office is a dedicated mechanism to review and oversee work.
July 7, 2019

The creepy tale of the uninvited dinner guest

One of the most delightful, unexpected bonuses of being a woman of a certain age is that you become invisible to the subset of creepy men one spends one’s youth dodging or laughing off.
July 7, 2019

Editorial: Stella has got it all so wrong

The financial crisis at the SABC has dragged on for almost a year. Months after the SABC was made to believe that financial rescue was on its way, the SABC board and the public were left dumbfounded.
July 7, 2019

What's in City Press Voices: Public, not a self Protector; Why councils fail; The arms deal ghost

Here are some of the headlines in your City Press Voices section today.
July 4, 2019

1st world problems vs 3rd world poverty: Black farmers’ raw deal

So, the man in my life tells me that I only see things in black and white. He says that there are grey areas in life. I was thinking about this when my thoughts were interrupted by a phone call.
July 4, 2019

How Rwanda surpassed SA: The importance of economic freedom

Economic freedom correlates strongly with economic growth. There is no longer any doubt about this for anyone who witnessed the extraordinary rise of the countries in the former Eastern Bloc after the fall of the former Soviet Union.
July 3, 2019

Education is actually accessible

ANC rank and file member Omry Makgoale appeared on this page last Sunday (City Press, June 23 2019) peddling untruths and misleading readers in the process of analysing the performance of the education system since 1994.
July 4, 2019

Let the facts and the law prevail on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Amy Louise Wood, author of Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, defines lynching as a “premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group. It is most often used to characterise informal public executions by a mob to punish an all
July 3, 2019

Why we are angry – the root cause is colonialism

If we are to free ourselves as a nation, we must understand the root of most South Africans’ rage – the violence of colonial oppression.
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July 14 2019