Voices

November 15, 2019

Africa needs to take meaningful action on climate change

In 2017, the African Development Bank reported Africa to be the world’s second-fastest growing economy, with average growth rates approaching four percent per annum.
November 15, 2019

Decent living standard is possible

In South Africa, each person has a constitutional right to live a life of dignity, a right to access to food and shelter, and basic services such as water, electricity and proper sanitation.
November 13, 2019

The new district development model could be a game-changer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a new district-based model of development and service delivery in South Africa.
November 14, 2019

Policy dissonance erodes social justice

Thuli Madonsela’s Inequality Time Bomb (City Press, November 3 2019) reminded me of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s famous quote: “Man is born free, [yet] he is everywhere in chains.”.
November 13, 2019

Remember the former Springbok who had to remove cameras from his home? We need to treat our digital privacy the same

Social media platforms collect and use our information in ways that are veiled to us.
November 14, 2019

A fit nation can lift its economy

The healthier the workforce, the healthier the economy, writes Dinesh Govender.
November 14, 2019

Let’s support good ideas and run with them

As the year starts to speed up as it winds up, it’s almost time again for 16 Days of Activism for no Violence Against Women and Children – a noble global annual awareness campaign that begins on November 25 each year, the date of the brutal murders o
November 11, 2019

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s dismissal of our progress is offensive

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's dismissal of progress made since our first win in 1995 offends in the greatest of senses the people who fought for where we are, writes Yonela Diko.
November 11, 2019

Why I’ll never support the Springboks

The idea that rugby is a symbol of unity of new SA is a fallacy as the Springbok emblem continues to represent Afrikaner supremacy, writes Modidima Mannya.
November 10, 2019

The ugly side of politics

The prevailing differences within the ANC are caused by power-mongering and jostling for positions which become heightened in the run-up to conferences held at local, regional, provincial and national levels.
November 10, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: The fruits of summer 1989

This time 30 years ago was arguably the most important in South African and world history.
November 10, 2019

Much change for schools of the future

Are South African teachers trained well enough so that they can teach effectively? Do they have enough support to plan how they will teach the school curriculum successfully?.
November 10, 2019

Time for DA to end this hypocrisy

The DA is still struggling to shed the stigma of being called a white-led political party. Will it learn any lessons from South Africa’s victory in the Rugby World Cup in Japan, won on merit on a nonracial basis?.
November 9, 2019

Teacher entrepreneurs could rescue South African schools

US economist Thomas Sowell provided an important insight into education when he said: “It is not simply what education teaches us directly, but how well it prepares us to learn ourselves that is the ultimate measure of its value.”.
November 7, 2019

Madiba’s social justice crusade

Towards the end of 2006, South Africa had undergone immense changes, transforming the apartheid autocracy into a truly democratic, multiracial democracy.
November 6, 2019

Graduate work readiness begins at higher learning institutions

A mountain of evidence from Statistics South Africa and elsewhere on graduate unemployment suggests that finding a job in South Africa has become more difficult than it has ever been before regardless of qualifications obtained. It is also clear that
November 6, 2019

Friends & Fiction: Economy will drive violence in next election

The frosty winds of the next provincial elections are starting to blow, and these will be President Cyril Ramaphosa’s big test as party leader and president of the republic.
November 6, 2019

Future-proofing food security in a hotter, drier world

Key to agricultural revolution is AI and resilient crops, writes Dhesigan Naidoo.
November 6, 2019

Partnering for an inclusive prosperous future — Ramaphosa's speech at investment conference

This is an edited version of the speech deliverd by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday, opening the second annual South Africa Investment Conference in Sandton.
November 5, 2019

A gun-free South Africa is possible

Last weekend, a young man was shot while on holiday. Armed with his gun, he went to investigate noises he’d heard, but was shot and killed by armed criminals, who then stole his gun.
November 5, 2019

The double standards of politics

Liberation movements need heroes with whom we connect, but creating holy cows while others fall on the wayside echoes arrogance of power.
November 5, 2019

The credibility of journalism: It is important to isolate rotten apples in the profession

Perceptions of good – or bad – journalism largely rest on public perceptions of the profession in relation to matters of credibility, integrity and trustworthiness.
November 4, 2019

The rise of child activists

Greta Thunberg evokes what is called “a marmite response” from people – you either love her or you hate her.
November 4, 2019

Eskom is single-handedly obstructing SA’s desperately needed growth

Government’s rising debt due to its attempt to bail Eskom out is just one side of the coin – manufacturing businesses that rely on Eskom for production face double tragedies.
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November 10 2019