Voices

July 20, 2018

Ruling on private funding for political parties is a win for democracy

The Constitutional Court ruling relating to the funding for political parties is a win for democracy.
July 19, 2018

Ramaphosa needed that Obama moment

At this time of the year, a lot of people complain about Mandela fatigue.
July 19, 2018

What should the ideal mental health care system resemble?

During the past two years, the mental health care system in South Africa has been revealed as being beset with challenges. But what should such a system actually look like?
July 19, 2018

When it comes to land expropriation, legal precedents have already been set

This piece is loosely based on my public submission to the parliamentary committee assessing the possible amendment to Section 25 of the Constitution commonly known as the property clause.
July 17, 2018

Let’s celebrate Madiba in the best way possible – by living the way he lived

Madiba started his life with humble beginnings and raised to world-wide prominence as an icon for all humanity.
July 17, 2018

We owe it to older people to ensure that their golden years are not tarnished

Older people are viewed as important in any society.
July 15, 2018

Separate the wheat from the chaff on land debate

Identifying the essence of the land debate in SA is crucial if the objectives of meaningful transformation and redress are to be achieved, writes Joel Netshitenzhe.
July 17, 2018

Africa is breaking down colonial-era barriers, liberalising its visa policies

While Western nations hide behind ever higher border fences and ever longer walls, African countries are starting to break down the colonial-era barriers that have for centuries restricted travel and trade within the continent.
July 16, 2018

Finding ways to keep communities alive after mine closures

South Africa’s economy was built on the mining industry. But the sector has been in decline for decades. Mining contributed R312 billion, or 6.8%, to South Africa’s GDP and 464 667 direct jobs in 2017, a far cry from the 21% contribution to GDP in the 1970s.
July 15, 2018

Editorial: Madiba and his lessons

Wednesday marks 100 years since the birth of arguably South Africa’s greatest son, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. It is the perfect moment for South Africans to take stock of who we are and ask ourselves if we still embody the best of what he stood for.
July 15, 2018

Editorial: Russia, thanks for the great memories

We are accustomed to the fact that, after every World Cup, we hear that that edition was the “best ever”.
July 15, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: End of Cyril’s honeymoon?

Every presidency enjoys a limited honeymoon. For some, it lasts longer than others. Sometimes it ends with a thud, sometimes it’s a little gentler.
July 15, 2018

Barack Obama – The lethal president's big SA welcome

Next week, South Africans will welcome former US president Barack Obama to the country. He will be celebrated because he is one of us – he is black, an African, a son of the soil….
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July 15 2018