Voices

January 23, 2019

The fantasy that Mnangagwa would fix Zim is now fully exposed

As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, and at least 240 had been beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwean state. More than 466 had been arbitrarily arrested and detained, while hundreds are displaced or in safe houses in and outside the country.
January 23, 2019

SA will resolve most development challenges if the state is well governed

If Africa’s post-colonial history is anything to go by, we should expect the ANC to implode and leave power in the next decade or so, or translate itself into a dictatorial regime.
January 22, 2019

Mnangagwa’s Achilles heel, legitimacy at all costs

Things are not looking good for President Emmerson Mnangagwa who was lauded and idolised a year ago.
January 22, 2019

Desperate politicking, DA

The DA’s desperate campaigning to ascend to power, regardless of its leaders’ and members’ lack of morals and integrity, must be condemned in the strongest terms.
January 22, 2019

R6 million vs R28 000. No wonder poor South Africans are resentful

If ever South Africans needed a sharp kick in the pants when it comes to the wealth gap, two reports released on Monday were it.
January 22, 2019

Maria Ramos: World Economic forum to usher South Africa into fourth industrial revolution

Tangible policies and adapting to demands of the digital age are key to ensuring we remain globally competitive.
January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King's relationship with women

As Martin Luther King Jr would have turned 90, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein looks at this activist’s life through his relationship with women
January 22, 2019

Isandlwana and the elimination of black people’s side of history

Commemorative occasions will be to reaffirm a distorted view
January 20, 2019

Editorial: Fix Eskom, stop paying for its failures

Eskom is a hot mess and wants households and businesses to raise R762 billion, including from higher power prices, and to claw back almost R22 billion in revenue caused by declining power sales.
January 20, 2019

Corruption and the incredulous guy at the braai

Collectively, South Africans are nauseated at the brazen scale of this latest chapter in our whodunnit (or rather who didn’t do it) corruption tale.
January 20, 2019

Why the DA erected that billboard

The party memorialised those who died tragic deaths through a large billboard in Johannesburg. It lays blame on poor governance by the ANC, writes Solly Malatsi.
January 20, 2019

Editorial: Silly season is upon us

The IEC has said there are now 285 political parties registered. Many of the fly-by-night parties will not even qualify to get on to the ballot paper.
January 24, 2019

ANC must apologise for patriarchy

Government’s long-overdue decision to reintroduce history as a learning area could not have come at a better time. It is more critical now than even before that there be a proper record of the history of this country and the people.
January 20, 2019

Déjà vu: How do you win a three-way race?

UK politics is far more complicated than its parliamentary procedures. You have to vote either aye or nay.
January 21, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: Can the ANC’s soul be saved?

The adulation that former president Jacob Zuma was given wherever he went during last week’s public engagements by the governing party’s leaders in KwaZulu-Natal prompted the question in the mind of this lowly newspaperman: Can the ANC’s soul be saved?
January 18, 2019

DA billboard is to commemorate the victims of ANC’s ineptitude

South Africans will soon be faced with an important decision: reward the ANC for its callous indifference and chronic failure by giving it another five years in power, or voting for change and charting a new course for the country under a DA-led government.
January 18, 2019

When it comes to making laws quality over quantity is preferable

The view that a legislature is only “productive” when it passes many laws in a short period must be challenged.
January 17, 2019

Why al-Shabaab targets Kenya, and what can be done to stop attacks

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nairobi in which scores of people were killed and injured. The question the terror attack raises is why the group continues to target Kenya. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner and Julius Maina spoke to Brendon Cannon and Martin Plaut.
January 17, 2019

SA is a broken society. The carnage on our roads is just one of the signs

South Africans shrug off rape and murder, and continue with their business. The abnormal has become normal. Drunk driving, speeding, illegal overtaking and general lawlessness are also symptoms of a broken society.
January 17, 2019

Social injustice does not stop with Schweizer-Reneke

Recent reports about racism at a school in Schweizer-Reneke must be handled with circumspection.
January 18, 2019

The state we’re in: Things are about to become more complicated

This year’s outlook of critical emerging ideas forecasts an ominous confluence of technology, business and government.
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January 20 2019