Voices

November 19, 2018

‘Indian cabal’ narrative is to protect the looting project

The ANC is making a serious error if they think the attacks will end with Pravin Gordhan. This is a political project – actually going well beyond personalities – to undermine any attempts to halt corruption.
November 18, 2018

Editorial: Another big step for SA in NDPP interviews

Instead of exercising his constitutionally enshrined prerogative to appoint the next NDPP, President Cyril Ramaphosa chose a different route. A better route.
November 18, 2018

Editorial: PSL’s silence on violence is deafening

The PSL’s silence on the ugly and violent scenes that erupted at Loftus Stadium on Saturday has been deafening.
November 18, 2018

The president’s anti-corruption project, correcting history, race and regret, and Mondli Makhanya on Malusi Gigaba

Mondli Makhanya writes the rise, and rise, and plunge of Malusi Gigaba – and why he had it coming. His fall marks a change in accountability.
November 17, 2018

The future of African economies: High-growth and low employment

This year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance concluded that while African economies are growing, they are not translating to sustainable economic opportunities.
November 16, 2018

A well-functioning public health system is everyone’s business

A well-functioning public health system is a catalyst for effective universal health coverage and it should be everyone’s business.
November 16, 2018

Who invented the term ‘capitalism’ and why

The economic system known as “capitalism” is the only system that guarantees every individual their personal liberty.
November 16, 2018

Saftu responds to Mondli Makhanya: We are confident of our socialist policies

Mondli Makhanya’s article last week, Dear Saftu, please grow up, opens with some faint praise but soon degenerates into crude insults.
November 14, 2018

More than a quarter of booze drinking goes unrecorded. It’s not a good thing

According to the World Health Organisation, about a quarter of all alcohol beverage consumption globally is unrecorded.
November 14, 2018

Renewables are better than large coal and nuclear deals. Here’s why

Renewables on a modular scale make them better suited to competitive market prices than large coal and nuclear deals which often lack transparency and accountability.
November 14, 2018

Government action is needed to help parents spot diabetes in their children

Diabetes is a global epidemic that concerns every family. Spotting the warning signs is vital to prevent the life-threatening complications associated with the condition.
November 12, 2018

Iscor. Sasol. Telkom. Here’s what history taught us about privatisation

There is no denying that years of poor performance and inefficient operations by state-owned enterprises have led to increasing calls for the South African government to embrace privatisation.
November 12, 2018

SA is set on fixing its economy. But will poor people benefit?

Ramaphosa’s initiatives could simply result in growth that reinforces the structural weaknesses in South Africa’s economy. As a consequence they will not significantly reduce South Africa’s high levels of inequality and poverty – both hallmarks of apartheid’s legacy.
November 11, 2018

Malusi Gigaba falls at terminal velocity

The spirited attempts of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to defy the laws of political gravity give new meaning and resonance to the scientific term “terminal velocity”.
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November 18 2018