Voices

May 20, 2018

We're bound together by spilt blood

Politically motivated killings are nothing new in SA, but we must not forget the children left behind, writes Nomboniso Gasa.
May 20, 2018

Diminishing civic activism in black middle class

It should be clear by now to anyone who cares to see that AfriForum is nothing more than a fringe right-wing pressure group that is getting more media attention than it actually deserves. As a result, it sets the agenda for our national discourse, writes Makhosini Nkosi.
May 20, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: Let's cry for Palestine

Writing in The Guardian newspaper this week, Arab-American author Moustafa Bayoumi decried the language used in his country’s press to describe the killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces this week, writes Mondli Makhanya.
May 20, 2018

Natasha Mazzone: The De Lille issue is not about colour

Tebogo Khaas’ analysis of the Patricia de Lille matter reveals the danger inherent in identity politics, writes Natasha Mazzone.
May 20, 2018

ANC's march to a new dawn

The current leadership has correctly adopted an attitude to defeat any form of factionalism and divisions in the movement, writes Eddy Funyufunyu.
May 20, 2018

Beware the surveillance state

With her latest book, academic Jane Duncan makes a valuable contribution to the study of surveillance in SA, especially in light of the pending Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. In this extract, she argues that Rica is an imperfect check on interception abuses by the state.
May 20, 2018

Where have all the great leaders gone?

In the past century, the African continent has been bestowed with leaders, great and small, who ruled both economically depressed nations and economically prosperous nations, writes Kole Legodi.
May 20, 2018

Sam Nzima's darkroom is closed

To millions around the world, he may be knownfor his iconic 1976 picture, which could be attributed to the turn of events in apartheid South Africa, but Sam Nzima saw himself asan artist documenting the stories of ordinary people, writes Goodenough Mashego.
May 19, 2018

Book extract: All for the love of my makoti

Bhekisisa Mncube gives a colourful account of how his white wife, Professor D, was officially introduced to his Zulu ancestors
May 18, 2018

Growing Western Cape protests show citizens expect greater accountability

Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
May 18, 2018

What if Jesus doesn’t come back and no party wins outright in 2019?

The next national elections may be the first in 25 years in which no party wins an outright majority. Veteran political journalist Jan-Jan Joubert believes 2019 could bring a coalition government for South Africa.
May 18, 2018

If your company finds itself trending, here's what to do

PR Worx's managing director, Madelain Roscher, gives us some tips on what to do if your company finds itself trending for all the wrong reasons.
May 18, 2018

Cabinet has failed to hold the North West leaders accountable

It is about time that we identify the real problems in our body politic and not try to sugarcoat black leadership failure through Constitutional technicalities.
May 18, 2018

ANC killings are caused by rigged conference elections

Elections. That’s the main reason behind the killing of politicians in South Africa today.
May 16, 2018

No clarity on North West as Dlamini-Zuma delivers wishy-washy answers

There was yet another twist to the plot on the state of governance in North West as the inter-ministerial committee delivered a wishy-washy account of its findings.
May 16, 2018

Rescuing Jozi: The great DA lie

In August 2016, the DA and its alliance partners took over leadership of the City of Johannesburg, and with it a nightmare.
May 16, 2018

How not to handle a crisis: A case study of the St John’s racism incident

In this edited extract from communications expert Nick Clelland and political strategist Ryan Coetzee’s new book Spin, they tell you how not to handle a communications crisis.
May 15, 2018

If Supraman has a kryptonite it sure isn’t Ramapostponer

This Satafrika of Ramapostponer seems to be going nowhere very fast.
May 15, 2018

‘From absence to absence’: The ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

Seventy years ago, just before the State of Israel was established, its military command developed a secret programme titled Plan D.
May 13, 2018

DA after the De Lille saga

The party’s treatment of Patricia de Lille has exposed its double standards, but the Cape Town mayor is not without blame in this fight, writes Tebogo Khaas.
May 13, 2018

The long walk to the promised land

It is important to have difficult conversations as a country. The DA recently had important and robust engagements on diversity and now white privilege, writes Zwakele Mncwango.
May 13, 2018

The game that makes us one

There is this lovely story that has become folklore among those who love football and who believe that the world’s conflicts would be solved if everybody embraced the beautiful game, writes Mondli Makhanya.
May 13, 2018

North West: Sort out this mess, once and for all

While ANC leaders are fighting for their political lives, the poor continue to suffer in North West, writes Timothy Molobi.
May 13, 2018

What the DA doesn't see

The nonsense that has been spewed forth since DA leader Mmusi Maimane made his perfectly logical comment about the continued existence of white privilege is stunning in its sheer blinkered arrogance, writes Terry Bell.
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