Voices

December 9, 2018

Madiba’s gift to unite humanity

It is crucial to reflect on the significance of Nelson Mandela’s contribution to humanity and to demonstrate how his vision can be used as an appropriate leadership template to create an inclusive world.
December 9, 2018

We are our own worst enemies

Over the past two weeks, while attending courses, I had a rude awakening.
December 9, 2018

Editorial: Eskom is near rock bottom

Remember when Brian Molefe “solved” loadshedding? He didn’t. But neither will the long overdue Thuma Mina purge of the state-owned power monopoly’s deeply captured leadership.
December 9, 2018

Editorial: Capacity, unity on to-do list for Shamila Batohi

When appointed National Director of Public Prosecutions this week, Shamila Batohi repeated several times in her acceptance speech that there was a lot of work to be done.
December 9, 2018

Obituary: Mendi Msimang was a committed Comrade

As we mourn the passing of Comrade Mendi Msimang, an unwavering and committed revolutionary, we are reminded of his humility, humaneness and wisdom for which he will be dearly missed.
December 11, 2018

How we make Johann Rupert rich daily

Johann Rupert is in your tea, on your sandwich and on your wine list. If you’re not eating him, you’re drinking him, writes Bonolo Ramokhele.
December 10, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: ANC must let SABC be great

About 10 years ago, this lowly newspaperman took a pair of visiting Ghanaian editors on a night tour of Johannesburg, the city that – according to respected theologians – was created by God on the eighth day after he had rested well.
December 10, 2018

We must do the basics of journalism: Facts matter, our opinions less so

As journalists, it is our duty to be unbiased and nonpartisan. However, there are those among us who can barely conceal their bias, writes Rapule Tabane.
December 7, 2018

Eskom’s attempt to shift the blame for loadshedding is hogwash

The ongoing load shedding in South Africa is an indication that the country has to consider a much higher uptake of renewable energy in our electricity mix.
December 7, 2018

Gordhan’s insight is encouraging for all except Eskom’s management

The announcement by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday that all leave for senior Eskom managers has been cancelled was a breath of fresh air. I cannot recall when last a minister stepped in to hold officials to account – not becau
December 7, 2018

The minimum wage is toxic and destructive. There is a better way

The date of implementation of the national minimum wage is to be announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa today. But this new law is set to harm a great many unfortunate people.
December 7, 2018

So you don’t like guns, Koketso? Give us a better solution for personal protection

Time and time again the legal gunowners in South Africa have to take the blame for the violent crime, gender-based violence, gang killings and any other crime the anti-gun lobby and their lapdogs want to throw at our feet.
December 6, 2018

Guns do kill people. We need to amend the law

The murder of lawyer Peter Mihalik, who was shot outside Reddam House, a Cape Town school, sent shock waves that travelled beyond the immediate school community.
December 6, 2018

Taxi lane could solve SA’s massive traffic congestion problem

By 2037, motorists travelling between Johannesburg and Pretoria should prepare themselves for a six-hour trip.
December 6, 2018

How much is a minister worth?

Mcebisi Jonas told us, under oath, that he refused a R600 million Gupta bribe to become finance minister. This, writes Solani Ngobeni, begs the question: How much money was shelled out to those who were willing to be inveigled by the Guptas?
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December 9 2018