Voices

November 20, 2018

Violence against teachers is escalating, and not just in SA

Violence against teachers is the nadir of parenthood. The fact that teachers are regularly subjected to physical and verbal attacks on school properties can no longer be swept under the rug.
November 19, 2018

Zuma years enabled a ‘tsotsi style’ of management

Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan has given deeply disturbing testimony to the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.
November 19, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: Gigaba’s fall from presidential prospect to laughing stock

He went from being a presidential prospect to someone whose crotch elicited more interest than his brain, writes Mondli Makhanya.
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 19, 2018

Woolies’ campaign still divides body types

Woolworths appears to be using its Own Your Fit campaign to pat itself on the back for doing what it should have been doing all along – producing clothes that fit all figures, writes Rhodé Marshall.
November 20, 2018

Mondli Makhanya: The need for unlearning racism and detoxing racists

There is this thing about bigots and their belated apologies. They usually mumble some forced statement that ends with the phrase: “I am sorry if/that I offended anyone.”.
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.
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November 18 2018