Voices

December 13, 2019

Ramaphosa lets down millions by signing a law that puts them at mercy of traditional leaders

Mr President, the bill you have just signed into law will legitimise the status quo of treachery and grand larceny.
March 19, 2019

We are right to worry about the EFF being in power

If EFF leader Julius Malema becomes president of South Africa, will there still be freedom of the press? Or will journalists be pelted with stones, as well as all sorts of insults and abuse?
September 3, 2019

SA is a dysfunctional, broken and collapsing society

The pillars that hold South Africa as a society are being shaken violently and it is time for all citizens, civil society and the private sector to rise up and avert a total collapse which is increasingly looking inevitable with each passing day.
April 29, 2019

Why Ramaphosa wants to pardon Dalindyebo

What is clear is that South Africa still faces a dilemma over what to do with traditional authorities and customary law.
August 25, 2019

Let them wave their old South African flag

Banning mere symbols that are perceived to be a threat to our thriving democracy gives those symbols and the few people who want to display them more power.
April 12, 2019

Renewable energy is a disaster and will collapse SA’s electricity supply system

South Africa is lurching towards another electricity disaster to make the Eskom disaster even worse.
September 16, 2019

Foreigners fight our police, challenge the state’s authority. It is unheard of

It is unheard of that foreign nationals can go as far as fighting our police and challenging the state’s authority.
June 3, 2019

Public Protector opens can of worms with early retirement investigation

Nothing says that even those who pilot themselves as angels and saints cannot abuse their power and public office or, for that matter, whether wittingly or unwittingly, act unlawfully, writes Modidima Mannya.
May 5, 2019

'Don’t vote ANC, don’t vote' - Mpofu

The dream of a free, non-racial and prosperous South Africa cannot be built on lies, writes Dali Mpofu.
September 23, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: From Mugabe to Buthelezi, why do we tell glowing lies about brutal legacies?

What exactly is it about us humans that makes us feel compelled to tell glowing lies about dead people?
December 2, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: No country for white men?

Does the mere appointment of a white person reverse transformation and does the mere appointment of a black person advance transformation?
December 16, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: Wake up and smell the coffee. SA is staring into the abyss

As this lowly newspaperman was preparing for the festive season, celebrating the end of the load shedding and toasting the appointment of Josef Zinnbauer at the mighty and ever-glorious Orlando Pirates Football Club, a sobering note landed in his inbox, writes Mondli Makhanya.
August 12, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: End the kneeling. Let’s call King Zwelithini’s bluff

When Cyril Ramaphosa was photographed kneeling in front of King Goodwill Zwelithini in January last year, many were angry and ridiculed him for his apparent subservience.
April 21, 2019

Editorial: Dalindyebo should not be given special treatment

For a constitutional democracy like ours it is expected that the criminal justice system is applied equally among citizens.
July 2, 2019

Thuli Madonsela: White people should acknowledge privilege and contribute to restorative justice

Every white person who competed for opportunity did so partly through self-exertion and privilege, thanks to being insulated from competing with 90% of the nation.
April 29, 2019

Thuli Madonsela: The poor have had enough. Something has to give

Will the poor continue to take an explanation that refuses to acknowledge the role corruption has played in keeping them in poverty? asks Thuli Madonsela.
July 7, 2019

Mondli Makhanya: Can Cyril stage a comeback?

In football, just as in any sport, it is the games where victory was clawed from the jaws of defeat that get etched into our memories and forever live in our hearts.
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May 31 2020