Opinion

Fish oil is the new ‘cool drink’ for speed cops

Trust South Africans to make light of even the gravest of issues. The price of “fish oil” is no laughing matter. It has ramifications for...

Zwane should accept some blame

As the PSL’s 2021/22 league season wrapped up yesterday with Super Saturday matches, it was interesting noting what Kaizer Chiefs interim co-coach Arthur Zwane...

Racists threaten our hard-won freedom

It is a bitter irony that racism still permeates most aspects of our lives and remains part of our main discourse. This, after 28...

We can’t allow foreign thugs to disgrace SA

Last Sunday, this newspaper published the story of a certain self-christened Lebogang Ndlovu – a Bangladesh citizen who was arrested at OR Tambo International...

Woman of valour left us too early

Words alone cannot express the calibre of person Phindile Xaba was in the 21 years and beyond that, we knew each other as fellow...

Power cuts make every day a blue day

We have blue Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays thanks to Eskom and cable thieves. We take them on the chin. We don’t waste...

PSL out to show Chiefs who’s boss

Remember the late 80s TV sitcom show Who’s the Boss? starring Tony Danza? That is exactly what the PSL is hell-bent on proving to...

Ghost workers remain invisible

To talk from both sides of the mouth is a key part of equivocating. It is when a speaker gives voice to two opposing...

We must harness available skills

A white paper on the improvement of the rail system in South Africa has just been published. About time! The paper comes at a time...

Mkhize must man up and tell us the truth

It is only a matter of time before all the shenanigans behind the R150-million tender awarded to Digital Vibes are dragged before the courts. The...

Quotes lighten the heavy load we bear

We like quotes. From the obvious to the inspiring, witty and hilarious to gory and downright crude – these sayings pepper our speech, enrich...

Straight & 2 Beers: Cele must stop strutting his stuff

A lot has been said about Police Minister Bheki Cele’s penchant for being a busy bee and attending to any crime scene where there...

Mining: the capitalist experiment that detests workers rumbles on

This week marked 204 years since the birth of German philosopher Karl Marx. A lot of ink, controversy and affirmation have gone into decoding...

Cops must find true motive for Gardee murder

The speedy arrest on Friday of a suspect allegedly involved in the cold-blooded murder of 28-year-old Hillary Gardee – daughter of former EFF secretary-general...

Tantrum-throwing Ngcobo should be severely penalised by Amakhosi

It is often said that sport, and more so football, is an emotional game. That said, however, players must always guard their emotions so...

NGOs elevate our democracy

South Africans have learnt that democracy isn’t simply a destination that they reached with the formal end of apartheid on April 27 1994. It...

NGOs elevate our democracy

South Africans have learnt that democracy isn’t simply a destination that they reached with the formal end of apartheid on April 27, 1994. It...

State capture crimes require special courts

And so, what next? This is the question many people are asking after Chief Justice Raymond Zondo this week again laid bare everything South...

The Gift that keeps ‘hyenas’ at bay

When Zimbabwe was blighted by a cholera outbreak in 2008-2009, they were the first relief organisation to respond, delivering medical supplies. When Pakistan was battered...

My father’s rules and occasional smack did not make life any...

Violent abuse was my father’s response to almost every engagement I had with him. I never heard the words “please” or “thank you” from...

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