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Karua’s Kenyan campaign marks milestone for women

For the first time in Kenya’s history, a female candidate joins the centre stage in one of the main political coalitions in the country’s...

Benni in the 18 area again… and we’re all scoring

BENNI McCarthy got Mzansi in a frenzy after he was appointed striker coach for Manchester United’s first team. No one saw it coming, and...

Mbeki prediction off: SA has fallen to pieces already

On the eve of Women’s Month, South Africa woke up to the horror of the gang rape of eight women at a mine dump...

Zama zama crackdown will wane

The year was 2000 and we were all agog over the Y2K millennium bug. Apparently, the world’s computers would struggle to recognise the triple...

Numsa fails to represent the interest of workers

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) represents the interests of the working class, most of whom eke out a living that...

Charmza of the week: Tebello Mosikili

The government’s top security structure, NatJoints, now has a new three-star police general as a co-chair. Her name is Lieutenant-General Tebello Mosikili, who was recently...

Race issue leads DA on the path to obscurity

The resignation this week of yet another senior black DA leader, Makashule Gana, points to a party that is battling to shed its historical...

We are equal in dignity and rights

Human dignity is the main philosophical foundation of human rights as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the charter of the UN,...

Our crime-infested communities deserve better

The constitution stipulates that the police service exists for the purpose of securing and protecting “the inhabitants of the Republic” by upholding and enforcing...

Prepaid guys don’t get the girl

I can never resist the charms of a beautiful woman. That’s my weakness. So, when such a lady stopped me at the mall, I...

Charmza of the week: Thembi Mtshali-Jones

Celebrated entertainer Thembi Mtshali-Jones is now an honorary doctor. The legendary actress, famously known for her role as Thoko on Sgudi Snaysi, recently received...

Bonus row sours cup win

Safa has to come up with a clear and unambiguous, coherent but also transparent remuneration policy and incentive scheme guiding how national teams are...

Rwanda’s rebuilding on track

South Africa’s pride is its constitution, lauded globally by jurists, legal academics and constitutional lawyers as one of the best in the world –...

Editorial: Zama zama rapists are akin to terrorists

The shocking rape of eight women by a band of heavily armed balaclava-clad men on Thursday is not only hideous, but is a serious...

Madiba’s lessons in collaboration

The month of July is traditionally an opportunity for us as South Africans to make a positive difference in our society in the spirit...

Tossers in charge must flip coin

We’ve all flipped a coin at some stage of our lives. Coin flipping was known to the Romans as navia aut caput (“ship or...

Mattera, from gangster to the voice of the oppressed

Would Don Mattera, if he were alive, want us to eulogise him as a saint? Mattera, who died on Monday after a long illness,...

Mbeki now helping to save ANC

The topic of Thabo Mbeki’s political legacy is moot. Even his position between global icon Nelson Mandela and alleged state-capture architect Jacob Zuma is...

Talent galore at Diski Shield games

In the wake of the off-season lull in top-flight football all over the world, and in Mzansi, there has been one football competition keeping...

Charmza of the week: Desiree Ellis

Take a bow Desiree Ellis. Besides taking Banyana Banyana to their sixth Women’s Africa Cup of Nations final in Morocco, you are also basking in...

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