Editorial

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...

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...

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...

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 truth should never be silenced

On Wednesday, April 27, South Africans will celebrate Freedom Day, which marks the end of years of apartheid rule as well as the first...

Consequences of a costly slip

Homosexuality is reprehensible and same-sex marriages should be outlawed, the Constitutional Court heard in May 2005. A certain John Smyth, representing lobby group Doctors for...

Editorial: Pray for these morally unfit lawmakers

The decision this week by the parliament’s ethics committee to clear beleaguered former health minister Zweli Mkhize of violating the code of conduct is...

Battle for ANC’s soul does not bode well for us

Political stakes were high in Durban as the ANC’s biggest region in the country – eThekwini – was set to today choose whether the...

Equality battle still to be won

When Dr. Mamphela Ramphele became the vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 1997, little did she know that she was breaking...

Gen Masemola knows what he is getting into

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday took the stand at the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC’s) hearings into last year’s July unrest just a...

This, our dark continent

The aphorism “children are the best teachers” rang true last week in one of the plentiful enquiries from my 11-year-old son. As a newspaperman and...

South Africa’s little diplomatic clout washes off

South Africa’s little diplomatic clout washes off The rejection this week by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly of South Africa’s draft resolution on...

Editorial: Inequality is a serious human rights issue

Tomorrow marks 62 years since apartheid security forces mowed down throngs of unarmed demonstrators in the Vaal’s township of Sharpeville, killing an estimated 69...

Attacks on Zondo border on propaganda

The mixed reaction to the appointment of Judge Raymond Zondo as the country’s next chief justice and the concomitant nomination of Supreme Court of...

New ID head carries Mzansi’s anti-graft hopes

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s choice to head the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigative Directorate (ID), advocate Andrea Johnson, has been talking tough in the wake of...

Editorial: Putin repeats mistake of past

The people of Ukraine are living in terrifyingly torrid times as nations of the world try to establish the motive behind the Russian occupation...

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