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Treacherous how black women in top academic posts are demeaned

If black men have faced the worst of fates, then black women have also placed their lives and bodies on the line. Black women...

Church’s silence on ANC deafening

The ANC, the battle-scarred movement of the people, needs rescuing. But who is there to save it from impending implosion, this oldest and once...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Political ambition gives rise to the age of izinkabis

Izinkabi, a Zulu word, in its ordinary daily usage connotes no harm; it literally refers to a herd of cattle, and is never meant...

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...

Afrophobia manifests apartheid logic

In recent weeks, my mind has been occupied by the question of human migration and its causes. From the borders of Ukraine to the streets...

Dr Molapo: Unleashing the human potential

If you are township born and raised, old or young, sooner or later your inner fire goes out. It is not easy to get...

Our problems start at borders

A Cuban mathematics and science tutor who was part of a group I was working within the department of education, was bemused by the...

Hypocrites and selective beliefs

Today is Easter Sunday, a festive weekend in which millions at home and abroad commemorate the apparent resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although ours is a...

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...

Destructive students force varsity’s hand

It is becoming increasingly difficult for institutions of higher learning in South Africa to maintain the delicate balancing act of finding sustainable funding. For solutions...

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