LIFE CUT SHORT: Pedestrians have to stop to let cars pass at this crossing at Beacon Bay Retail Park. INSET: Lutho Tafeni, 4, the little boy who died in tragic circumstances at
the Beacon Bay shopping centre Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

End carnage on our roads by respecting pedestrians

Over the last week I read of the tragic death of a four-year-old child in a shopping centre car park. The heartbreak of the child’s parents must be unimaginable. I cannot begin to fathom their

Kanyo Gqulu

Chinks in the Zille armour

MARGARET Thatcher had a meteoric rise – a grocer’s daughter who became the first woman leader of the British Tories and the first woman to command 10 Downing Street.

Workers take part in a march in the city of Johannesburg

Socialism is the future

The article “SA not ready for socialism” (DD, November 17) deserves to be challenged as it has a lot of misleading information regarding workers and the poor people of South Africa.


Rising tensions erupt across EFF structures

The Economic Freedom Fighters’s (EFF’s) brand of take-no-prisoners politics – including disruptions in parliament and provincial legislatures – is finding expression within the party’s


Nkandla scandal central to violation of democracy

The disgraceful scenes on Thursday, when the public order policing unit entered the chamber of the National Assembly, constituted not just an assault on members of parliament but a cynical

ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe 

SA not ready for socialism

Angry ANC staff members have recently been demanding salary increases. Gwede Mantashe, secretary general of the ANC, reportedly responded by saying: “Staff want an 18% increase.


Gender equality: thin edge against despotic wedge

THE manner in which cultural rights are being defined and traditional institutions valorised has brought them into serious conflict with women’s rights.


Defend our federation in defence of our revolution

The current discourse in our trade union federation is a matter of great concern especially to those who still subscribe to the cause and roles of trade unions. Two central questions emerge.

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