How important are leaders to South Africa’s politics? Should they be allowed to make or break organisations? Two recent events have thrown up these questions:
One of the most bewildering things when driving through the Eastern Cape’s many rural towns is the state of disrepair of the roads, the decaying infrastructure, the hopelessness in the eyes of the many poor residents.
I must first acknowledge much has been done to transform higher education since the inception of our first democratic government.
In the article “Missing the big picture on red steenbras catches” (DD, December 10), Jessica Greenstone, a WWF-SA marine fellow at the UCT Marine Research Institute, criticised a court judgment
Cape Town remains a contentious subject. It stokes racial hostility. Blacks bemoan exclusion, something that whites dismiss as an indication of racial-obsession.
Many people unwittingly void their car warranties by failing to have their cars serviced when they should, but when it comes to add-on warranty policies, there are other “devils” in the fine print.
In the dark world of Islamist terrorism, there is rarely any shortage of people seeking to claim credit for carrying out some appalling atrocity.
IT HAS become a glittering ritual that masks the fault lines of our education system. Every year, the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga parades matric “top achievers”.