Opinion

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SA youth must not fall for tinpot wannabe dictators such as Malema

The political forces bubbling around in South Africa are all aware of the plight of our youth. It is the same plight facing most South Africans, unemployment and inadequate ...

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OPINION | Be on your guard when buying that car ...

Savvy car buyers know to check the price of parts before buying a car, especially the crash parts – fenders, lights and the like – because if are ...

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OPINION | Political noise of ‘us and them’ at ...

So this is where we are now: the political noise is at full blast, the whites say the blacks are revolting and incapable while the blacks say the ...

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OPINION | VAT fails to redistribute wealth and ...

On February 22 this year, the then-minister of finance Malusi Gigaba announced an increase in value added tax (VAT) from 14% to 15%, beginning on April 1. It is the first increase since 1993, when it went up from 10% to 14%. There was public outcry ...
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OPINION | Bridging gap for informal savings

The formal financial sector is often accused of not providing access to rural, indigenous communities, most of whom do not have a bank account.
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OPINION | Somehow, we always pull back from the precipice

Why does South Africa not fall off the precipice? Economists are clear that if this economy does not grow soon, the ...

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OPINION | Fix mess before expropriating land

In May we argued that land reform has not been as slow as portrayed in many political messages and that the problems ...

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It’s a myth that Mandela ‘sold out’

This  year marks a century since liberation struggle hero and global statesman Nelson Mandela was born. Throughout ...

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OPINION | Kolisi shows us how we can live in racial harmony in this divided land

It seems  that most South Africans yearn for racial harmony. If the support for the captaincy of Siya Kolisi and his ...

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OPINION | Cyril may have a harder time than he expects finding foreign investors

The latest slide in the rand is not pretty. It seems the initial trigger was last week’s terrible GDP data, which may ...

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Balloon payments can sure pop car buyers' bubble

If the only way to get your car instalment down to a number you can afford every month is to carve out about a third of ...

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SA future not in politicians’ hands, but ours

Every so often South Africa breaks your heart. Sometimes this beautiful country fills your heart to bursting point with ...

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Desperate and thus dangerous

Ahead of his February recall, former president Jacob Zuma wanted desperately to stay in power for three more months.

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Political parties offer few choices for voters

I really had to think very hard about my vote in the ward 18 by-election in East London on Wednesday.  Four parties ...

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Forcing history down our throats will not wash

Ms Baartman teaches a Grade 11 history class on early slavery in the Cape. After taking her class on a trip to the ...

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No more Mr Nice Guy: 'Mmusi unplugged' has arrived

One of Mmusi Maimane’s shortfalls is that he is too much of a nice guy. When a radio station recently reported that he ...

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Battle lines drawn in DA spat

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille yesterday faced off against the Democratic Alliance in a court battle that will ...

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Lines too blurred in sex, power and networks in the NGO space

Recently media has been abuzz with several scandals involving sexual harassment in South Africa’s civil society and ...

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Secrets and lies – it’s all in call recordings

Call it what you like, it’s not uncommon for telesales agents to blatantly lie to potential customers in order to get ...

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New Zuma party will die soon enough

News that a shiny, straight-out-of-the box political formation built around Jacob Zuma is on the cards is actually old ...

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