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OPINION | Between the chains :People must have their say

The past decade of politics in SA shows that very few politicians can be trusted to look after the people’s best interests. This is not unique to SA. Worldwide, politicians, ...

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OPINION | Facing up to riot police in church with ...

Extract from Chapter 19 ‘Ministry with a whiff of teargas’ Early in November 1988 a man with a heavy Afrikaans accent phoned in a chilling threat to ...

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OPINION | Inherited institutions offer troubled ...

Financial institutions play a critical role in economic development. By mobilising savings, they allocate funding to areas that can achieve high ...

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OPINION | Criticism of vice-chancellors’ pay ...

No, university vice-chancellors (VCs) are not being paid too much. Yet at least once a year VC compensation is flighted as a “scandal” in the media for salaries that range from about R1m to more than R4m. Yes, there are extremes that must be ...
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OPINION | Populists taking centre stage in ...

It has become clear that populism is on the rise worldwide. With presidents like Donald Trump able to whip up their followers with anything from modified representations of reality to outright lies, there is no denying it. It is ironic come to ...
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OPINION | Populists taking centre stage in politics

It has become clear that populism is on the rise worldwide. With presidents like Donald Trump able to whip up their ...

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OPINION | SA has yet to experience its ‘Lula Moment’

The 52nd ANC National Conference that took place from December 16 to 20 in 2007 at the University of Limpopo in ...

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OPINION | SA Christians need to consider US influence

As Americans deal with the aftermath of their midterm elections, what is clear is the power of President Donald Trump ...

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OPINION | Diversion a ploy used by wily politicians

The overwhelming consequence of populism, a phenomenon that now dominates our political lives, is that it distracts us ...

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OPINION | SAA winging it on loose lips and fibs

After giving SA Airways (SAA) more than R24bn in bailouts since 1999, and committing another R21bn in debt guarantees, ...

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OPINION | Joining British fight in WW1 no easy choice for SA

The outbreak of World War 1, coming little more than a decade after the Anglo-Boer war ended, presented white South ...

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MEC supports girl, 14, in sold-for-sex case

Social development MEC Phumza Dyantyi joined other concerned community members in the alleged human trafficking court ...

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OPINION | Courts of African Origin must be understood

No man is infallible. This applies to all human beings regardless of social standing, religious position, political or ...

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OPINION | Plato as mayor giant leap backwards for city

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon it was one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind. And all thanks to ...

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OPINION | Tip-off box to fight crime has pros and cons

South Africans hardly ever agree on anything but one thing that everyone – black or white, rich or poor - concurs with ...

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OPINION | Mere lip service will not fix a broken society

As we approach 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, the recent statistics show it is going ...

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OPINION | Gigaba falling on his sword? That’s just not SA’s strong suit

Reader‚ do not scream. I am about to write about Malusi Gigaba without making a pun about his private life.

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OPINION | Political navel-gazing will not save the Earth

A number of environmental reports have raised the alarm recently – that we, the human species – are decimating the ...

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OPINION | Minister’s fall due to swagger, state capture

Former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan said in her affidavit to the Zondo commission investigating state ...

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OPINION | How Trump and many of his ilk fool voters

The liberal Left has a massive problem on its hands these days: it misreads the tea leaves. The broad political Left ...

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