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OPINION | Zuma-Magashule nexus laying booby traps

We have a new president, a new legislature and a new executive. The future is hopeful, but many uncertainties remain.

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OPINION | PIC equities head needs balancing act

The head of listed equities at the Public Investment Corp (PIC) has a nice problem on his hands. Next week he will make the final decision on whether ...

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OPINION | Pandor for DP – Cyril’s first choice – or NDZ?

The exit of David Mabuza from the parliamentary stage, whether permanent or not, has thrown open the contest for the deputy presidency.

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OPINION | Retaining young talent must be a ...

When my son and his family decided to leave South Africa for a teaching assignment in New Zealand, I had mixed feelings.
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OPINION | Ramaphosa must deliver on promises

It was German statesman Otto von Bismarck who said the great problems of his day would not be solved by speeches and majority votes, but “by iron and blood”. Of course he was talking about waging war to address the pressing issues of 19th-century ...
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Makhanda looked a Gift horse of the Givers in the mouth

There's a whiff of double-dealing about the aid group being stiffed by the town - but it is surely not surprising

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OPINION | Months of debate now down to four words

If you’re a calm constitutionalist, the election result was a consolidation of the moderate middle that consists of 77% ...

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OPINION | Someone’s lying about primary school sex ed

Somebody’s lying. It’s either the specialist consultants who helped craft the new life orientation curriculum or it’s ...

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OPINION | President must ride wave of power and act

Fikile Mbalula is absolutely right. The ANC would have polled 40% or way less if the party still had Jacob Zuma (or one ...

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OPINION | Doing business the right way

MTN is still one of the resounding successes of democratic SA. So is Capitec.

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OPINION | Reimagining the landscape with NDZ as 2IC

Well, the election’s over. Thank goodness for that.

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Is Cyril in charge? Will he tackle ANC thugs? Well, don’t ask him

He failed to reassure voters that he will tackle his enemies, and that his agenda, not corruption, will triumph

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ANC stuck with fixing crisis of its own making by looting the state

Education system has failed the youth by ensuring inequality will be a legacy for many more generations

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OPINION | Competence is no good without conscience

With election fever in full swing this week, few might have paid attention to the revealing testimony of the chairman ...

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OPINION | There’s more to democracy than just voting

There’s a piece of graffiti on a new apartment block of plush student housing on the border between Mowbray and ...

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OPINION | What has the ANC done for voters lately?

For those who have not met Cyril Ramaphosa, I have to tell you this: he is a hell of an impressive guy. He is witty, ...

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OPINION | Ramaphosa needs a stronger spine

Twenty years ago, Peter Bruce, then editor of Financial Mail, exercised his editorial independence and endorsed a ...

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OPINION | United stand needed to protect free press

It’s been seven months since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and dissident, was brutally murdered inside the ...

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OPINION | Mishmash of messages does not help voting at all

I am one of the many undecided voters in the country.My heart says vote for the party that became a fascination of our ...

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FRANKLY SPEAKING: Time to note dire lessons of flood disasters

May the good Lord comfort the families of those who died in the recent heavy rains in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern ...

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