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OPINION | Rhodes risks losing status as a top university

High Street leads directly to the majestic gates of Rhodes University. It is also a disaster zone. You can do serious damage to your car if you hit one of the many potholes ...

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OPINION | The miracle we need is more than economic

Every year the reality of the South African condition is brought into focus with the release of crime statistics.

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OPINION | Break terrible spiral of negativity from the top

South Africa is in a terrible spiral of negativity.

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OPINION | Xenophobia is not legacy of apartheid

It was only a matter of time before government found a scapegoat for the xenophobic violence gripping SA.
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OPINION | Mbeki just doesn’t get it after all he ...

Thabo Mbeki understands your gloom. No, really, he gets it. SA, the former president told an audience and Fin24, has a “permissive atmosphere” that “allows for” the current tide of violence sweeping the country.
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OPINION | Mugabe was no class act on education front

When Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital last week, reaction was split.

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OPINION | A brutal dictator who left his country in ruins

The ANC has always been first out the post when it comes to defending what people in Tshwane townships call nyoso ...

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OPINION | How South Africa protects monsters

The official government Twitter account said, after Uyinene Mrwetyana’s death: “Violence and abuse against women have ...

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OPINION | Peace behold, Mabe just doesn’t seem to get it

In 2017, the board of SAA was called to brief parliament’s finance committee on the smoking crater we still laughingly ...

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OPINION | This killing with impunity must be stopped

The two young people murdered last week had three things in common.

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OPINION | Boris’s move no less than a coup d’état

The UK is in turmoil. An unelected prime minister, Boris Johnson, has moved to suspend the country’s parliament, thus ...

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OPINION | Here’s the punchline: money does run out

The problem with socialism, Margaret Thatcher said, is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.

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Gavin Watson takes many secrets with him to the grave

Gavin Watson was never meant to be a central figure at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.

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OPINION | Commission loses key witness in Watson

Gavin Watson was never meant to be a central figure at the inquiry into state capture.

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OPINION | Cyril must dismantle mud pit and clean it up

President Cyril Ramaphosa is absolutely right and, at the same time, absolutely wrong in his defence of the staggering ...

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OPINION | Prime example of wisdom of hindsight

There’s something about politicians once they leave office – voluntarily or otherwise. Suddenly they see the world in ...

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OPINION | Motley crew benefited from Cyril’s fund

On Sunday, deputy minister of state security Zizi Kodwa was named as having received R50,000 from an account linked to ...

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OPINION | Beware ‘laziness’ of xenophobic thoughts

Tell a South African that they are xenophobic and they will lash out at you in all manner of ways in defence of ...

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OPINION | Thugs are in charge and on the offensive

The Guptas must be smiling all the way to their cash vaults. The £100,000 (R1.8m) monthly retainer they paid disgraced ...

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OPINION | Party funding could blow our little minds

The South African Communist Party has added its tiny, croaking voice to those demanding more transparency around party ...

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