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SA’S TOP FORENSIC SLEUTH ON MINNIE CASE

South Africa’s top forensic sleuth is in Port Elizabeth to investigate the mysterious death of Mark Minnie, the co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island. Dr David Klatzow ...

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OPINION | The unfolding divorce of uneasy ...

On Monday, as Herman Mashaba humped Donald Trump’s leg and Helen Zille exhumed her defence of colonialism, many South Africans wondered aloud if the ...

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OPINION | Flawed NSFAS, tripped up by JZ, had to ...

When one of South Africa’s most distinguished executives, Sizwe Nxasana, resigned as chair of the board of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme ...

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OPINION | What do men say about abuse of women?

Isn’t it startling how gender-based violence in SA continues to make headlines relentlessly, and profoundly, at institutions of higher learning. The recent video of a male student assaulting a female student at the University of Fort Hare Alice ...
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OPINION | Move past stereotypes to build better ...

Our society is moving at breakneck speed. So much is changing that we barely have time to think through anything. As a result we look at issues, only briefly, and only when they become too urgent or ghastly to ignore, or when the day set aside to ...
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OPINION | All this talk and no action gets SA nowhere

Why is South Africa so dull, so poor at growing its economy and creating jobs? Why is it that, quarter after quarter ...

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OPINION | Make sure your car insurance covers you

When last did you shop around to make sure your car insurance premium is still market-related? It’s essential to do ...

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OPINION | Secure learners’ access to schools on private land

There is an important link between current debates around land expropriation and learners’ right to basic ...

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OPINION | Winnie fought for what she was due

When our parents name us they usually pray to God to guide them in choosing a name with significant and lasting ...

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OPINION | Manana gala dinner would be a bash

At first glance it looked like a cruel hoax: marketing bumph circulated on Monday suggested that convicted abuser and ...

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OPINION | SA needs to confront problem of toxic masculinity

On August 1 women in different provinces in South Africa marched to protest against gender-based violence.

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OPINION | Innocents are dying amidst trail of corruption

When one of the world’s most respected newspapers, The New York Times, publishes an extended essay alleging education ...

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OPINION | Develop ethical, capable managers for growth

South Africa is referred to as developmental state. Fundamentally, a developmental state involves government having a ...

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OPINION | ANC undoing glue that holds nation together

The ANC of today is eerily consistent in putting itself ahead of this country, or anyone in it for that matter. What it ...

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OPINION | The elephant that needs to be addressed

Every time job creation, the housing backlog, classrooms crisis, water shortage, skills deficit or land issue are ...

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OPINION | Our universities were never liberated in 1994

The tragedy of Professor Bongani Mayosi’s death has opened up a conversation on the conditions of working, learning and ...

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So‚ the R145-million jackpot winner bought a ticket for just R20

As people across South African were already planning on how they were going to spend the lotto's biggest ever jackpot - ...

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OPINION | The depression stigma is still very real in 2018

The devastating effects of depression and mental health in general reared its ugly head yet again last week after the ...

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OPINION | Ramaphosa creates uncertainty for investors

You really must visit Umhlanga Rocks in KwaZulu-Natal. Not only do they have fantastic weather, restaurants, hotels and ...

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OPINION | What does a man do when answers seem impossible?

During the short time that Professor Bongani Mayosi and I served together as members of the University of Cape Town’s ...

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