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OPINION | Unprincipled coalitions do not bode well for future

The 2021 local government elections have provided just about the clearest indication of the voting public’s performance review of the respective political parties. There ...

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OPINION | Sexual abuse of boys a hidden, under-reported epidemic

  The sexual abuse of boys, a violation of human rights, child rights in particular, is widespread, yet despite its epidemic proportions, it ...

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BEHIND THE NEWS | Can the new OR Tambo mayor walk the talk?

New OR Tambo district municipality executive mayor Mesuli Ngqondwana comes across as a man on a mission. In his maiden speech, moments after ...

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As long as stigma is attached to Aids, the virus ...

Discrimination against people infected with HIV and stereotyping are as harmful as the actual disease
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Vish granny will be next? Scammers are now going ...

Until last week, I’d never heard of fraudsters going as far as posing as bank officials and visiting elderly folk at home
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The UK’s callous ‘red-list party trick’ should not be tolerated

I woke up this morning to learn of our return to the red list and I am alarmed at the ease with which our brand, our ...

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Ignorance was Cyril’s saving grace until it hit close to home

I hope the president savours this brief national unity before SA’s vaccination problem spoils things

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South Africa shoots itself in the foot with bungled messaging on Omicron discovery

One of the first rules of crisis communications is you don’t just go out and shout ‘we have a problem and it’s very bad’

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It is time our leaders lead and make vaccines mandatory now

SA will implode if it’s locked down every time a new Covid-19 variant or wave emerges

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World should rethink pointless and punitive travel bans

South Africa's excellence in science, recently applied in keeping an eye on new Covid-19 variants, appears to have ...

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Time for government to lead SA, not meet for talks

The last time I checked, the job of the president and his cabinet was to lead the country. Yet, on too many ...

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Let us focus on those things we can control

Tender green shoots of economic growth and hope were everywhere — with hotel bookings showing signs of improvement, ...

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No refusing marriages of inconvenience to uninvited suitors

Coalitions will be with us for some time and, who knows, they might just serve us better than what’s gone before

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SAA reaches for the stars, but keeps its feet on the ground

It looks to align capacity with market demand as it undergoes its rebuilding phase

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World Rugby’s new eligibility rules are set to change the game

The amendment is a decisive step towards tapping into a talent pool that would have otherwise remained dormant

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Welcome to uMngeni, where the New South Africa is at last dawning

Its new leaders are young, competent and anti-corruption – in short, exactly what a nation that’s in the ashes needs

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It’s personal: ANC may not know it yet, but Malema is out for revenge

The ruling party keeps treating the EFF leader like any other leader of an opposition party. He is not

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Everyone has some form of rabid aversion, it’s all the rage

As if a new Covid-19 variant were not enough to make us nervous, there have been reported outbreaks of rabies in ...

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Pack those troubles in an old kit bag, but don’t forget the books

The holidays are almost upon us and there’s no better time to catch up on all the authors you didn’t get to this year

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BEHIND THE NEWS | Be careful before you judge others

  The untimely death of a young person feels like life has robbed you.  You’re left behind with the heartache of ...