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OPINION | The obvious is oozing from those manifestos

Election manifestos might try to dazzle voters with promises or distract them with smoke and mirrors, but usually they really are what it says on the box: “manifesto” comes ...

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OPINION | Jansen should update himself on ...

Professor Jonathan Jansen and his ilk have made it their habit that when the National Senior Certificate results are released and the nation ...

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OPINION | ANC’s 2019 manifesto: banging same drum?

The ANC manifesto has come to be known for its glitzy golden promises.As appealing as the document may be to the poorest South Africans, I’m in a ...

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OPINION | Missed opportunity for real ...

South Africans had hardly recovered from a controversy around claims of beach racism in the posh Clifton suburb of Cape Town when, in the North West province, an angry black parent reposted a WhatsApp photograph of a classroom showing four black ...
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OPINION | Schools are the place to eradicate ...

Could it be that social media is making headway where the government has consistently failed, especially in the last few decades?
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ANALYSIS | The real meaning of the ANC manifesto

It is simply broad brushstrokes of what could be expected, and plays second fiddle to its factional troubles

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OPINION | Have no faith in political messages from pulpit

The orbit of new political parties around former president Jacob Zuma is a noteworthy phenomenon – one that he, who ...

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BOOK EXTRACT | Why Zuma might be the best thing to have happened to SA

BOOK EXTRACT: ‘Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage’

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OPINION | We should praise them more before they die

Former president Thabo Mbeki once said “the days pass, each year giving birth to its successor. What has passed ...

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OPINION | When the CPA trumps stores’ internal policy

Imagine taking your car in for a mechanical repair under warranty and being told that the warranty is void because ...

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The promises have been made, now ANC must find the voters

Its research shows it must get its supporters to register, then to the polls - but it faces hard questions about jobs

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OPINION | ANC choking in toxic embrace of Zupta gang

Whenever I feel like depressing myself with a bit of mindless twaddle, I Google the name Mzwanele Manyi.

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OPINION | 2019: much at stake

Last year was characterised by hope, after the decade of maladministration and corruption under former president Jacob ...

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OPINION | Eskom must continue staff cutbacks

The retrenchment of some senior executives at Eskom in December is a small first step towards reducing the ...

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OPINION | The bar must be set higher for Class of 2019

Kudos to the teachers of the 2018 Eastern Cape Matric class for a job well done.

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OPINION | Annual matric results - a sleight of hand

Watching the annual release of the matric results by the minister of basic education is like watching a magic show as a ...

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OPINION | SA should recommit to Madiba’s values

This year marks the 107th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress, dedicated to the liberation of ...

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ANALYSIS | Why Zuma's land tweets should worry us

The former president's comeback strategy is becoming increasingly clear

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OPINION | Radical shift in schooling urgently required

The matric pass rate may not be a good indicator of the performance of our education. However, congratulations are in ...

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OPINION | Ramaphosa can’t deliver with divided ANC

When ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa delivers the party’s election manifesto, as the party marks its 107th birthday ...

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