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OPINION | Sad failure to value principle of cause and effect

One day I hope to fly around South Africa giving classes to politicians – and even businesspeople – on the very simple theme of cause and effect.

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OPINION | Beware balloon contract conundrum

That’s invariably what somebody in a smart, air-conditioned corporate office with the benefit of a fine education and generations of experience of ...

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OPINION | Inquiry likely to be protracted‚ ...

What does South Africa still need to know about state capture after all the revelations of looting of the public purse?

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OPINION | Between the chains : Trouble with ...

The land along the border between SA and Lesotho, running down through the Free State and Eastern Cape, is some of the most beautiful real estate in the country. The dramatic features of the mountains, the deep gorges and grass-covered, snow-laden ...
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OPINION | Land latest in effort to extend reach ...

The current drive by the ANC and the government towards a policy of expropriation without compensation (EWC) has been much discussed, but is too often little understood.
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OPINION | The unfolding divorce of uneasy bedfellows

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

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

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

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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 ...

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OPINION | Move past stereotypes to build better society

Our society is moving at breakneck speed. So much is changing that we barely have time to think through anything. As a ...

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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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