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READER LETTER | Statues a total waste of taxpayers’ money

I noticed a tender contract 3224 (advertised  DD Jun 14) for “appointment of service provider to provide services to design, construct, supply, deliver and install bronze ...

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BEHIND THE NEWS | Succession dispute after death of King Sigcau ...

Royalty in SA is fast losing its grandeur and its essence as custodian and repository of customs and culture of the nation they lead. Succession ...

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OPINION | To rename University of Fort Hare, or not

In principle, South Africans are not opposed to name changes and transformation. They are anti-corruption and don’t trust the drivers of change

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Time Cele put a lid on litany of unhappy endings

The Eastern Cape’s escalating crime statistics read, once again, like a bad novel written by an author intent on  an unhappy ending.
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OPINION | Misguided notion of illegal immigrants ...

The death of Elvis Nyathi in Diepsloot in April is not only a tragedy of a people captured and confined in an Orwellian type of Animal Farm, but is a clear consequence of the persistence of racist colonialist concepts. Nyathi, like other ...
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The more the youth flee Eastern Cape, the less there is for them

Almost three decades into our celebrated democracy, South Africa has become the most unequal country in the world and ...

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‘We owe it to Biko, to Mashini, to Tiro to fight for free education and, if need be, die ...

The 1976 June 16 massacres remain one of the most revered and honoured days of resistance to colonial dominance in the ...

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Children alone in wilderness as school safety network fails them

On Monday, a principal is expected to appear in court  on allegations that he raped a pupil.

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BEHIND THE NEWS | Journalism can be a scary business

In all my years working as a journalist, I cannot recall how many times I have been asked to cover court ...

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Cyril risks losing citizens’ trust if he does not come clean

In the wake of revelations about a bizarre robbery at the Limpopo farm of President Cyril Ramaphosa, political ...

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Mob justice is wrong regardless of any justification by communities

The name Abongile Mafalala may not mean anything to the average South African, but the 31-year-old is the face of what ...

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OPINION | Equitable access to public spaces will promote inclusive economic development

The slow trajectory of South African economic development calls for a renewed look at pro-poor and equitable use of ...

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AbaThembu king a fierce opponent of apartheid

Comrade King Sabata Dalindyebo was the king of the abaThembu nation.

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Battle-weary citizens face new threat even as old foe retreats

Many South Africans are wondering what the next economic rocket to explode their budget will be, forcing yet another ...

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Get rid of ghosts and put flesh and blood in their place

The Eastern Cape health department staggers along, seemingly right out of ideas on how  to halt its downward spiral. ...

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Musk’s Tesla ultimatum — return to office or work somewhere else

The world’s richest man appears to have had it with the working-from-home business.

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Dale bus tragedy touched me like few other stories

As a journalist for many years I have been exposed to a lot of stories, be they political, administrative, social or ...

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South African aviator killed in crash during air show in Zimbabwe

A South African aviator was killed when his aerobatic aircraft crashed during an air show display at Charles Prince ...

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Granny to appear in court for ‘stabbing’ grandson, 9, ‘several times’

A Free State grandmother will appear in court on Thursday for allegedly stabbing her nine-year-old grandson during an ...

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Staring at a loan to cover extra travel costs: Kulula customers left in cold as Comair ...

One of the frustrated customers affected by Comair grounding its local British Airways and Kulula.com flights doesn’t ...