Opinion

Opinion

A special salute is due to some, and an extraordinary effort from others

The National Senior Certificate results are out. These results mark the culmination of 12 years hard work  for the class of 2021. Receiving their results is a life moment of ...

Opinion

ANC leadership questions: Beware of history repeating itself

In December, several regions of the ANC in the Eastern Cape hosted regional elective conferences. It must be noted that all the regions that held ...

Opinion

Ugly truth behind fight for publication of matric results

White schools dominate the top end, paving the way for public displays of domination and playing into the DBE’s hands

Opinion

Predicting community protest and public violence

Does your newly elected ward councillor look nervous? In 2019 the South African Local Government Association (Salga) warned in a policy brief that “SA is experiencing a rise in local government-related political violence directed at municipal ...
Opinion

OPINION | A new approach to circumcision is ...

The initiation season in SA brings yet another bitter moment featuring what appears to be a pattern of initiates perishing at the hands of “bogus custodians” of what was once a sacred and a respected rite of passage among Nguni people of the ...
Opinion

READER LETTER | The ANC must act decisively on the land issue or lose relevance

The land question in SA is a historical and emotive issue, which touches the very existence of black people. The ...

Opinion

OPINION | Lindiwe Sisulu’s arrogance is sponsored by the ANC. Don’t forget that.

What’s important to keep in mind about Lindiwe Sisulu’s attack on the judiciary is that her behaviour tells us as much ...

Opinion

OPINION | It’s imperative that SA moves fast on state capture prosecutions. Here’s why ...

State capture prosecutions - can South Africans really expect a different outcome this time?

Opinion

LEGAL EAGLE | Is a copy of a will valid?

“Both my parents recently passed away in a car accident. My father shortly before his death mentioned to me that they ...

Opinion

The ocean economy is integral to the revival of the Eastern Cape's habitability

Globally, the ocean economy is becoming more significant within the policy and economic realm as land-based resources ...

Opinion

Finding your way around bamboo types

We race past the secrets of the natural world. Reading an environment takes a bit of slowing down and “leaning in”. If ...

Opinion

The next oil addicts will come, but the dog has barked and the public is wide awake

I am Shell shocked! Yes, it's a lame joke, but the judgment by Gerald Bloem interdicting Shell SA and Shell ...

Opinion

Ditch Phakisa for Phakamisa, and a green and blue vision of the Wild Coast

Schoolchildren I teach on the beach at Nahoon have often heard me talk about how ideas for a cleaner, more wholesome ...

Opinion

Time for ANC to address its challenges

All roads will be leading to Polokwane this weekend, when the ANC celebrates the 110th year since its formation.

Opinion

LETTER | Elective conference should retain Mabuyane

ANC provincial chair Oscar Mabuyane is a leader who believes in providing ethical leadership and always consults.

Opinion

JONATHAN JANSEN | Beware the perpetually happy — and happy new year!

I have to confess to a private irritation (now public) about people who every day post perpetually happy photos of ...

Opinion

OPINION | Tutu was unafraid of speaking the truth

“The vote is still a wonderful thing, but for most people there’s more heart-searching this time. It isn’t like the ...

Opinion

TRAVELS OF DELORIS KOAN | Long and winding golden thread leads me to my door

I was in the Devil’s belly for a split second but then I saw nought and squeaked out. Fate, release and relief are ...

Opinion

INSIGHT | A Mandela and De Klerk moment beckoning for Ramaphosa and Steenhuisen

Opening the COP26 in Glasgow in November, British monarch Queen Elizabeth II made the following profound remarks on ...

Opinion

OPINION | Growing our own biofuel might make ocean exploration unnecessary

I am an East Londoner, an entertainer, and a very small-scale farmer. Much has been said about Shell’s quest for oil ...