[OPINION] Survey sheds light on who marched against President Zuma and why
Thousands of people marched across the country, notably in Pretoria, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, demanding that Zuma resign.
[OPINION] SA must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis
Good leaders can obviously make a difference, but environments can also exert a profound impact on leaders.
[OPINON] Why the French election is a pivotal test for Europe
A Le Pen victory could lead to France’s withdrawal from the Eurozone and even from the European Union, a once-unthinkable prospect.
[OPINION] ANC can stay a liberation movement and govern well
Is it not time for the ANC to stop seeing itself as a liberation movement but rather a modern, professional political party?
[OPINION] What does Russia want from Donald Trump?
The US media started to investigate even more potential 'Russian connections' to the president-elect, and the FBI launched an investigation, putting Trump on the defensive.
[OPINION] How African govts use advertising as a weapon against media freedom
National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organisations in Africa.
[OPINION] SA needs more than a sugar tax to get to the bottom of obesity
In Africa, the World Health Organisation reports that South Africa has the highest obesity levels.
[OPINION] The markets can stomach a captured Treasury but SA’s poor will suffer
The formal economy might find it a lot easier to live with a (partly) captured national treasury than many might imagine.
[OPINION] How social media data can improve people’s lives - if used responsibly
In 2016, as part of its “Missing Maps” project, the Red Cross accessed Facebook’s rich population density data to find and map people who were critically vulnerable.
[OPINION] No need to despair even as the dream of SA feels like a nightmare
Thabo Makgoba says SA needs real leaders who must be ready to sacrifice all to ensure dignity, equality and freedom for all people.
[OPINION] Johannesburg’s bike lanes are not well used. Here’s why
These lanes were meant to encourage commuter cycling and were also a response to growing road congestion.
[EXPLAINER] What we know about 4 April chemical attack in Syria
Dino Pisaniello says the use of chemical weapons has a long history in the region.
[OPINION] Rebellion is on the march against Zuma
Keith Gottschalk asks whether the protests against President Zuma will be enough to oust him.
[ANALYSIS] Why can’t America just take out Assad?
Targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would likely give birth to the same kind of catastrophe we saw in Libya after Muammar Gaddafi’s fall.
[OPINION] South Africans are learning they’re not exceptional after all
With one of the most stable and successful transitions to democracy on the continent, the notion of South African exceptionalism has run deep.
[ANALYSIS] US airstrike on Syria: What next?
Was this a one-off intervention – or a sign that Trump will undertake more of an effort to undermine the Assad regime?
[OPINION] Remembering SA struggle hero Chris Hani: lessons for today
A reflection on slain SACP leader Chris Hani’s life, actions and beliefs, and their significance for today.
[OPINION] New data shows Zuma cost ANC dearly in 2016 election
What does private polling data gathered before, during and after the general election in 2014 and the local municipal election poll in 2016 tell us?