[ANALYSIS] Jacob Zuma fast running out of political lives
There’s been an apparent shift in attitude in the ANC’s parliamentary caucus suggesting that the no-confidence vote might have a chance of succeeding.
[OPINION] Why competition is key to cutting the cost of cancer drugs in SA
The biggest problem with the price of cancer drugs is that there is no competition among truly effective cancer drugs to lower their cost.
[OPINION] The dangers of giving MPs the right to a secret ballot
What will Baleka Mbete decide? And will her decision, if it was to go against a secret ballot, be challenged? More pertinently, ought it?
[OPINION] Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending SA on wild goose chase
The Public Protector’s recommendations on the Bankorp/Absa lifeboat are provocative.
[OPINION] Corrupt SOEs lie at the heart of SA’s economic woes
The country stands to slip deeper into crisis unless the lust for loot is stopped.
[OPINION] Social media is as harmful as alcohol & drugs for millennials
Although people of all ages use social media, it is more harmful for younger users than it is for older people.
[OPINION] Africa’s plan for a Great Green Wall needs a rethink
What many perceived as a plan to build an almost 8,000km long wall of trees all across Africa has faced a lot of criticism.
Young South Africans aren’t apathetic, just fed up with formal politics
SA’s youth-led movements such as #FeesMustFall provided a contrasting view to perceptions that young people are apathetic & disinterested in the future of their country.
[OPINION] Where did it go wrong? Eskom in 'unholy mess'
What do you make of what’s happening at Eskom?
[ANALYSIS] Can we predict political uprisings?
Forecasting political unrest is a challenging task, especially in this era of post-truth and opinion polls.
[OPINION] Protests in SA, Colombia reveal link between inequality, uprisings
South Africa, with its frequent and plentiful protests, is often dubbed 'the protest capital of the world'.
[OPINION] Is self-love the key to ending Africa’s skin bleaching syndrome?
The stigmatisation of dark skin has led to the popular practice of skin bleaching.
[OPINION] SA will need a government of national healing after Zuma leaves
Given the damage that’s being caused by President Jacob Zuma’s administration since he assumed power in 2009, the country will need elements of a government of national unity when he goes.
[ANALYSIS] Ethical journalism: what to do - and not to do - with leaked emails
When given leaked information journalists should check the information, consider alternative explanations, consider the political context and allow the people implicated a proper chance to respond.
[OPINION] The battle for control of SA’s state isn’t just about personalities
The misfortunes experienced by Brian Molefe shows that the battle for the country's public purse is not a one-way bet.
[ANALYSIS] Protests in Colombia & SA reveal link between inequality & uprisings
Both countries have highly entrenched inequality, with class, ethnicity, and skin colour defining from birth the opportunities available to their citizens.
[ANALYSIS] Modern humans evolved 100,000 years earlier than we thought
New studies push back the origins of our species by 100,000 years and suggest that early humans likely spanned across most of the African continent at the time.
[ANALYSIS] SA is in a recession. Here’s what that means
The economic activity of our country is declining. This is never a good thing.