[OPINION] Why SA’s communists need to cut the ANC umbilical cord
Ahead of the latest SACP congress, the increasingly strained relations between the party and President Jacob Zuma had reached an unprecedented low point.
[OPINION] Should we be worried about Gen Z joining the workforce?
It’s estimated that there are more than 2 billion of Gen Z worldwide. In South Africa, a third of the population is under the age of 21.
[OPINION] Why is breastfeeding in public places still taboo?
If breastfeeding is part of our African culture, why are people offended and disturbed when a mother breastfeeds her baby?
[OPINION] Money has little to do with why SA’s military is failing to do its job
Despite the fact that the South African National Defence Force is still a major player in Southern Africa, it has real problems.
[OPINION] African citizens have reason to be fed up with politicians
Africa is home to despots and sit-in presidents. Countries are run like family property and political dynasties are created by fathers passing power to sons.
[OPINION] The best way South Africans can honour Mandela
South Africa needs a brave and moral leadership to redirect its citizens (and politicians) to fight the scourge of poverty through development.
[OPINION] How Catholic Church’s hierarchy makes it hard to punish sexual abusers
While reforms in the Catholic Church in the US have made it mandatory for priests to report instances of sexual abuse, there remains much work to be done in the Catholic Church worldwide.
[ANALYSIS] What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts
There’s a lot a city like Cape Town, which is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years, can learn from Windhoek and how the city has conquered multiple water crises.
[ANALYSIS] What lives of music giants tell us about culture under apartheid
Two of South Africa's finest musicians, Johnny Mekoa and Ray Phiri, died recently. The permeable terrain between genres their careers negotiated, is being replaced by rigid marketing categories
[EXPLAINER] Unpacking the issues around fracking in SA
Fracking in the Karoo has been presented as a “yes-no” decision that will be taken by government.
[ANALYSIS] Larsen C's giant iceberg isn't a simple story of climate change
Despite the media and public fascination, the Larsen C rift and iceberg “calving” is not a warning of imminent sea level rise, and any link to climate change is far from straightforward.
[OPINION] Teaching little girls to lead
By the time they turn seven, little boys and little girls have already learnt a lot about what is expected of them within our - binary - gender system.
[OPINION] How corruption is fraying SA’s social & economic fabric
The political cost of corruption is reaching unacceptable levels in South Africa. Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.
[OPINION] SA needs a sensible debate about Reserve Bank
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
[ANALYSIS] Justice in Syria: 5 ways to prosecute international crime
Is there a way to prosecute any side of the Syrian conflict?
[OPINION] ANC policy anarchy and weak leaders
The ANC policy conference confirmed that the party recognises that the cancer of corruption and capture afflicts it badly. Yet it remains stunted in finding ways to deal with it.
[ANALYSIS] The UN’s problem: it’s not just gender violence, it’s child rape
The UN has confirmed that UN staff perpetrated 145 cases of sexual exploitation and abuse involving 311 victims in 2016 alone, with many of them children.
[ANALYSIS] The link between Wimbledon success and players’ grunts
Since its popular emergence three decades ago, grunting has consistently divided opinion in the tennis world.