[ANALYSIS] New Finance Minister postpones tough decisions
Tito Mboweni has chosen to walk a tightrope rather than face tough choices about cutting expenditure or raising taxes.
[ANALYSIS] Cartoons an important voice of dissent, but they can also be divisive
Political and editorial cartoons are a key indicator of the democratic health of a country - but they can also be regressive.
[OPINION] Pik Botha: Obits fail to recognise that he protected apartheid
The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
[OPINION] Democratic Alliance plays populist immigration card
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appealing to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
[OPINION] Why journalists in South Africa should do some self-reflection
South Africans have a right to know why the lapses at 'Sunday Times' occurred and why those that spoke up against them were silenced.
[ANALYSIS] To eliminate TB we need imagination and ambition
Professor Madhukar Pai says the fact that we are still using century-old tools to tackle the biggest killer infection betrays a complete lack of ambition.
[ANALYSIS] Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms
It's vital for academics in South Africa to start asking deep questions that examine what decolonialism could look like in their teaching.
[OPINION] World Bank’s optimism about global poverty misses the point
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.
[OPINION] Pik Botha and Namibia: Ambiguities and contradictions
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end, helped end both.
[OPINION] Understanding complex ties between African countries and China matters
The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year.
[OPINION] SA won’t create jobs unless it settles on a new social compact
South Africa's jobs summit failed to acknowledge fundamental issues in the approach to development and job creation.
[OPINION] Moral courage and decency irrelevant as SA's finance minister resigns
David Everatt says Nhlanhla Nene acknowledged his own mistakes, sought forgiveness and asked to be relieved of the trappings of office for which so many continue to drool and slobber.
[ANALYSIS] SA’s stimulus package shows power is finely balanced in the ANC
Cyril Ramaphosa's stimulus package is more interesting for what it says about the politics of economic decision making than for its likely impact on the economy.
[ANALYSIS] Nobel Peace Prize awarded for campaigns against sexual violence
This year's prize recognises that violence against women has become a weapon of war.
[OPINION] Social media is making it harder to protect the identities of suspects
Social media presents new challenges in sensitive cases but media houses must stick to the law.
[OPINION] SA law needs a zero-tolerance approach to racist utterances
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
[ANALYSIS] Crime in SA may be dropping, yet fear is rising
Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of South Africa's crime statistics.
[ANALYSIS] Why do people work? Respect trumps money in SA case study
While pay and profit are not irrelevant in employees’ work decisions, there are other motivators.