Opinion

Nigeria’s election delay: Why, and what next?
Nigeria’s election delay: Why, and what next?
Nigeria abruptly postponed its presidential election hours before polling was due to begin. The presidential and parliamentary votes have...
Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled
Makhanda’s prophecy must be fulfilled
In April 1819, Mdushane ka Ndlambe of the Rharhabe section of the Xhosa declared war on the British colonial administration in Grahamstown...
Letters to the editor: February 15 to 21
Letters to the editor: February 15 to 21
Cyril will steer SA to safety
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it
Democratic public governance, the exercise of public authority and the execution of policy, is dependent on the coherent composition of the...
Migrants and refugees make a significant contribution
Migrants and refugees make a significant contribution
Migration is a global phenomenon, which continues to grow daily. There are 244-million international migrants, 3.3% of the global population,...
A ruskansie by any other name
A ruskansie by any other name
Countries that hug the Mediterranean, such as Spain, Italy and Greece, or those in Latin America like Brazil or Colombia, are well-known for their...
How to eat to save the world
How to eat to save the world
There is not a country in the world that is not grappling with the serious health and environmental consequences of its citizens’ diets. There...
Maimane is well ahead of his time
Maimane is well ahead of his time
Jason Lloyd’s assessment of Mmusi Maimane’s leadership (
EFF dramatics are Theatre of the Absurd
EFF dramatics are Theatre of the Absurd
The nation is agog at the video of the Economic Freedom Fighters MP Marshall Dlamini slapping a white security guard. EFF communicator-in-chief (to...
Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential
Africa needs to realise its philanthropic potential
It has been more than three years since the United Nations general assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the money...
Editorial: Our moment of reckoning is now
Editorial: Our moment of reckoning is now
There’s a universally accepted joy in being a child. Or at least, there should be. Perhaps the only aspect that can compete with the wonder that...
Editorial: The politics of bullshit
Editorial: The politics of bullshit
The Economic Freedom Fighters once made a stab at intellectual credibility. Perhaps smarting from the comments about leader Julius Malema’s poor...
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
As Nigeria votes, Buhari moves from messiah to maligned
There was a time when Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari represented something deeply special – the democratic ideal that a failed government...
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
In many African countries, a dirty secret of journalism is that reporters earn most of their income from payments by their sources. And the...

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