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9 May 2016, 10:39am
Loud silence in Parliament
Loud silence in Parliament
Opinion

The stage is set for the upcoming elections

5 May 2016, 08:01am
War at its most atrocious
War at its most atrocious
Opinion

Will a UN Security Council resolution stop attacks on hospitals in conflict? Unlikely.

3 May 2016, 11:33am
Zuma: another kind of court
Zuma: another kind of court
Opinion

The upside of two grave court defeats in a month for President Zuma is the assurance they offer: no-one is above the law in South Africa

28 April 2016, 09:31am
Not talk this country needs
Not talk this country needs
Opinion

Julius Malema's threat, and a wider disenchantment with politics and the government, cast a cloud over Freedom Day, the official ...

27 April 2016, 09:34am
Taking stock on Freedom Day
Taking stock on Freedom Day
Opinion

We should today celebrate the triumph of 1994, but we would do better to honour it by being more vocal and more active in ...

26 April 2016, 12:25pm
Out with the old, now what?
Out with the old, now what?
Opinion

There will be no tears from those who prize a free society at the announced scrapping of the intimidatory National Key Points Act of 1980

25 April 2016, 09:30am
This is not the end of it
This is not the end of it
Opinion

Critics of South Africa’s rearmament were largely unsurprised by the Seriti Commission’s findings of no detectable dirt in ...

22 April 2016, 10:30am
No exemption for the royals
No exemption for the royals
Opinion

One hopes that going forward it will be the norm for the royal family to contribute to its upkeep instead of incessantly ...

21 April 2016, 11:24am
A terrible injury
A terrible injury
Opinion

If ever there was a case for good citizenship and co-operation with the authorities it is at a place called Sinathing near ...

20 April 2016, 10:03am
Good and bad of half price
Good and bad of half price
Opinion

Uneven systems invite contempt. Sanral’s discounts will draw payments, but they will not reduce the resentment at e-tolling

19 April 2016, 11:01am
Never too old to learn
Never too old to learn
Opinion

SA has a terrible school drop-out rate, and an entrenched culture of entitlement, where politics is viewed as a means to riches

18 April 2016, 12:20pm
The burden of Peter and Paul
The burden of Peter and Paul
Opinion

A jarring feature of this swamp of debt is the readiness of officials to act swiftly and sternly against individual taxpayers and ratepayers.

14 April 2016, 11:44am
Riots in rands and cents
Riots in rands and cents
Opinion

The students’ cause was widely viewed as just. Their rioting, though, was abhorrent

13 April 2016, 11:00am
Do not assume that you know
Do not assume that you know
Opinion

The sight of widow Limpho Hani laying a wreath on Sunday at her husband, Chris’s, grave evoked memories of a country at the abyss

12 April 2016, 12:37pm
Distancing themselves
Distancing themselves
Opinion

Reputational considerations seem paramount right now, even if they do exact a cost.