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22 days ago
When authorities turn a blind eye
When authorities turn a blind eye

We need to hear young women’s voices on violence, Savera Kalideen writes

23 days ago
Zuma urges SA to vote to celebrate democracy
Zuma urges SA to vote to celebrate democracy

President Jacob Zuma urges all South Africans to exercise their votes in the local government election.

24 days ago
Voters have the whip hand
Voters have the whip hand

Voters need to let their public representatives know that they serve at their pleasure, that voters have the power of correction.

24 days ago
The unwary were to blame for tragedy
The unwary were to blame for tragedy

Nicky Falkof explores how, during the height of apartheid, family murders became what was termed a ‘bloody epidemic’

24 days ago
Prescription for strife in Africa
Prescription for strife in Africa

A leading academic urges a 10-year breather from democracy to allow warring parties to settle down after emerging from years of conflict

25 days ago
DA aims for upset in SA’s high-stakes election
DA aims for upset in SA’s high-stakes election

We must all wait to see if the word “change” on DA posters is reality or fiction come August 3

25 days ago
Gratitude to our heroes
Gratitude to our heroes

We add our thanks to that of Lifesaving South Africa. If only we had more decent people doing the right thing

25 days ago
What you need to know on voting day
What you need to know on voting day

Janet Smith and Nolo Moima compiled this guide to Wednesday’s municipal election

25 days ago
Contentious polls to ensure shifts in power at local level
Contentious polls to ensure shifts in power at local level

South Africa’s politicians will have to adjust to many more coalitions, writes Jaap de Visser

25 days ago
Abuse leads to animal cruelty
Abuse leads to animal cruelty

Soraya Solomon describes the recent act of cruelty in which eight children tortured and killed a stray dog Sam

25 days ago
Every cent must be accounted for
Every cent must be accounted for

Citizens have a right to know where political parties' funding comes from, but no law requires the proactive disclosure of private contributions

25 days ago
I’ve decided who I’m voting for
I’ve decided who I’m voting for

This time I won't be endorsing a party's policy position, instead I've opted to take a practical approach, writes Eusebius McKaiser

30 days ago
Destructive rhetoric sounds alarm
Destructive rhetoric sounds alarm

SA is vulnerable to manipulative politicking, which exploits fear and polarises the electorate with talk of victimisation, racism and revenge.

30 days ago
Worrying signs in lead-up to local poll
Worrying signs in lead-up to local poll

Should South Africa be concerned about election violence as daily protests intensify, ask Ciara Aucoin and Jakkie Cilliers

30 days ago
Elections: a week to go
Elections: a week to go

This time next week, South Africans will vote at the country's 22 612 polling stations for their metro, town or district councils