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The Mercury
4 days ago
Is ‘government’ becoming redundant?
Is ‘government’ becoming redundant?

Citizens are disengaging from the processes of the government, writes Mashupye Herbert Maserumule.

The Mercury
5 days ago
KZN and the 4th Revolution
KZN and the 4th Revolution

We are ready to steer the province through a time of technological and other change that will fundamentally alter the way ...

The Mercury
5 days ago
Lead-up to polls now a battle to the death
Lead-up to polls now a battle to the death

Thoko Didiza is now the eye of the storm of an all-or-nothing politics that has nothing to do with her, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
6 days ago
Finding the right tools to tackle racism
Finding the right tools to tackle racism

Because racism is constantly adapting, we must identify ways to bring change that does not lead into its own dynamics of ...

The Mercury
12 days ago
After #IamCharlie - I declare#Imgay
After #IamCharlie - I declare#Imgay

In the wake of the US gay club shooting, we should make a greater effort to be more empathetic than sympathetic, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
19 days ago
What happened to justice for all?
What happened to justice for all?

It seems we are breeding a state where those who are supposed to enforce the law think they themselves are the law, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
21 days ago
‘Miraculous menstrual mission' for needy girls
‘Miraculous menstrual mission' for needy girls

Subz founder and inventor Sue Barnes does a brilliant talk in which she lovingly explains menstruation, writes Justin Foxton.

The Mercury
33 days ago
Every political murder is a crisis
Every political murder is a crisis

The ANC needs to accept that people have a right to organise independently and take positions of their own choosing, writes Richard Pithouse.

The Mercury
34 days ago
Senzo or Willies - give us good reasons
Senzo or Willies - give us good reasons

Some people seem to believe that democracy means not having to make an argument for their planned course of action, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
34 days ago
Who would want to be in charge of a university?
Who would want to be in charge of a university?

Bombarded from all sides of the racial and labour spectrum, the unions, students and staff, few can survive more than one ...

The Mercury
35 days ago
Chernobyl has remarkable lessons for SA
Chernobyl has remarkable lessons for SA

Just like Chernobyl, where an apocalyptic wasteland has become a thriving wildlife sanctuary, SA will one day rise from the ...

The Mercury
39 days ago
Understand the burning of schools in #Vuwani
Understand the burning of schools in #Vuwani

The struggle over demarcation has been shaped by old Bantustan borders and has become an ethnic conflict, says Imraan Buccus.

The Mercury
40 days ago
Let's dare to be called 'populist'
Let's dare to be called 'populist'

Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya is concerned that any intervention aimed at the poorest and most marginalised is rubbished as “populist”.

The Mercury
47 days ago
Let's talk about that K-word
Let's talk about that K-word

Not discussing race traps white South Africans in making hurtful assumptions about their black compatriots, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo-Moya.

The Mercury
53 days ago
SA on slippery slope under JZ regime
SA on slippery slope under JZ regime

Richard Pithouse’s book Writing The Decline provides an exquisitely well-written and analytically acute diary of SA’s decline ...