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The Mercury
56 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 ...

The Mercury
57 days ago
One can’t just move on after decades of abuse, hate
One can’t just move on after decades of abuse, hate

To expect those who suffered under apartheid to heal after a mere 22 years is naive and insensitive, writes Wendy Kahn.

The Mercury
57 days ago
The question is, who appointed Phiyega?
The question is, who appointed Phiyega?

It was left to a police officer with two months' experience to make the biggest decision in post-apartheid SA, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
20 Apr '16, 8:48pm
It's as hard as ever to be black in SA
It's as hard as ever to be black in SA

It takes twice the effort for a black or coloured child qualified from the same university to be employed, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
20 Apr '16, 8:35pm
A salute to my 21 years in a wheelchair
A salute to my 21 years in a wheelchair

Musa E Zulu has spent 21 years in a wheelchair and has penned A 21 Gun Salute in verse to celebrate.

The Mercury
19 Apr '16, 3:14pm
Gupta affair more horrifying than Nkandla
Gupta affair more horrifying than Nkandla

Our country is at a crossroads and something needs to be done to ensure that the president resigns, writes Warren Goldstein.

The Star
13 Apr '16, 2:59pm
Be careful of the counsel you take, Mr President
Be careful of the counsel you take, Mr President

Your patriotism, Mr President, was once beyond reproach.

The Mercury
12 Apr '16, 9:46pm
SA is moored to a shaky presidential pontoon
SA is moored to a shaky presidential pontoon

From the inception of his presidency Jacob Zuma has only presented SA with controversies of a deeply moralistic nature, writes Devi Rajab.

The Mercury
11 Apr '16, 8:59pm
Zuma is tainting his own place in history
Zuma is tainting his own place in history

Pallo Jordan’s apology and subsequent resignation ensured that he is remembered for his integrity, but what then of President ...

The Mercury
07 Apr '16, 9:09pm
Beware of destructive influences
Beware of destructive influences

The defence of our democracy and the integrity of our society will have to come from society itself, writes Imraan Buccus.

The Mercury
07 Apr '16, 2:23pm
The new morality of expediency
The new morality of expediency

The Constitutional Court judgment is an indictment on the president, Parliament, the ANC and voters, writes Paulus Zulu.

The Mercury
06 Apr '16, 11:23am
In prejudging Mogoeng, we misjudged
In prejudging Mogoeng, we misjudged

The media drew some hasty conclusions about the Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and for this should take some responsibility, ...

The Mercury
24 Mar '16, 12:33am
Reflecting on protests past and present
Reflecting on protests past and present

Today's protesters are dismissive of earlier activists, but an intergenerational conversation could be very useful, writes Imraan Buccus.

The Mercury
23 Mar '16, 1:42pm
Why do we struggle to speak up?
Why do we struggle to speak up?

We are entitled to say that we think our leaders are disgraceful when their actions deserve it, writes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

The Mercury
02 Mar '16, 5:47pm
Truth, lies and leadership
Truth, lies and leadership

In a country with an ethical leadership deficit, the likes of Pravin Gordhan are like fresh air after a long-haul flight, says Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.