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Patronage: the elephant in the Tshwane room
Patronage: the elephant in the Tshwane room

The violence stems from fear Thoko Didiza will dismantle feeding troughs for some party cadres, writes Mogomotsi Magome.

3 days ago
This is a fire the ANC started; they can put it out
This is a fire the ANC started; they can put it out

The flames which have erupted in Tshwane over the past few days need Madiba-style leadership to extinguish.

3 days ago
No need for violence in battle for better services
No need for violence in battle for better services

Much has already been done to empower municipalities to deliver basic services, writes Des Van Rooyen.

9 days ago
#76AT40: That tragic winter’s day will live on
#76AT40: That tragic winter’s day will live on

Sejamothopo Motaure regards the period between the day Hector Pieterson was shot and the death of Steve Bantu Biko as the first phase of "June 16".

9 days ago
WATCH: #76AT40: What will be the legacy of our generation?
WATCH: #76AT40: What will be the legacy of our generation?

As we stare the 40th anniversary of June 16 in the face, this generation is plagued with one question. What is your legacy, asks Nomaswazi Nkosi.

9 days ago
#76AT40: Big lesson from the Student Uprisings
#76AT40: Big lesson from the Student Uprisings

Those who attacked symbols of apartheid even in their anger never torched schools, writes Mbulelo Musi.

37 days ago
EFF won't end poverty in SA
EFF won't end poverty in SA

The EFF's manifesto is a combination of lavish promises and magical thinking with regard to basic economic concepts, writes Pierre Georg.

38 days ago
Vital that jihadists in Libya are crushed
Vital that jihadists in Libya are crushed

The West failed to finish the job in 2011; now it must deal with the problem as soon as possible, writes Peter Fabricius.

40 days ago
The road to transformation
The road to transformation

As I look back at my three decades at Independent Media, I am reminded of all that has changed, and all that is still changing, ...

Opinion
56 days ago
Brown changes the signals
Brown changes the signals

Minister spells out plan to create fairer business terrain, writes Craig Dodds.

56 days ago
When will the ANC let go of the Zuma balloon?
When will the ANC let go of the Zuma balloon?

While recalling President Zuma could cost the ANC dearly at the polls in August, hanging on to him may be even more risky, writes Andrew Donaldson.

News
12 Apr '16, 3:25pm
The AU's easy route to peace
The AU's easy route to peace

Too often the AU bows to courts not because they are impartial referees, but to avoid confrontation with fraudulent leaders ...

07 Apr '16, 2:48pm
Should death knell sound for tax havens?
Should death knell sound for tax havens?

The #PanamaPapers have shed light on how the rich hide their assets, writes Ben Chu.

09 Mar '16, 2:19pm
Using crisis to correct wrongs
Using crisis to correct wrongs

Vuyisile Msila says that the current education unrest presents a chance to fix a host of ills in broader society.

08 Mar '16, 9:27pm
Time women got tough with betrayers
Time women got tough with betrayers

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown believes that feminists need to speak out against females who connive against each other as well as male dominance.