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12 December 2016, 2:19pm
Azad Essa: Why dither on pollution?
Azad Essa: Why dither on pollution?
Opinion

From Nairobi to Addis Ababa, Lusaka to Abidjan, African cities are quickly becoming toxic miasmas. But things may be changing, writes Azad Essa.

3 December 2016, 3:43pm
No violence against women - all year!
No violence against women - all year!

The fight against abuse of women is the good fight; see to it boys and men, that you treat them with respect at all times, writes Kabelo Chabalala.

2 December 2016, 11:35pm
Unity call as race for AU’s top job hots up
Unity call as race for AU’s top job hots up
Africa

Africa must unite to overcome problems of joblessness and poverty, says Senegal's candidate for AU commission chairperson.

30 November 2016, 9:15pm
Gender inequality spurs rape culture
Gender inequality spurs rape culture

SA needs to make sustained effort to dismantle its patriarchal structure or this problem will continue to prevail, writes Patience Mungwari Mpani

29 November 2016, 9:11pm
Azad Essa: HIV/AIDS hasn’t gone away
Azad Essa: HIV/AIDS hasn’t gone away

Despite gains made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, 5 700 people are infected daily, and millions still need treatment, writes Azad Essa.

22 November 2016, 07:50am
Azad Essa: Myanmar's theatre of revenge killings
Azad Essa: Myanmar's theatre of revenge killings

For more than six weeks, Myanmar's army has been engaged in a brutal offensive in Rakhine State targeting the Rohingya, writes Azad Essa.

17 November 2016, 6:13pm
Graduate tax offers solution to #FeesMustFall impasse
Graduate tax offers solution to #FeesMustFall impasse

Peter Hain proposes replacing current student funding models with a graduate tax payable over an extended period of time.

15 November 2016, 2:03pm
Azad Essa: Trump’s world - a lesson for SA
Azad Essa: Trump’s world - a lesson for SA

When you stop listening to people they will pick the candidate that speaks to their concerns, even in sound bites, writes Azad Essa.

1 November 2016, 3:54pm
Azad Essa: CAR teetering on the brink again
Azad Essa: CAR teetering on the brink again

Carnage continues as Muslim Seleka and Christian anti-Balaka militias clash months after presidential polls brought hope ...

29 October 2016, 4:43pm
Eskom’ nuclear deal could put us in debt
Eskom’ nuclear deal could put us in debt

Pravin Gordhan's refusal to sign a blank cheque makes him a target, write Melita Steele, Robyn Hugo, Bobby Peek and Dominique Doyle

20 October 2016, 2:59pm
#FeesMustFall presents us with a golden opportunity
#FeesMustFall presents us with a golden opportunity

By failing to appreciate gains that would flow from free education, we miss the opportunity to address imbalances of the past, says Frank Lekaba.

18 October 2016, 2:18pm
Azad Essa: Hunger still stalks the masses
Azad Essa: Hunger still stalks the masses

Hunger is often the consequence of a political decision not to prioritise feeding a population, writes Azad Essa.

11 October 2016, 4:38pm
How to prioritise spending on tertiary education in SA
How to prioritise spending on tertiary education in SA

The availability of funds for teaching will always be finite, writes Christof Heyns.

11 October 2016, 2:12pm
Azad Essa: What exactly does the UN chief do?
Azad Essa: What exactly does the UN chief do?

Does the position of UN Secretary-General allow for the incumbent to wield real power, or is he just a stooge of Security Council members?

5 October 2016, 12:02pm
Azad Essa: Shimon Peres was no Mandela
Azad Essa: Shimon Peres was no Mandela

Azad Essa was rather baffled by President Barack Obama's choice of words for Shimon Peres at his funeral last week.