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15 days ago
Shannon Ebrahim: West blind to Egypt’s torture
Shannon Ebrahim: West blind to Egypt’s torture
The Star

It took the murder of a student to focus the world's attention on just how unconscionable the security apparatus is, writes Shannon Ebrahim.

16 days ago
Electoral college reform is unlikely
Electoral college reform is unlikely
The Star

Historically, small states and voter disinterest have sunk efforts every time and they'll probably do so again, writes Julian Zelizer.

16 days ago
What a new portrait says about Michelle Obama
What a new portrait says about Michelle Obama
The Star

Michelle Obama's latest Vogue cover shows her as influential in a different way to being first lady, writes Robin Givhan.

17 days ago
The buck stops with the basic education minister
The buck stops with the basic education minister
The Star

The excuse that the Norms and Standards regulations are too expensive a law to comply with does not wash, writes Equal Education.

25 days ago
Zuma’s day of reckoning could soon dawn
Zuma’s day of reckoning could soon dawn
The Star

Political opponents, radical university students and his own party's establishment smell the blood, writes Patrick Bond.

29 days ago
Hani's killer had a long history of hatefulness
Hani's killer had a long history of hatefulness
The Star

Leon Marshall reminds us that Clive Derby-Lewis is the same man who said: 'If Aids stops black population growth, it will be like Father Christmas'

29 days ago
Shannon Ebrahim: The myth of US-Cuban relations
Shannon Ebrahim: The myth of US-Cuban relations
The Star

Obama's policy shift on the country was a historic turning point, but it seems most policymakers haven't turned with him, writes Shannn Ebrahim.

30 days ago
It’s going to be difficult for Abrahams to recover
It’s going to be difficult for Abrahams to recover
The Star

NPA boss Shaun Abrahams has done immeasurable damage to whatever credibility he might have had, says Pierre de Vos.

32 days ago
Helen Walne: A future that’s fanciful and ignorant
Helen Walne: A future that’s fanciful and ignorant
The Star

In Samsung's vision of the future, where are the have-nots for whom merely surviving is a full-time occupation? asks Helen Walne.

36 days ago
Sacrificing freedom for freedom
Sacrificing freedom for freedom
The Star

As #FeesMustFall students face the prospect of prison, Raymond Suttner recalls his time inside apartheid's jails.

37 days ago
ICC exit: It’s the ordinary people who will suffer
ICC exit: It’s the ordinary people who will suffer
The Star

The government's decision to leave the ICC shows little regard for the victims of international crimes or the constitution., writes Angeka Mudukuti.

39 days ago
Our country is in a leadership crisis
Our country is in a leadership crisis
The Star

It is said that a crisis is a culmination of issues that have not been properly managed - SA's leaders are guilty as charged, says Ray McCauley.

45 days ago
Covering Samora Machel’s death was harrowing
Covering Samora Machel’s death was harrowing
The Star

The Star's writer Sol Makgabutlane recalls the day a fearless liberation hero died.

46 days ago
Will university education have to be privatised?
Will university education have to be privatised?
The Star

It is time students, their parents and clerics woke up to the destructive consequences of lawlessness and anarchy, writes Douglas Gibson.

46 days ago
New public protector must confound critics
New public protector must confound critics
The Star

It is up to new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to set suspicious minds at ease, says Frans Viljoen.