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13 June 2016, 8:15pm
Shifting wordscape a curate’s egg
Shifting wordscape a curate’s egg
The Star

Denis Beckett is amused at the way words and expressions have been reinvented, and wonders why there has not been any debate around the topic.

10 June 2016, 6:12pm
He’s a person from the Left, but ...
He’s a person from the Left, but ...
The Star

Heinrich Böhmke’s book, Sarie, provides fresh perspective on a multifaceted nation, writes Denis Beckett.

10 June 2016, 2:01pm
Andrew Feinstein, the naive idealist
Andrew Feinstein, the naive idealist
The Star

Anti-corruption activist Andrew Feinstein sees the film of his book, Shadow World, screen in Joburg this weekend. Janet Smith spoke to him.

9 June 2016, 11:42am
‘Armenian genocide’ a sore point
‘Armenian genocide’ a sore point
The Star

The recent vitriol towards Germany shows how sensitive this issue remains 100 years after the Ottomans began arresting their ...

8 June 2016, 12:00pm
Dagga couple's joint lobby
Dagga couple's joint lobby
The Star

First, we need to stop the arrests for low-level use, but decriminalisation doesn't go far enough; we must push for legalisation, ...

7 June 2016, 2:08pm
When blessings are a curse
When blessings are a curse
The Star

Showering young women with material gifts in return for sexual favours is not a blessing, it’s exploitation, says Ray McCauley.

6 June 2016, 1:56pm
Ban bread, a gateway food to butter and jam!
Ban bread, a gateway food to butter and jam!
The Star

Beware! At any moment 90% of us could turn into a wholewheat loaf, writes Denis Beckett.

27 May 2016, 3:07pm
Flagging the need for a name, a good one
Flagging the need for a name, a good one
The Star

Let's indulge our inner patriots and pay homage to the Sesmmala, writes Denis Beckett.

27 May 2016, 3:02pm
Is Katumbi the DRC’s hope for the future?
Is Katumbi the DRC’s hope for the future?
The Star

One of President Kabila's former allies is contesting political power in a nation in dire need of development, writes Shannon Ebrahim.

26 May 2016, 10:17pm
Fort Hare boasted some very bright minds
Fort Hare boasted some very bright minds
The Star

Many of South Africa’s Struggle heroes developed their activism at Fort Hare University, writes Thami Ka Plaatjie.

26 May 2016, 1:43pm
Learning to undo race and racism
Learning to undo race and racism
The Star

Undoing racism requires everyday work in our lives. Central to this practice is an awareness of how racism works.

26 May 2016, 12:28pm
No good blaming victims of capitalism
No good blaming victims of capitalism
The Star

The source of our economic problems is fear, indecision and timidity by our fiscal policy overlords, writes Bheki Ntshalintshali.

24 May 2016, 2:14pm
Why would US bother with DRC?
Why would US bother with DRC?
The Star

Kabila’s rival, Katumbi, has been accused of recruiting US mercenaries, but that's improbable, writes Peter Fabricius.

23 May 2016, 2:33pm
The real story about Sanral and how I know
The real story about Sanral and how I know
The Star

The public made some miscalculations in the service of its fury, says Denis Beckett.

21 May 2016, 4:05pm
Media skating on very thin ice
Media skating on very thin ice
The Star

It's possible journalists have been played by a network of shadowy individuals reaching into the highest echelons of the state, writes Craig Dodds.