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Black academics must move the centre

31 October 2014 13:45

Last week, as South Africa celebrated Press Freedom Day, which coincided with our 20th anniversary of democracy, I recalled an observation made by veteran journalist Allister Sparks in his book Beyond The Miracle: Inside The New South Africa.

On my radar: Tech for the greater good

31 October 2014 13:45

Technology scares a lot of people. For the technophobes out there, it feels like someone has pressed the fast-forward button on the movie that is life and no one can locate the pause button. But rest assured, I’ve seen the future and there is a gentler side.

Friends & Friction: Vuka! Black managers

30 October 2014 13:45

My people, you can call me a victim of apartheid if you want, but when a black manager appoints you, understand there are jaundiced eyes that are watching to see if he or she will fail miserably.

Inside Labour: Post Office is rotten to the core

30 October 2014 6:45

The strike-bound SA Post Office (Sapo) has been badly damaged. And not by greedy workers and belligerent unions – it has been damaged by mismanagement, corruption and a total lack of planning and foresight.

Dear struggle elder …

29 October 2014 13:45

Please stop telling me about respect because you only have oppression, corruption and ageism to give in return. Do not hide your incapacity, insecurity and unintelligibility with age – it’s stale and it’s embarrassing.

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26 October 2014 15:00

White is still the norm in Cape Town

29 October 2014 13:45

Dear struggle elder ...

29 October 2014 6:45

Poverty is black, wealth is white

Ebola: Believe it or not, the good news

Yes, there is good news on Ebola. Nigeria and Senegal have been declared Ebola-free. This is a reflection of good governance. Nigeria learnt from a previous polio outbreak to lock down a breakout to prevent a pandemic.

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Nkandla draft report says Madonsela’s report isn’t binding

A draft report by the parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy has concluded that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings against President Jacob Zuma on misspending on his private home were not binding.

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Dear struggle elder ...

Please stop telling me about respect because you only have oppression, corruption and ageism to give in return. Do not hide your incapacity, insecurity and unintelligibility with age – it’s stale and it’s embarrassing.

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I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.
Apple boss Tim Cook