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Language, power and privilege in SA and beyond

16 December 2014 12:20

Speaking English as a first language is a privilege. It means you have been raised to attain mastery of the dominant language of global commerce, science and diplomacy. It’s also quite obviously a limitation.

No JanuWorry!

16 December 2014 6:00

A few months ago, I found myself in a stuffy room crammed with people from every walk of life.

Real Housewife of Qunu

15 December 2014 14:00

When they are in their twilight years, most human beings, especially politicians, tend to spend a lot of time thinking about their legacy. They worry about what those left behind will say at their gravesides and how posterity will remember them.

Why is Yemen so violent?

14 December 2014 19:00

The killing of two hostages by al-Qaeda during an ­attempted US rescue mission in Shabwa province, Yemen, last weekend should provoke not ­only grief for the two people killed, but a reconsideration of how the world treats countries like Yemen.

Raising kids in the dark

14 December 2014 15:00

‘Muuuuuummy! I can’t do my homewoooork!” chimed my daughter Saffiyya (9) as I opened the front door at around 6.30pm last Friday evening. Eskom had cut off power to my neighbourhood about 30 minutes earlier.

Lessons from Madiba’s archives

14 December 2014 15:00

The recent attempt to auction documents relating to the deaths in police custody of anti-apartheid activists Steve Biko and Ahmed Timol has received intense public scrutiny.

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11 December 2014 6:00

The EFF’s land demands

15 December 2014 14:00

Real Housewife of Qunu

14 December 2014 15:00

Who will be Number 1?

ANC prepares for EFF ‘mass exodus’

The African National Congress has called on its members and leaders to ready themselves for the return of EFF members to the ruling party. “This mass exodus of EFF members back to the ANC is imminent given the high degree of unhappiness among its members and dictatorial leadership,” said ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa today. The…

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Hello darkness, our old friend

Ordinary people are adversely affected by load shedding, and there may well be disastrous consequences for jobs, livelihoods and our sinking economy.

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It cannot be true that everything is going well with textbook delivery when there are only half the books needed in storage being delivered.
A senior official in the department on textbook delivery in Limpopo for 2015