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Blame the state for this dependency syndrome

27 March 2015 14:05

Jacob Zuma said that South Africans tend to exaggerate the extent of their problems as they wait for government to do everything for them instead of helping themselves.

The king’s xenophobic statements are a disgrace

27 March 2015 13:15

South Africa is a democratic state. It is governed by the Constitution, domestic and international laws as well as declarations signed within the United Nations. It is reported that his majesty the king, Goodwill Zwelithini, made statements over the weekend in Pongola that foreigners should leave the country because they are the direct cause to immorality and unruliness.

Whites missed their opportunity to apologise

22 March 2015 15:00

Generosity of spirit and goodwill vibrated throughout South Africa after liberation from apartheid. With high hopes for reconciliation, it seemed acceptable to tolerate monuments of past oppressors as historical artefacts.

The riot over Rhodes

22 March 2015 15:00

Was Cecil John Rhodes a racist? Yes. A narcissist? Yes. A colonist? Definitely.

Winnie’s Qunu claim is perfectly valid

22 March 2015 15:00

In my opinion, Mama Winnie is pursuing her customary rights enshrined in the Constitution of this country. There is a general practice that spouses can celebrate a customary marriage and, on the same day or a short while later, have it solemnised in a civil registry office.

RIP Flabba

12 March 2015 8:51

A tribute to Skwatta Kamp’s Flabba.

8 White. 8 Female. 8 Black

8 March 2015 15:01

On the basis of a shaky and anaemic argument, the article, “Black lawyers blast Mbete” by Charl du Plessis and Maryna Lamprecht (City Press, March 1 2015) casts aspersions on the commitment to transformation by Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete.

Ramphele is not to blame

2 March 2015 6:00

The article, “Agang SA founder Mamphela Ramphele moves on” by Biénne Huisman (City Press, February 22 2015), contains some serious inaccuracies. In particular, I point to the claim that “The money owed to former staff members ranges from R10 000 to R30 000 for the months of July and August”.

Mugabe’s call is a denial of justice

1 March 2015 17:00

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s recent call for Africa to dissociate itself from the International Criminal Court will only deny the African people the justice they deserve.

Task-team governing won’t cut it

The problems at Eskom came to a head late this week when Standard & Poor’s ­relegated it to junk status. The ratings agency said it had less confidence in ­Eskom because of the suspension last week of four of its senior executives.

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It is time to get into our collective African laager and decide our route

South Africans should thank Tim du Plessis for coming out so honestly about his Afrikaans heritage and its place in South Africa today – in a manner that was self-affirming of this ethnic group – in a very healthy fashion.

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No political ambition can justify violence or the shedding of the blood of our people.
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of the country's presidential elections