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Ebola: Believe it or not, the good news

26 October 2014 15:00

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.

Is VIP safety more vital than crime-fighting?

26 October 2014 15:00

In a week in which Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene sent a strong message about belt-tightening, it is outrageous that funds that are sorely needed for detective work are being reallocated to the police’s VIP protection units.

Mark Lamberti’s gesture a drop in the ocean

19 October 2014 15:00

It should be increasingly difficult for South Africa’s top executives to justify their enormous pay packages, given the furore over excessive pay, the country’s high level of unemployment, and the huge disparity between the highest- and lowest-paid employees at companies.

Winnie, please let us love you

19 October 2014 15:00

Nelson Mandela’s final years on earth were marred by rather unseemly behaviour by some of his family members.

Secret funders can’t pull the strings

12 October 2014 15:00

The offer by an unknown group of individuals calling themselves the “public members’ unit team” to pay whatever share President Jacob Zuma owes for the costly Nkandlagate debacle is not something that should be encouraged.

Choose our own chinas

5 October 2014 15:00

When Nelson Mandela was president, he famously berated then US president Bill Clinton for his reservations over Pretoria’s choices of friends.

Jacob Zuma’s secrecy state

28 September 2014 15:00

When South Africans wanted details of President Jacob Zuma’s mysterious “rest and relaxation” visit to Russia last month, the response from the highest office was dismissive.

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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Friends & Friction: Vuka! Black managers

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.

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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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His lips turned blue, and he took a deep breath.
Kelly Khumalo on Senzo Meyiwa dying in her arms