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Player’s death is a wake-up call

12 April 2015 15:00

One of South Africa’s most exciting soccer stars, Jabu Mahlangu, once opened up about his alcohol addiction, saying that things got so bad, there were times he was drunk when he took to the pitch.

What else has to fall?

12 April 2015 15:00

We chose a different form of freedom. Instead of a victor’s freedom, where Umkhonto weSizwe soldiers rolled into town in a display of power change, our founding president, Nelson Mandela, prodded and cajoled his people into what many still call a 21st-century miracle: South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

Election in Nigeria is good news for Africa

5 April 2015 15:00

A young technocrat leader who led Nigeria’s growth path to becoming the largest economy in Africa is trounced by an ageing former military general who ran the country for a period of its dictatorship.

Populist rhetoric fans fires

5 April 2015 15:00

There have been some incredibly reckless statements by powerful people about foreigners in recent months.

Leaders are silent as statues

29 March 2015 15:00

Conspicuously absent from the heated debate about the removal of the statues honouring colonialists and apartheid’s great apostles is the country’s political leadership.

Task-team governing won’t cut it

22 March 2015 15:00

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.

Famba kahle Mun’wanati

22 March 2015 15:00

As you read this, a week has passed since Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane died just a month shy of his 55th birthday. His early death, in a horrific accident in which both speed and alcohol are said to have been factors, robbed South Africa of a rare political talent.

Young blood for ANC

15 March 2015 15:00

The debate in Parliament this week revealed a remarkable generational and political shift in South Africa. Two young political leaders, Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the leader of the opposition DA in Parliament, Mmusi Maimane, extracted an unprecedented level of accountability from President Jacob Zuma.

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President Jacob Zuma has failed us. He has not protected us.
Amos Madhudhu, a Zimbabwean who was part of a group of foreigners who were displaced in Ekurhuleni, lashing out at South Africa’s government