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Nkandla: It’s not a whitewash

17 November 2014 6:45

On Thursday, the National Assembly adopted the report and recommendations of the parliamentary ad hoc committee that considered President Jacob Zuma’s response to investigative reports on the security upgrades at his private residence in Nkandla.

Double dispossession for rural poor

17 November 2014 6:00

Dispossession is again sweeping KwaZulu-Natal. The dispossessor this time is not a colonial or apartheid government; it is the Ingonyama Trust board, acting in the name of King Goodwill Zwelithini.

Why won’t Lonmin learn?

16 November 2014 15:00

What has the mining firm learnt in the two years that have elapsed since the Marikana tragedy? Very little, if its new leadership is anything to go by, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Having ‘the talk’

16 November 2014 15:00

This topic strikes fear into the hearts of many parents. Even the most talkative of them might stumble on their words, but talking to your children about sex is an important part of raising them.

The scary state of our state

13 November 2014 6:45

I admit that I am old-fashioned and love a post office. Ours is in Langlaagte, on the Reef where gold was first mined, and it feels old. It’s a face-brick standalone post office on a spacious property.

Black professors stalled by policy

13 November 2014 6:45

Xolela Mangcu set off a round of lively debates when he wrote a scathing critique of transformation directed at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in July.

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Was Bheki Cele speaking to the plants?

Tuesday. I’m catching up on some reading after a week of higher learning. A pretty damned fine gig. Hanging around Wits, learning shit from cats not much older than my offspring, Small James and Big James.

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