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Take statues to Boerassic Park

5 April 2015 15:01

What a pity that those of us who predicted the eventual discomfort with symbols of an unhappy past did not replace street names, town names and statues with a more neutral disguise.

Traditional leaders are still relevant

5 April 2015 15:00

I am responding to the poorly researched column on traditional leaders, “The chiefs are losing SA’s vote” by Mondli Makhanya (City Press, March 29 2015).

Cosatu is better off without Vavi

5 April 2015 15:00

It is interesting to see how the South African media, never known for its support for trade unions in general or for Cosatu in particular, has overwhelmingly come out in support of Zwelinzima Vavi who, for some years, has appeared to be the personal owner of Cosatu.

Do white South Africans get it?

29 March 2015 15:00

I hardly ever agree with Mondli Makhanya. However, in the article “The decline in the relations of race” (City Press, March 22 2015), he is spot-on.

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.

Election in Nigeria is good news for Africa

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.

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Friends & Friction: No more Tsotsis in the boardroom

There’s no more a Tsotsi in the boardroom. Eskom’s former chairperson, Zola Tsotsi, tried to live up to his surname at the parastatal, but it backfired badly. He suspended the utility’s core executive team and, when pressure mounted, claimed he acted on the instructions of President Jacob Zuma.

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It is true that transformation with architecture is not happening fast enough, but destroying the figures is not the solution.
President Jacob Zuma on the defacing of colonial statues