What works in Europe may not work in SA

Opinion

It sounds terribly sentimental, like a line from a terribly sentimental song, but the children really are our future.

Honouring the principled mother who shaped Trevor Manuel

Opinion

The mother of a friend died last week. To her four children, Philma Manuel was more of a friend. To her only son, ...

Invoking apartheid ghosts, and what we can all learn

Opinion

One of the things sorely missed in SA is a generation of adults who were immersed in civics education.

Playing roulette with lives of our children, and others

Opinion

By most accounts, SA has not reached the peak of Covid-19 infections (yet). For what it’s worth, the government’s ...

Why should we revere the super-wealthy?

Opinion

One of the sad things of our time — probably of all time — is that super-wealthy people or corporate executives ought ...

Pandemic exposes biases of ‘saviours of poor’

Opinion

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many deaths, much illness and social collapse (I include the political economy in ...

SA well served by woman in Cofimvaba test

Opinion

The “woman in Cofimvaba” is often my first port of call, at least conceptually, whenever I read or listen to wise ...

Veiled call to arms is irresponsible and dangerous

Opinion

DA interim leader John Steenhuisen stepped into dangerous territory late last week when he issued a veiled threat to ...

Hysteria of ‘oppression’ is helping no-one

Opinion

Like most South Africans I have been in lockdown since, well, I don’t know when any more. Like most South Africans I ...

Economy relies on saving people first

Opinion

After the Italian fascists were defeated during World War 2, many of them found a home in the relatively presentable ...

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