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Free State Four: Blame the government

Submitted by Peter Griffiths Over the past week, many people have reacted with outrage to a video made by four University of the Free State…

Don’t bitch about Bush — you got Zuma

Submitted by Henk Campher I am extremely proud of being African and South African. What we have managed to do over the past 15-odd years…

The chicken’s bare ass …

Submitted by Unathi Kondile Early last week, one of my United States editors asked if I had heard of the race incident at the University…

Rural health: The context is crucial

Submitted by Bernhard Gaede A few years ago I visited a small clinic in a remote area that had been waiting for more than a…

Abortion: Should men have a say?

Submitted by Sibonginkosi Hlabangana South Africa has been and still is a highly patriarchal society. In the past, women did not have many rights. They…

Why school fees?

Submitted by Paul Colditz The newly elected ANC president kicked off the new year with a seemingly sensitive and important issue, namely to institute free…

A ‘sudden’ return to reality?

Submitted by Conrad Booysen A normal, run-of-the-mill Monday was turned on its head in one act of senseless violence that ruined the lives not only…

Why the Scorpions should go

Submitted by Kaizer Mohau I have for some time now been investigating the rationale behind the sudden outburst by the opposition and lunatic academic professors…