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Sentletse Diakanyo

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In defence of conspicuous consumption

A debate has been raging recently, led by self-appointed economic moralists and social activists, who have been on a war-path against conspicuous consumption; something they…

Cuban market reforms signal the death of communism

As the global economy slowly emerges from the rubble of the devastating 2008 financial crisis, developed and developing economies are beginning to review their macro-economic…

Yes, Cape Town Opera should boycott Israel!

It appears it is an open season for launching cowardly attacks on Archbishop Desmond Tutu. One thing that we have come to learn about Tutu…

How will history judge Mbeki?

The launch of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation and the Thabo Mbeki Africa Leadership Institute was met with unusual excitement by the media considering their belligerent…

Weaker rand won’t help

The global economy is poised for a full-blown “currency war”, where countries deliberately devalue their currencies in order to boost exports and stimulate economic growth.…

Is R500K the minimum for a bribe?

At the beginning of the “Tender Revolution” when BEE became fashionable, many previously disadvantaged black folks scrambled to set up companies in their quest to…

Reed dance violates women’s dignity

Our identity as a nation is defined by the culture we embrace, practise and how it finds social expression. It defines our national character and…

What is the origin of the universe?

The question of the existence of the God has been one that consumed philosophers, scientists and priests since time immemorial and it is a question…

Jacob Zuma: A presidential white elephant

“To be or not to be, that is the question” that confronted Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of the same name. Hamlet is confronted…