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Sentletse Diakanyo

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We need a nanny state

As Africa grapples with the strenuous task of finding lasting solutions to her problems under the mantra “African solutions to African problems”, we should perhaps…

Time to act against Israel’s apartheid tendencies

In 1975, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution which asserted that Zionism was racism. The resolution read: “The General Assembly … determines that…

Austerity measures will hurt global economic recovery

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 exposed particular weaknesses in the global financial system, regulatory regimes and some government’s inability to effectively respond to the…

Why Cope failed

The origins of democracy can be traced back to ancient Greece and it was a Greek philosopher, Aristotle (384BC — 322BC), who said that “the…

SpeakZA: Bloggers for a free press

Last week, shocking revelations concerning the activities of ANC Youth League Spokesperson Nyiko Floyd Shivambu came to the fore. According to a letter published in…

ANC’s never in short supply of shady characters

The ANC’s never in short supply of shady characters in senior positions, whether in government or its party structures. One would be forgiven for thinking…

The politics of hypocrisy

Common consensus appears to exist that men (and women) in all circumstances are naturally disposed to duplicity, dishonesty, hypocrisy and corruption; that those with greater…

Should De Klerk be in prison with Eugene?

On February 2 1990 ,the last president of the repressive nationalist regime FW de Klerk stood before parliament and made this important and long overdue…

The Lothario from Ikandla strikes again!

The Lothario from Inkandla is reported to have struck again! This time he has “allegedly” — in his friend’s backyard — seduced a relatively young…