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While we no longer ban books by official government decree in South Africa, like other people in the world, we have found new ways of banning books we don't like.
KPMG South Africa sets a potential example of how shareholders can attack the soft underbelly of private sector state capture enablers.
At the end of Heritage Month, Angelo Fick asks us to think of the concept of heritage differently, in the interests of our own longer-term survival.
South Africa's intelligence services operate secretly and with minimal oversight. So citizens will probably never know exactly what they are up to.
Angelo Fick uses the form of the fable to think about what happens in political parties in South Africa and elsewhere who let their guard down on opportunists.
KPMG South Africa executives have set a new benchmark for the country assuming responsibility for wrongdoing in their organisation, writes JANNIE ROSSOUW.
Privatisation talk shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development, writes STEVEN FRIEDMAN.
The future democracy we need to build must safeguard constitutional institutions and accountability of people in these institutions.
Angelo Fick asks what lessons a child learns when being beaten as punishment.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
Angelo Fick considers the importance of Steve Biko across the forty years since the Black Consciousness leader was killed in the custody of the apartheid police.
The ANC has worked hard to monopolise the history of the anti-apartheid struggle – meaning transformational figures are being left out, writes MATTHEW GRAHAM.
Accusations against the deputy president appear to be an example of the tried-and-tested trick to discredit him and his political campaign to become the next president.
South Africans will get no closer to rebuilding their democratic lives if their plans are based on illusory options and solutions, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
To mark International Literacy Day, Angelo Fick considers the necessity of literacy in places like South Africa.
It would be no surprise if the deputy president's claims of the state spying on him are true. They've been abused before in ANC factional battles, writes JANE DUNCAN.
Angelo Fick thinks about the value of books in a country blighted by poverty in politically noisy times.
Without agreements of partners, coalition relationships won’t last and the possibility of forming a coalition at a national level in 2019 will be slim, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
Angelo Fick suggests that raking muck over the consensual sex had by public figures distracts citizens from what really matters in politics.
The university student who spent R800 000 that wasn’t hers should never have been put in that position in the first place, says GEORGINA GUEDES.
South Africa has one of the worst records of violence against women in the world. But not all women in the country seem to want to change this, writes LYN SNODGRASS.
Barack Obama may have chosen Mandela's words for his tweet precisely because they offered some distance from the political space in the US. By CARYN ABRAHAMS.
History is littered with queens who aren’t afraid to let their humanity show: whether through tears, tantrums or toilet humour. By KATARZYNA KOSIOR.
'Speaking out or being 'outspoken' or being a dissenter or a 'dissident' is not inherently brave or justifiable, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
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