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As another financial scandal breaks a day after South Africans heard government's report on the country's finances, Angelo Fick reworks a folk tale via Chaucer.
People can be addicted to behaviours like tweeting. Anything that produces pleasure in a person’s brain can lead to addiction. By JAMES A ROBERTS.
Malusi Gigabawas honest about the problems facing the country. But he made no real suggestions that the government will start doing things differently. By ROGER SOUTHALL.
Born and raised in poor circumstances, many South African police officers find themselves in the job after original aspirations slipped beyond reach. By ANDREW FAULL.
Unpicking the baffling case of how one of Africa's dictators became the world's top ambassador for non-communicable diseases – at least for a while. By LUKE ALLEN.
The research was conducted by Markdata and African Response in two phases: structured interviews and focus groups.
File: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's exhortation the controversial amaBerete police unit to 'crush (criminals) balls' did not impress political analyst RAYMOND SUTTNER.
The culture of impunity that has been fostered under the current administration boggles and infuriates.
Cape Town promised alternative water sources with the ongoing drought being declared a disaster. Its main strategy is water rationing but climate models are also being used.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike. By KEYMANTHRI MOODLEY.
While #metoo isn’t going to change the world, it just may have come at the right time for a handful of men who will hear and change their behaviour, writes GEORGINA GUEDES.
Angelo Fick suggests that we listen to and believe the many women who have spoken up about their own experiences in the #MeToo campaign.
Media houses over the decades have battled different issues. The issues faced now, while different, remain serious.
SA should look also beyond the formal political sphere for leaders with vision, integrity and an ability to listen, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.
On a day when he burnt more political bridges with his latest cabinet reshuffle, President Jacob Zuma went to Limpopo to launch actual bridges.
While Instagram, Twitter and Facebook claim that only teenagers over 13 are allowed onto their networks, in the UK 75 percent of 10-year-olds and above are on social media.
The Conversation Africa’s Politics and Society Editor Thabo Leshilo spoke to constitutional expert law Pierre de Vos about the latest decision.
In the wake of the Supreme Court of Appeals judgment, Angelo Fick cautions against assuming that the end of Jacob Zuma's political career is nigh.
In the wake of the findings of the Timol Inquest, Angelo Fick contemplates its significance for South Africa in 2017.
A country’s history is its unique story. Leave out a part of that story and it ceases to be what so many South Africans are calling for these days - a true holistic representation.
Initiatives to help women suffering postnatal depression are needed and should be encouraged and integrated as part of routine antenatal and postnatal care. By DIXON CHIBANDA.
South Africa's Competition Commission may be wasting resources in undertaking market inquiries as they are expensive and yield little results. By PHUMUDZO MUNYAI.
Social media outrage is strong in the fight against injustice this week but Georgina Guedes points out that we need to get better at seeing the whole story.
Will the African population inevitably quadruple by the end of the century? And what are the reasons for this extraordinary growth? By GILLES PISON. would like to send you push notifications.
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