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Opinion 01 May 2018 11:16 am
Hugh Masekela's protest song remains as much about present and future aspirations as it about the past.
Opinion 30 Apr 2018 10:36 am
This years' Freedom Day in South Africa can signify a difference: a renewal and return to the values of the 1994 social contract. By DIRK KOTZE.
Opinion 30 Apr 2018 10:25 am
It's inconceivable that military prowess can offer long-term solutions to Nigeria's deep-rooted institutional problems. By STEPHEN ONYEIWU.
Opinion 25 Apr 2018 13:19 pm
Data reveals that there is less industrial action in South Africa than in many other countries, and it is not as prolonged as politicians claim, writes Carin Runciman.
Money 21 Apr 2018 09:01 am
As an investment, art’s performance varies wildly, depending on a number of factors.
Life 21 Apr 2018 08:42 am
Although the 47-year-old song was written at the height of the Vietnam and Cold Wars, it does not detract from the fact that the issues underlying it remains relevant today.
Opinion 20 Apr 2018 06:26 am
Superman fought for the weak and oppressed, such as battered wives and miners, and he upheld the social liberties of ordinary people against corruption. By JOAN ORMROD.
Technology 16 Apr 2018 10:48 am
Not on Facebook? Well the social media giant could still have created a shadow profile for you, without your knowledge or permission, says Andrew Quodling.
Opinion 16 Apr 2018 07:32 am
Unexpressed racism may be even more dangerous if it's left lurking below the surface. By ROGER SOUTHALL.
Opinion 16 Apr 2018 07:12 am
If the allegations are true, Zimbabwe intends to prosecute Grace Mugabe for ivory and rhino horn smuggling. By KEITH SOMERVILLE.