Angelo Fick South African National Library Week: 18-26 March 2017

In South Africa's National Library Week, Angelo Fick considers the value of libraries in his own life, and its important in the life of the country generally.

Marianne Thamm Happy Human Rights Day: political thugs threaten fragile democracy

Dare to expose us and you will be dealt with extrajudicially. By MARIANNE THAMM.

The Conversation Africa Student funding scheme should be strengthened

What is needed is systemic intervention to address the knowledge and skills gap between school and university, writes AHMED ESSOP.

Brooks Spector Trump Under Scrutiny: Expect Watergate on steroids

J. BROOKS SPECTOR reviews Donald Trump’s newest reality show – and gives it a two-thumbs-down, “liar liar pants on fire” rating.

The Conversation Africa The G20: a necessary evil that can deliver some benefits

A good place to begin this reassessment is the G20 which in 2009 called itself the premier forum for international economic cooperation. By DANNY BRADLOW.

Greg Nicolson Marikana Massacre: 'He is fine, let him die'

It’s been four-and-a-half years since the Marikana Massacre. This weekend the sons of one of the mineworkers found out how their father allegedly died. By GREG NICOLSON.

Angelo Fick Helen Zille on colonialism: 12 Tweets and a chat vs scholarship

Helen Zille's Tweets on colonialism ought to concern us, but not because they cause political offense, suggests Angelo Fick

The Conversation Africa How a UN platform to stop biodiversity loss could up its game

Biodiversity keeps declining despite lots of accumulated knowledge and numerous international and national commitments to act. By MAUD BORIE and ALEKSANDAR RANKOVIC.

Greg Nicolson #FeesMustFall: Convention brawling highlights student divisions

The same groups have been fighting each other for two years. The gamble turned into a brawl. By GREG NICOLSON.

Richard Poplak Ntlemeza, unrepentant and unbreakable, does mega churching

If anyone was going to be blessed by a cleansing faceful of Doom, it was members of the media. By RICHARD POPLAK.

Georgina Guedes Feminism must include trans women

Feminists are guilty of the very discrimination they claim to be fighting against if they can't embrace transgender women too, says Georgina Guedes.

The Conversation Africa South Africa has a model Bill of Rights. But it doesn't feel that way

South Africa hasn’t been proactive or effective enough in achieving a more just redistribution of resources. By SANDRA LIEBENBERG.

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