Daily Maverick Senzo Mchunu's slow-mo axing

Senzo Mchunu would have wondered why the ANC took so long to fire him, writes Cyril Madlala.

Daily Maverick Why Julius Malema's EFF doesn't offer South Africans a way out of poverty

Understandable anger about the excessive inequality in SA lies at the heart of the rise of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters. But how will the party address these issues?

Daily Maverick De Kock at the Franschhoek Literary Fest: Of screwed country and courage

Prime Evil is not somebody most people want to meet. PALESA MORUDU had personal reasons for wishing to keep her distance from Eugene de Kock, he sat down right next to her.

Angelo Fick Toilets and tiresome traditions: transcending transphobia

Toilets are once again the subject of political intervention, in South Africa and elsewhere. Angelo Fick suggests it is time to let go of old ideas about segregation.

Brooks Spector The real Mad Men of world politics

Contemplating the rise of Donald Trump and Philippines' newly elected president Rodrigo Duterte, J Brooks Spector mines classical philosophy to try to understand how it works.

The Conversation Africa What lies behind child homicide in South Africa

Research analysing the homicide rates of children under the age of five in South Africa shows some disturbing trends.

Greg Nicolson Vavi: We dropped the ball in '96, now it's time to pick it up

The trade unionist talks to GREG NICOLSON about increasing the independence and influence of the working class.

Georgina Guedes The exploitation of car guards in Norwood

Instead of creating jobs and uplifting the downtrodden, two organisations have chosen to profiteer off the services of car guards at Norwood Mall and Balfour Park shopping centres.

Angelo Fick Who is free? Who is worth saving?: 'race' and racism between Freedom Day and Workers' Day

In the wake of the Obs Café incident, Angelo Fick wonders what the responses reveal about 'race', racism and post-apartheid South Africa in 2016.

Daily Maverick An open letter to Ajay Gupta: Lessons for business-government interactions

South Africans love their country and will resist as history has shown, writes Tokyo Sexwale.

Marianne Thamm Welcome to the age of treason

It was the summer of racism and now ’tis the autumn of treason as an increasingly hostile government turns on people accusing them of of being traitors and agents.

Angelo Fick Letters from the president, postcards from the edge

President Jacob Zuma's letters of reprimand to his ministers on Nkandla demonstrate a misunderstanding of the epistolary form, Angelo Fick suggests.

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