Angelo Fick Stephen Bantu Biko: 18 December 1946 - 12 September 1977

In remembering Stephen Bantu Biko, his words must not be reduced to blunt instruments with which to browbeat ourselves, but should inspire self-criticism and conscious action.

Chris Gibbons Julius Malema: No Dictator, Just a General-in-Waiting?

Chris Gibbons points out that words and costumes can take on a life of their own, and If you act as Commander-in-Chief long enough, you may soon believe your own performance.

Angelo Fick Reconciliation Day: confronting whiteness

Reconciliation Day in post-apartheid South Africa is a religious holiday aimed at reconciling people who hold the opposing worldviews.

Arabile Gumede Eskom dims the lights on SA and not just the economy

Eskom is dimming our future as an emerging economy, but more importantly Eskom is dimming our livelihoods writes Arabile Gumede.

Georgina Guedes The thin black line of subtle racism

Gripe about Eskom and the justice system by all means, but take care to tread on the right side of the line that divides griping from racism, Georgina Guedes urges.

Brooks Spector CIA's decade of breaking laws

In Washington, the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA activities – a disclosure of over half a decade’s worth of actions that amounted to condoned torture.

Marianne Thamm The killing of Anni and freedom of Shrien Dewani

While Dewani spent his first moments of freedom reportedly taking selfies with the official who stood watch over him in the dock, the NPA’s Nathi Ncube was furiously spinning.

Richard Poplak 2014 SA Person of the Year: Julius Sello Malema

Why, who were YOU thinking? writes Richard Poplak.

Chris Gibbons US could learn from SA’s justice

Chris Gibbons argues that in South Africa you get a fair trial based on evidence.

Angelo Fick Remembering Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, a year later

Angelo Fick says we should draw lessons from the life of our Struggle icon - a hero to us all, a human being whose family deserve private observation.

Richard Poplak The longest night: A year without Mandela

In the tumult of this strange, momentous year, is it not time to reconsider what Mandela left us? by Richard Poplak.

Brooks Spector Move over Thamsanqa, Ellen and Hlaudi

It turns out one of experts who carried out the autopsy on Michael Brown is a publicity-seeking man with no actual credentials in his field, writes Brooks Spector.

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