Richard Poplak Why America is but a matchstick away

Ferguson explains more about South Africa, and South Africa more about Ferguson, than anyone would like to admit. There are lessons to be found in the ashes, writes Richard Poplak.

Georgina Guedes The worst kind of white privilege

The boys who brutally beat Delia Adonis in Cape Town showed contempt for the value of her life not once, but twice says Georgina Guedes.

Chris Gibbons How Jacob Zuma avoids jail

Chris Gibbons says Zuma’s only option is to stay in Tuynhuys. Forever.

Rebecca Davis Government's 16 Days of Activism could do with less prayer and more money

Rebecca Davis writes that government's plans for the programme are less than inspiring. She asks if they've run out of ideas as to how to tackle the gender-based violence.

Luis Fernandes A closer look at tornadoes in South Africa

Sometimes, South Africa's summer thunderstorms can turn violent, producing hail. Surprisingly, if atmospheric conditions are just right, tornadoes can also develop.

Dylan Rogers Thank You, Australia

If the Proteas return home on the 30th of March next year with the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy safely tucked away in their luggage, they’ll have Australia to thank.

Jeremy Maggs Join me and throw frozen turkey at the telly

Jeremy Maggs looks at how UK advertisers have nailed Christmas advertising and asks why South Africa can't follow suit.

Marianne Thamm How an ice cream and a random act of kindness made us feel good again

Marianne Thamm looks at the overwhelming response from South Africans to a waiter's decision to help a disabled man eat an ice-cream.

Rebecca Davis Parliament diary: A dishonourable farce

Parliament, suggested DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen at one stage in Thursday’s sitting, is South Africa’s “apex institution”.

Kate Sidley On the banner wagon

Outdoor marketers are rubbing their hands in glee at the arrival of a new and lucrative target market – disgruntled South Africans with a gripe and a bit of cash.

Georgina Guedes A rational and defensible act

The SA mother who smothered her kids in the UK will serve no prison time, but Georgina Guedes doesn’t believe she was mentally ill when she made her decision.

Marianne Thamm The killing of Anni: Call for dismissal, a game of courtroom poker

The defence team of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani have asked that the case against him be dropped. Dewani is accused of masterminding his wife Anni's murder in Cape Town.

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