Marianne Thamm Analysis: Zuma, Fransman et al vs Luthuli House

That Marius Fransman came in from the cold to campaign alongside President Zuma in Cape Town last week is emblematic of the low-intensity war with him and Luthuli House.

Richard Poplak The man behind the Man behind the Man

Richard Poplak went to Heidelberg for a rare chat with the Economic Freedom Fighters' Floyd Shivambu.

Greg Nicolson Murder, Inc: NPA appeals Oscar's 'shockingly lenient' six-year sentence

The NPA announced it would appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year sentence for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, calling it shockingly lenient, writes Greg Nicolson.

Angelo Fick Philanthropy and class tourism: the not-so-new hypocrisy

In a society as unequal as South Africa, philanthropy is often applauded. Angelo Fick argues that well-meaning gestures are not enough to solve social and political problems.

Raymond Suttner South Africa in crisis: is there a way out?

What needs to be understood is that one cannot effect change purely through public utterances of high profile individuals no matter how eminent they may be, writes Raymond Suttner.

Angelo Fick Thursday’s Child hears news of Boris Johnson's new post

Boris Johnson's appointment as Foreign Secretary in Theresa May's cabinet is a sign of our 'end times', Angelo Fick proposes.

Richard Poplak Luthuli House rules: Electoral victory certain and regime change in Zim

Luthuli House. Come for the press conference. Stay for the bending of space/time, writes Richard Poplak

The Conversation Africa HIV, AIDS and 90-90-90: What is it and why does it matter?

The idea is that by 2020, 90% of HIV infections will be diagnosed, 90% of people diagnosed will be on antiretroviral treatment, and 90% of those on ARV's will be virally suppressed

Kate Sidley Gotta catch em all!

Pokémon are everywhere, writes Kate Sidley, whose offspring are hooked on Pokémon GO.

Daily Maverick Nkosi Johnson, the Hector Pietersen of the Aids struggle

Fifteen years after his death at the age of 12 and a week before the start of the International Aids Conference, Anso Thom pays tribute to Aids activist Nkosi Johnson.

Dr Roché Steyn Oscar Pistorius: The two heavyweights of SA Criminal Law weigh in (Part 2)

What the two leading authors on Criminal Law in South Africa have to say about the legal details of the Oscar Pistorius case.

Angelo Fick Serena & Venus Williams: Definitive Champions

Angelo Fick contemplates the significance of Serena Williams's record-equalling singles triumph at Wimbledon, and her doubles victory with Venus Williams later that day. would like to send you push notifications.
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