Angelo Fick Friendliness, inequality and unfreedom

Angelo Fick delves into how friendliness is also sometimes used to mask the anxiety at the heart of South African nationalism.

Joel Guy Chabata Hospitality Industry Joins the Green Revolution

Just a stone's throw from Cape Town International Airport is the 4-Star Hotel Verde which has earned itself the title of the greenest hotel in Africa.

Rebecca Davis Final 2015 performance from the Laughing President

There were chuckles aplenty from President Zuma in Parliament, while the message from the opposition was: We are not amused.

Pierre de Vos The DA is wrong: Teaching in Afrikaans shores up apartheid's privileges

When the DA invokes the (qualified) constitutional right to be taught in the official language of your choice, it’s protecting the interests of a small group, writes Pierre de Vos.

Georgina Guedes Celebrate the waste pickers

Waste pickers are reviled, distrusted or at best tolerated. There’s no reason for this, says Georgina Guedes, because they are performing a vital service to the community.

Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou Satellites kickstart economic growth in Africa

More than 300-million people in African live more than 50km from the nearest fibre or cable broadband connection – 400-million people have no internet access at all.

Angelo Fick In memoriam, Lauretta Ngcobo (1931-2015)

Lauretta Ngcobo, novelist and essayist, died this week. Angelo Fick considers her importance in South Africa’s literary culture.

Angelo Fick The militarisation of suburban space

The idyll of South Africa’s leafy suburbs is being disturbed by men with guns. Angelo Fick wonders about the effects of this telling shift on our children.

Georgina Guedes Will Pistorius be found guilty on appeal?

Having been very uncertain about what the outcome of Oscar Pistorius’s original trial, Georgina Guedes is willing to stick her neck out and make a prediction this time around.

Brooks Spector Goodnight zzZuma, a cautionary tale

J Brooks Spector looks at a parody children's book, based on the 1940s classic, Goodnight Moon.

Angelo Fick Water, waste, wealth and (in)security

That we live in a country where water is wasted by the wealthy next door to the poor who trade water, for cash or kind, is a moral outrage, writes Angelo Fick.

Rebecca Davis Do the DA's disciplinaries show consistent priorities?

Does the DA’s action against Dianne Kohler Barnard match the punishment meted out to other misbehaving MPs, asks Rebecca Davis. would like to send you push notifications.
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