The fight against corruption has shades of Brazil, where the people ostensibly opposed to corruption are far more corrupt themselves.
A former Herzlia student feels the school should be a reflection of the diversity of South African Jews.
South Africa has made progress towards interrupting the looting of land by chiefs, state officials and mining capital.
We have a very high recidivism rate, primarily because of old-fashioned ideas about punishment.
Despite years of misrule, neither the DA nor populists like Malema have been able create the impression that they’re ready to govern.
By learning about successful gardening initiatives, these insights can be applied to regions lagging behind in terms of developing and using botanic gardens.

Talking Point #MeToo arrival in India marks change in how tech is used to fight injustice

Recently, the Indian state attempted to use smart technologies to deliver safe cities for women. The strategies used to address both online and offline violence.

Talking Point Why ‘legal highs’ may be more dangerous than traditional drugs of abuse

Adding the relative ignorance among users and healthcare professionals about how to take these new drugs safely and how to treat overdoses, it’s clear that “legal highs” are anything but a safe substitute for traditional drugs of abuse.

Talking Point Why blind loyalty to the ANC among voters is on its way out

Recent survey data suggest that voters are beginning to care more about service delivery than about which party is doing it.

Talking Point In the next election, Ramaphosa will have to be bigger than the ANC

Amid the stench of corruption, the ruling party’s new leader is its one hope of retaining power, and he’s likely to use it.

Talking Point How the apartheid regime burnt books – in their tens of thousands

South Africa has a history of burning books, and there is every reason to believe it can happen again.

Talking Point E-cigarettes and the new threat of how to dispose of them

E-cigarettes contain hazardous substances which, if not disposed of properly, can lead to serious damage to environmental and human health.

Talking Point Why Mnangagwa needs to get the money back from the Mugabes

This would be just the start of numerous reforms needed to reverse the country’s inevitable slide into economic hell.

Talking Point South African policies need to recognise the diversity of informal economies

Informal employment makes up roughly a third or 5 million of total non-agricultural employment in South Africa’s workforce.

Talking Point Why Mnangagwa has wooed Zimbabwe’s white sports heroes

Zimbabwe’s president may have pulled of a masterstroke by roping in Kirsty Coventry and Bruce Grobbelaar.

Talking Point Ramaphosa has the edge over Zuma faction when it comes to economic policy

However, it’s clear that power in the ANC remains finely balanced.

Talking Point Will Kgalema Motlanthe’s Zimbabwe killings inquiry be credible?

Critics fear Mnangagwa’s aim is to pin the blame for election-related violence on opposition leaders.

Talking Point Victim surveys show that crime in SA may be dropping, yet fear is rising

Data from victim and crime perception surveys help make sense of crime statistics.

Talking Point ‘Timetables have become decorations on the Metrorail boards’

An open letter to Prasa and the department of transport about the steady decline of urban train services.

Talking Point SA’s white right, the alt-right and the alternative

The pressure group AfriForum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.




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