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Ramaphosa’s critical choices to get South Africa back on track

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by The Conversation

If the country is to survive its current crisis, government will need to undertake two difficult tasks simultaneously.

IRR calls on South Africans to speak out regarding land issue

Posted on Jun 27, 2018 by South African Institute of Race Relations - IRR

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) today launches the third wave of its campaign to protect and extend ...

Land expropriation without compensation

Opposition to land expropriation without compensation soars: D-day on Friday

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 by South African Institute of Race Relations - IRR

Tens of thousands of South Africans - ahead of Friday’s deadline for public comment - are registering their ...

How Malema destroyed the NPA’s case against Zuma in 365 days – IRR

Posted on May 10, 2018 by South African Institute of Race Relations - IRR

‘It is a remarkable fact that for all the damage Julius Malema inflicted on the justice system, he ...

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A history of myths about black hair – From slavery to colonialism & school rules

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 by The Conversation

It’s not just fashion or trends: throughout history, black women’s hair has fascinated artists and photographers and has ...

Next week’s budget – between a rock and a hard place

Posted on Feb 16, 2018 by Peter Mansfield

If the ANC fails to take some meaningful steps to ‘cleanse’ the budget, Ramaphosa and the ANC will ...

If he does any of these 10 things on a dinner date, he’s NOT the one

Posted on Feb 14, 2018 by Sasha Wyatt-Minter

These are MY 10 biggest deal breakers on a dinner date. Read more and decide whether you agree...

What if the ANC elections are stolen?

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by Peter Mansfield

Most internal elections (in any party) are tense affairs. There are winners and losers and bruised egos to ...

Yolisa’s last blog: It’s about new beginnings

Posted on Nov 24, 2017 by Yolisa Qunta

A few years ago I met a bubbly, funny and unfiltered woman by the name of Leigh at ...

How to cope if you’re having suicidal thoughts

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 by A4W Contributor

Mental health issues should not be a secret, and people who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed should ...

What I saw and heard on Black Monday

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 by A4W Contributor

Kathy Malherbe was invited to attend The Black Monday gathering by the co-founders of the newly launched Mediation Foundation ...

Hunting with the hounds and running with the hares on race

Posted on Sep 1, 2017 by John Kane-Berman

John Kane-Berman says when Mmusi Maimane echoes CST ideology he lets the ANC off the hook …

Why allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 by The Conversation

A South African court has ordered the government to release a permit to the world’s largest rhino breeder, ...

Explainer: Grace Mugabe and the intricacies of diplomatic immunity

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 by The Conversation

Was Grace Mugabe entitled to diplomatic immunity?

Sierra Leone mourns hundreds lost in mudslide

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 by The Conversation

A nation “once again… gripped by grief”. This was how Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, described ...

Can tourism alleviate global poverty?

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 by The Conversation

Wouldn’t it be great if something as simple and pleasurable as international travel could help end something as ...

What’s happening inside the ANC, not parliament, is key to why Zuma prevails

Posted on Aug 15, 2017 by The Conversation

What matters inside the African National Congress, the party that governs South Africa, is not necessarily what matters ...

Pros and cons of the 3 women running for SA’s presidency

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by The Conversation

South Africa celebrated Women’s Day on August 9th to mark the day in 1956 when 20 000 women ...

ANALYSIS: Can SA reverse its decline under Zuma?

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 by ANA Newswire

A little over 20 years since the end of apartheid, South Africa has declined from an international beacon ...

Why the SA state needs to lose its fight against marijuana policy reform

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 by The Conversation

About 35 maize farmers in Ngxingxolo Village, Mooiplaas, outside East London, say they can't sell their harvest…

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