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Mkhondo murders: credibility of forensic evidence questioned

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The death of the Coka brothers, Amos and Zenzele, on 9 April, caused national controversy.  According to the official narrative, as told by the South

Will banks throw clients under the EWC bus?

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As the Expropriation Bill comes ever closer to being signed into law, the ‘land debate’ has come down to earth, descending from the heights of

Black checks out white in The Queen’s Gambit

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Critics have celebrated the award-winning 2020 Netflix series, The Queen’s Gambit, for its portrayal of a young woman’s chess prowess. Reigning world champion Magnus Carlson

Angie Motshekga and ‘Rape Culture’

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently told a group of students that with better education there would be less rape in South Africa. This stoked

Tragedy in Empuluzi: more than just the story of a troubled sawmill

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In eastern Mpumalanga this month, a ‘labour dispute’ ended in death. Two narratives emerge about the build-up. One revolves around murderous ‘white monopoly capital’, the

The million-dollar question: How many have had Covid-19?

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How many people have Covid in South Africa? How many have had it? What difference does it make and why does no one seem to

Trump became his own worst enemy

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Donald J. Trump’s presidency was, as he would say, a tremendous success until it wasn’t. Misunderstanding his success, many could also misunderstand his failure. In

What we mean by ‘classical liberalism’: a reply to Jacques Rousseau

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Jacques Rousseau, a UCT ethics professor, asks in his piece on the Daily Friend this week what ‘classical liberalism’ means. Here is a quick look

Coligny: What Pierre de Vos neglected to mention

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Pierre de Vos argues that ‘white lives matter for the police’ but not ‘black lives’. This he finds in regard to the Supreme Court of

Folly of a faithless life

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My shirt is already wet with sweat when I get to the NG Church at Schweizer-Reneke on a Sunday morning in January 2019. I have