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Disaster rates exemption: a clear win-win

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It is sobering to realise that when the latest extension of South Africa’s State of Disaster ends on 15 June – and there’s every likelihood

Exploiting race keeps apartheid-era injustice on life support

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Thuli Madonsela began her Nadine Gordimer Lecture at Wits University this week by dwelling on the difference between justice for everyone and, as she put

Not always all it seems

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I often think the four most important words in any rational conversation are the ones least likely to be heard. The pressure to be right,

A broken promise

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It is guaranteed that tomorrow’s likely sentimental hoopla will fall far short of acknowledging that Freedom Day has become an increasingly ironic milestone of South

Souring the dream: SA’s schooling failure

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has calculated that giving every child access to education and the skills needed to participate fully in

It does not need to be like this

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A year ago, as we entered the second week of the hard lockdown that heralded a year of difficulty, anger, fear, risk and mounting insecurity,

Listening, learning and a lost opportunity

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It is doubtful that Adam Habib has done himself any favours by departing from his spirited defence of intellectual dispassion at the start of the

A contemptible insult

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In the very week in which the Institute of Race Relations delivered a memorandum to the Presidency warning the government about the costs of abusing

Longing for a country that is better than it has ever been

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I have written before about interviewing Rashaad Fataar under a solitary avocado tree in a swathe of scrubby grass on the periphery of central Cape

Land reform: there is a better way

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There is little point in handing out land and ending up with assets that are dying in the hands of the poor.  Well, detractors might