KEVIN MCCALLUM: Life’s playing field routinely dappled with shadow

Daniel Vickerman was a rare player, a rugby player who could tell what the Australians call a good "yarn", writes Kevin McCallun

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EDITORIAL: The pyrrhic ICC victory

The International Criminal Court ruling is a victory for accountability and for the Constitution, but not for long

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PETER BRUCE: SA must pick a role in East-side story

Peter Bruce: But what if Trump manages to drive a wedge between Russia and China? What would SA do?

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TWEET OF THE WEEK: Zuma’s R13bn VIP protection monster

Gareth van Onselen interrogates why President Jacob Zuma needs a fast-growing, heavily funded and unaccountable private army?

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ANTHONY BUTLER: Pravin Gordhan given his standing ovation, but really needs a plan

The reduction of inequality in society as a whole demands a wider political consensus than leaders are able to forge, writes Anthony Butler

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WEALTH WATCH: Use unglamorous tax breaks to soften the erosion of income

Pravin Gordhan is no fan of liberal economics but rich and poor should benefit from a new authority, writes Stephen Cranston

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CARTOON: Brian Molefe takes his seat

Friday, February 24 2017

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CAROL PATON: Can inclusive growth story counter radical economic transformation?

Without tackling large dysfunctionalities, the idea that the poor prosper as prosperity rises is not convincing, writes Carol Paton

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Signs of famine remain unheeded

Emergencies bring out the best humanitarian instincts, but lives would be saved if action was taken earlier

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CHRIS THURMAN: Academic rigour meets creative practice in Lifescapes

'Academic politics' can, after all, be 'creative', writes Chris Thurman

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SIMON LINCOLN READER: You brought it on yourself, North West

With your nomination of the rascal Brian Molefe to Parliament, your mischief trifecta is now complete, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

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Business and the state are twin enemies of SA’s poor

Real radical economic transformation requires more than a binary battle between the private and public sectors — it needs an overhaul of morality, writes Tracy ...

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Need for base load power is a pro-Eskom fabrication

Eskom presents the need for coal-fired or nuclear base load as a technical given, but it’s not, write Dirk de Vos and Nicole Löser

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MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Valuable insights gleaned from famed wine makers

It seems that as long as we cannot fully recognise the value of the Lurton-Long-Freese involvement in SA, we’re not going to value fully the wines they produce ...

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MICHEL PIREU: Masters of the planet

We have so altered plants, animals, and bacteria that to survive they have to reward us, or at least be ignored by us, writes Michel Pireu

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THE INSIDER: We all live in a greyish submarine

A retired dentist’s banana-coloured car vandalised for ‘photobombing’ postcard village scenery

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