SANISHA PACKIRISAMY: Can a fragmented democracy deliver change?

South Africa’s political landscape may be maturing, but a proliferation of parties alone is not enough to revitalise the country

JUSTICE MALALA: The fall and rise of Zuma

It’s not far-fetched to predict Zuma will be the next premier of KZN, with all that that entails

THE FINANCE GHOST: Netflix, the Disney slayer

Netflix should be seen as one of the magnificent seven technology companies, not Tesla

DUNCAN McLEOD: Government’s broadband plans will most probably vanish into thin air

Given the state’s track record of squandering taxpayers’ money, communications minister Mondli Gungubele would do better to let the private sector get on with ...

JAMIE CARR: The big challenge for WeightWatchers

It’s lost brand ambassador Oprah Winfrey and now it has to square up to blockbuster anti-obesity drugs like Ozempic

EDITORIAL: Do municipalities have what it takes to change?

Municipalities are queuing up for the Eskom debt write-off scheme — but how many of them can comply with the terms?

LETTER: Weighing in on Israel/Gaza

The former editor of the South African Medical Journal offered only a single, ill-informed narrative

LETTER: Election promises simply not enough

Spreading of goodwill more likely to impress the voters than belittling opponents

Will the food industry sacrifice its fat profits for health?

South Africa’s growing obesity epidemic won’t be reversed by preaching healthier eating habits and exercise alone; there’s a growing realisation that the food ...

NATASHA MARRIAN: Between life and death for political parties

With the election outcome poised on a knife-edge, even minor embarrassments can be the difference between life and death for political parties

SHIRLEY DE VILLIERS: Why the case against Mapisa-Nqakula matters

The way it has played out, the alleged bribes-for-defence-contracts affair could be seen as political satire — if its consequences weren’t so potentially deadly

CHRIS ROPER: Election posters: the good, the bad and the invisible

Election posters aren’t enough to tell you why you should vote for a particular party. But you can learn something from them, from the language they use to the ...

THE FINANCE GHOST: How to make property perform for you

Dividends aren’t enough to justify the equity risk, so for now the best strategy is to hold the two major ETFs in a tax-free savings account

MARC HASENFUSS: Withstanding the blast

A Tarantino script is unfolding in Stellenbosch

EDITORIAL: Sars’s success sparks hope

Having the right people with the right support is a winning recipe for restoring public institutions