Why farming guinea pigs is a good option for Africa

High in protein and healthy fats, they are docile, robust and not picky about what they eat — just a few reasons guinea pigs are ideal livestock

Why 2019 could be the year of another tech bubble crash

The app boom is showing a worryingly similar trajectory to the dotcom boom — where traditional metrics of performance are overshadowed by IPOs and big spending

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI: Make-or-break year for SA politics

An election year, we hope, will answer some of our most burning questions: will expropriation without compensation deal the fatal blow to our economy, and will ...



RANJENI MUNUSAMY: Electioneering 2019 to focus on people’s faith as drawcard

The pull of new political parties rooted in evangelical and messianic churches with huge followings should not be underestimated, writes Ranjeni Munusami

JUSTICE MALALA: Mzwanele Manyi so often gets it wrong but he is on the money about the ANC

The governing party is exhausted — and it now has a seemingly unsolvable conundrum and contradiction at its very core

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Pity Cyril Ramaphosa and his Sisyphean task this election year

Poor Cyril, having to play the superhero. His is a gargantuan task

The complex reasons for SA’s organ donor shortage

Religion and socio-cultural issues play a part, but so does mistrust of the medical industry, writes Harriet Etheredge

TOM EATON: The day of Mzwanele Manyi’s big announcement has finally arrived

It takes a very special kind of person to send out a teaser consisting of just three sentences, in which you cock up the first and insert no fewer than four ...

TOM EATON: New Year’s resolutions perfectly suited to SA in 2019

Politics is overwhelmingly governed by self-interest and in this county self-interest has convinced many powerful people that theft isn’t a crime

THE STEINHOFF SAGA: The inside story of SA's biggest corporate meltdown

Read all four parts of this outstanding University of Stellenbosch Business School study into the rise and fall of Markus Jooste's Steinhoff

JUSTICE MALALA: Brace yourselves: we’re in for a rocky ride

In the Americas, Brexit-addled Britain, China and Africa, 2019 has begun very badly indeed

PATRICK BULGER: A Buffalo, crocodile and a few red herrings walk onto a golf course…

Ramaphosa has to choose his shots wisely amid a towering rough and darkening skies

JONATHAN JANSEN: Finding each other across divides doesn’t mean losing ourselves

As we approach the elections, our politics is going to become even more conflictual and divisive as the politicians milk our supposed differences for ...

Dissecting Robert Mugabe’s fall one year on

Penguin Books has released two books by Zimbabwean journalists in time to celebrate the first anniversary of the coup that finally put Robert Mugabe’s ruinous ...

JUSTICE MALALA: How much say will Russia have in SA’s 2019 elections?

It is becoming harder for ordinary folk to differentiate between authentic digital news sources and the fake news generated by influence factories such as ...

TONY LEON: Bigger picture says DA should ditch EFF in metros

Since part of "strengthening Cyril's hand" means also embracing his cozying up to the EFF, this is a point of vulnerability for the DA to exploit

JONATHAN JANSEN: Don’t believe the hype: most graduates do find jobs

Attitude and ambition is as important as a university scroll 

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Joburg vs New York — or is it Zuma vs Trump?

All the world’s a stage — and that stage is starting to look unsettlingly one-note

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Bagels and 60th birthdays in a brisk New York

You know this view, even if it is your first time in New York City — it’s the outline of a city that is as familiar as the back of your hand, writes Charmain ...

JONATHAN JANSEN: Top-notch teacher-training colleges the answer to our education woes

Universities cannot provide the on-the-ground experience that forms the backbone of quality teaching

TONY LEON: From the ‘idle bantu’ to the new dawn of the ‘lackadaisical white’

The Zuma administration targeted, among others, ‘clever blacks’. The successor regime now has it in for lazy whites, writes Tony Leon


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