TOM EATON: This is who should be South African of the year ...

'When 60 percent of your options are sportspeople‚ you’ve got problems'

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: When credibility wilts in the heat of scrutiny

'KPMG withdrawing all of its findings and recommendations around its report into the so-called SARS “spy unit” was a staggering betrayal of our trust'

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JONATHAN JANSEN: What business should not do to 'help'

'Do not spend your money on school infrastructure or the delivery of learning materials.That is the duty of the government'

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TOM EATON: Observing the rich in their natural habitat

'What fascinates me is a compelling combination of entitlement, fear and resentment that is so intense and focused that it produces surreal forms of ...

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: Jacob Zuma compares himself to Biko? Really?

'Looking down at the coffin, with its twin shackled fists carved into the wood, with the words One Azania, One Nation emblazoned across it, my frustration ...

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JONATHAN JANSEN: It's time for a new government to tackle inequality

'It is my firm conviction that the present government lacks both the educational ideas and the political will to resolve this injustice'

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ANDILE NDLOVU: Jackson Mthembu and the power of spin

'In my cynicism I wondered why, if Mthembu felt so strongly about rooting out corruption in the ANC and the government, he hadn't spoken out sooner'

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TOM EATON: It's time to acknowledge the genius of Jacob Zuma

'If Zuma is so stupid, how is it that he still has his job despite those 783 counts of corruption while you're one sick day away from getting called into HR?'

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BMW planning to launch monster X7

Featuring a massive vertical grille in the brand’s trademark kidney shape and glaring narrow headlights, the new X7 will go on sale next year

CHARMAIN NAIDOO: When private affairs go public

'It made me think about how shallow we mostly are, how we cry foul at the most trivial of matters and let the heavy, dark ones that really affect us go unsung'

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JONATHAN JANSEN: Why schools should not hold 'multicultural' days

'This, I must warn you, is dangerous stuff, and here's why'

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The Sopranos. The greatest show in the history of television. Period.

'This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the show’s infamous “blank screen” ending, and so, not having tuned in for a while, I set myself the task of ...

TOM EATON: What kind of presidential candidate has only one affair?

'Ramaphosa has the nerve, the barefaced audacity, to admit that he's only had one paltry dalliance?'

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: The relentless persecution of Pravin Gordhan

'Who can forget the embarrassed NPA head, Shaun Abrahams, announcing he was withdrawing the last lot of charges against Gordhan?'

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JONATHAN JANSEN: Protesting to wear skinny pants to school? Really?

'This is funny, of course. In this land of incessant demands, why not?'

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ANDILE NDLOVU: When you need help with your life, don't be afraid to seek it

'I think I speak for many people when I say that trauma stays with us wherever we are'

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TOM EATON: It has always been thus

'When has South Africa ever been fine? When, in the past three centuries, has it not been a Gordian knot of exploitation, misery and unabashed criminality?'

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CHARMAIN NAIDOO: The most repugnant, personal act of violence

'It is fair to say that this tortured woman was hardly the kind of person you would assume would be selected to be the victim of an acid attack. Yet she was'

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JONATHAN JANSEN: This is where I would put my money for the future of our country

'There is a parallel education universe in South Africa. What the government provides for poor children, and what hundreds of NGOs, large and small, provide on ...

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TOM EATON: Fikile Mbalula, Clown-in-Chief, Defender of the House of Mugabe

'Dlamini-Zuma wasn't fudging -: she told us that the Mugabes have a blank cheque, forever'

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