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The making of a terrorist state

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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya looks at the increasing incidents of violence in the country and examines the disappointing response by the police and the State in reacting to them. He argues that rather than just doing nothing in the face of violent crime, there is ev... More »

The moral problem of Winnie Mandela

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From freedom fighter to tyrant and struggle icon, Winnie Mandela's life was complex and remembering her could pose a moral problem. Former political prisoner, Paul Trewhela, reflects on the late leader's life and the moral issue such a reflection could hold fo... More »

Inequality and the rise of populism

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With the release of Oxfam's inequality report and more news from financial risk agencies on the brink of South Africa's VAT hike, Mphuthumi Ntabeni considers the world's current financial trajectory - where the rich get richer and the poor are left behind - an... More »

Libraries: an escape, an investment

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The South African National Library was established 200 years ago in 1818. The fact that it still exists today is a testament to the courage and dedication of many generations of librarians, whose love and passion for maintaining the records, literary works and... More »

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