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The car guard that taught me life lessons

Peter John Moses looks back at a time when he thought car guards were a contribution to unemployment and how he was wrong.

The fault in our national consciousness

With labels of "traitor" and "terrorist" easily applied, and fingers pointing in all directions at corruption, Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes a step back and looks at the differences between patriotism and nationalism and why we need to be cautious of "skunk political leadership".

Sex and sensibility

All South Africans must have access to basic human rights including sex workers - who are often the most marginalised in our society. Danielle Hoffmester considers the arguments for criminalising, legalising and decriminalising sex work in South Africa.

When padding an issue is the only thing to do

There are few things that a school-going girl should worry about. A period getting in the way of learning should never be one of them.

Uganda receives one million South Sudanese refugees

The tally of South Sudanese refugees entering Uganda for shelter and safety marked 1 million this week, in what is now the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.

Kenyan bishops decry post-election violence

With violent protests and several deaths in the wake of Kenya's Aug. 8 presidential election, the nation's bishops have lamented the  violence and called for respect for the democratic process.

The ushering in of South Africa’s Age of Demagogues

Mphuthumi Ntabeni compares the current demise of ethics in the ANC with observations made by ancient philosophers of Ancient Greece and Rome. 

Apathy and isolation, not homelessness, a bane on society

Speaking from personal experience, Peter John Moses grapples with the everyday sight of poverty and asks why we can't all do more. 

Call for conscience in parliament

All Members of Parliament (MPs) have been called to do what is right for the common good as they vote in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

Attempt to dissolve Parliament reckless

Why is the move by opposition parties to dissolve Parliament is “ridiculous, impulsive and reckless”?Russell Pollitt SJ of The Jesuit Institute South Africa explains.

What happens if the vote of no confidence succeeds?

Here's what will happen if the vote of no confidence is passed.

SA’s religious leaders call for country over party

Faith leaders have called on parliamentarians to act with their consciences and not necessarily their party vote.

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