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VBS Heist: The poor get ripped off again

Disturbing details are beginning to emerge of an elaborate billion-rand bank robbery seemingly orchestrated by senior politicians, government officials and top-earning corporate professionals. Media...

Zeroing in on VAT

There has been much talk of zero-rated VAT following the unprecedented increase to 15% earlier this year, just as Nhlanhla Nene the now ex-Minister...

State and Church out of sync with the Times

As we condemn xenophobia and vigilantism, we must not lose sight of why they are on the increase or even too glibly blame the...

Who is my neighbour, really?

Anthony Aduaka unpacks what might be entailed in a tweet that Pope Francis sent in response to a question posed on Twitter by one of...

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Ethics for educators in a time of disaster

On 23 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that schools would close for a second time this year. The reasons given is that...

Natural evil and God: from Voltaire’s “Candide” to Camus’ “The Plague”

Every age has its cataclysm and every generation asks how a loving God can permit suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has so far...

Cut the government some slack

There is a growing weariness and frustration among South Africans as the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's response enter a fifth month....

Tribute to Andrew Mlangeni: champion against corruption

On 21 July 2020, the last remaining Rivonia trialist Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, who jailed with Nelson Mandela during the anti-apartheid struggle, died...