Christmas and taxes

Christmas and taxes


SALT ROCK, KWA-ZULU NATAL

IT’S Christmas time again. A special time to spend with family and friends. It could have been more special – were it not for the political elite…

Money will play a big role in shaping ANC’s election outcome


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

LOOKING at the African National Congress (ANC)’s upcoming elective conference, one is struck by how close it is. It’s so close that it has become very difficult to…

Can South Africa’s basic education be fixed?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE state of South Africa’s basic education is a topic of constant debate – by political parties, the media, civil organisations and the general public. Even though basic…

Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

TWENTY-two years into democracy, the question of whether black South Africans have made any socio-economic progress remains highly contested. People like Mohammad Amir Anwar, and political parties like…

I’m scared of Julius Malema and the EFF


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

JULIUS Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) assembled in Boipotong Stadium on Friday, to commemorate June 16, Youth Day. Seeing images of huge crowds in red colours…

Sugar tax: It’s about personal freedom


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

FOR us who deeply believe in personal freedom, it is troubling. The notion that South Africa’s political elite unashamedly wants to tax us for consuming sugar and constrict…

An open letter to Professor Jonathan Jansen


DEAR Professor,

I was very saddened to hear that you have resigned as Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State. I found it very hard to swallow.…

Where is Chris Hart?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

I DON’T know about you, but I miss Chris Hart’s shrewd analysis on South Africa’s economic and social issues. I seriously do. I was thinking about him this…

What have white people done for this country?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

OVER the past two weeks, we have all been reminded that the post-1994 South Africa still grapples with racism. That we still have a long way to go…

South Africa’s obsession with race will impede its progress


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AFTER President Jacob Zuma’s flip-flops with the finance ministry last week – sacking Nhlanhla Nene as head of the ministry – and appointing the African National Congress’ backbencher, Desmond van…