The Nobel Price for (SA) Peace

The latest furore about statements made by former apartheid president FW de Klerk has raised one very pertinent point: the political considerations that go into the decisions regarding the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. It also raises again the circumstances in which...

A glimmer of hope for youth unemployment

Continually lost in the ongoing row about the mooted youth wage subsidy is the context in which it is being proposed. Not just the national, but the global context. It is a context in which there are fewer and fewer jobs for more and more job seekers. At the same...

Some advice for Jacob Zuma | by Jeremy Gordin

Jeremy Gordin says SA does appear to be in a state of perpetual hysteria these days As icy darkness fell over Johannesburg’s northern suburbs last night and impis of men (sorry, I mean people) armed with the latest painting-defacing tools (cans of paint and...