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The stand-out meeting of the past week was the Premier’s Co-ordinating Forum (PCF), a statutory quarterly get-together of the Province’s Mayors and the Western Cape cabinet, at which we discuss issues that require intergovernmental co-operation.
Late afternoon shuffle at the Top Bar at Oppikoppi during the tribute show for Drikus 'Brixton ' Barnard who died recently from illness.

Oppikoppi can set the beat for SA's transformation: iLIVE

This past weekend I had the privilege of being invited by a friend to attend the annual Oppikoppi Festival.

Dishonest reporting and cherry picking won't stop climate change: iLIVE

This article is extremely poorly researched and presented in a sensationalist manner. News media should report news items responsibly.

Hunting isn't conservation, it is 'killing for revenue': iLIVE

The World Bank has allocated $700,000 bolster trophy hunting of elephants and lions in Mozambique as a way to preserve wildlife.

Cosatu and the ANC are in a decaying state: iLIVE

Sadtu members at ground level, especially those in the Eastern Cape, should wake up and smell the coffee.

The morning after: Reconciliation after #RhodesHasFallen: iLIVE

Suntosh R Pillay reflects on being a Mandela Rhodes Scholar in a society grappling with complex paradoxes and messy nation-building

Cecil John Rhodes had a role in history, leave the statue alone: iLIVE

I too was and am part of the struggle, but seriously people, you are educated.

If Rhodes statue is removed, students must pay back bursaries into trust: iLIVE

If Mr. Rhodes is undeserving of his place, those that wish him removed must pay back the money the same day.

What does Kekana clan offer community for free land: iLIVE

What does the Kekana clan offers to the community in exchange of gratis land? Do they guarantee that the land will be as economically productive as it currently or potentially is, and will it have continuous economic value if the land claim is successful?

On the front lines with Hout Bay heroes battling the Cape blaze - with video: iLIVE

My name is Peter Anderson, I am a resident in Tierboskloof estate, Hout Bay.

Islamic fundamentalists stabbed my dad to death: iLIVE

Trisha Ahmed, the daughter of slain atheist blogger and Bengali writer Avijit Roy is urging everyone to share his story in this letter that first appeared on Facebook, and was then republished at the International Humanist and Ethical Union.

Tshwane's rules and ethics committee a kangaroo court, says DA: iLIVE

When one studies law, the very first thing that one learns is that there are rules of natural justice. The first rule that is taught is "audi alteram partem" which is a Latin phrase that means "listen to the other side", or "let the other side be heard as well".

Racist students assaulted me at University of Stellenbosch: iLIVE

In the early hours of Saturday morning, I was assaulted and knocked out cold by fellow students following my intervention in a racially-charged incident at a fast-food outlet in Stellenbosch.

DNA database no threat to civil rights: iLIVE

Mary de Haas' letter "Protect your DNA from cops" which appeared in The Times today (23/2/2015) refers.

Why take decades to determine inappropriateness of school names: iLIVE

Dear Lord in Heaven – does it take decades to determine that a school’s name is inappropriate?

SONA parliamentary poltricking us down road to nowhere: iLIVE

Playing politics or poltricks? What happened to robust engagement.

If EFF has questions, they should be allowed to ask: iLIVE

If the government was doing a great job, things like this wouldn't even occur in parliament.

Thug to Thug - Gayton McKenzie's harsh open letter to Julius Malema: iLIVE

Julius Malema, our Conmander in Thief, you haven’t held back in expressing your disdain for me. So allow me to respond. Pull up a chair.