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All a-jitter: wither Twitter?

With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service - which has long struggled to define its core purpose - might end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions, depending on who buys it.

The Big Read: The lady and the Trump

To understand the US presidential election, imagine two athletes. One who wandered onto the field as if by accident and discovered he could win with natural talent, another who has fought and struggled in the sport for a lifetime.

The Big Read: What would Steve Biko think?

Four weeks ago, on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I arrived at the University of the Witwatersrand to participate in a panel discussion.

The Big Read: The young man and the antlers

Last month a widow took a road trip from Owl Farm, Colorado, to Ketchum, Idaho. On the back seat were a pair of elk antlers, wrapped in brown paper. She was going to meet the Hemingways, and she was nervous about what they'd say.

The Big Read: Sound and fury of a small minority means nothing - except destruction

To the rational mind, the new outbreak of student protests makes no sense.

OPINION: Defiant at his end but was Mandoza the face of a one-hit genre?

In his last ever performance‚ at the controversial Thank You SABC concert‚ a frail and gravely ill Mandoza told his audience that he was still alive‚ and that he was going to rock Orlando stadium. “I’m here tonight to perform for you!” the 38-year-old kwaito star shouted. “To show you the devil is a liar! Devil is a liar!”
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