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Zuma might at last be getting it right on economy

Once he actually got to speak last night, President Jacob Zuma delivered a State of the Nation speech that was, in the main, surprisingly business friendly, even if it was often short on detail.

Dear Mr President, today cannot be business as usual

Mr president, it is that time of the year again that you must address this nation on matters of life and death.

Deliver services before reducing the number of provinces

It's not the number of provinces that counts but the quality of services delivered to voters.

Economic decline can still be halted - if we act now

President Jacob Zuma was widely derided last month for his belated admission that our economy was ''sick'' only a few weeks after declaring that it was ''not all gloom and doom''.

Test for AU as coup pre-empts planned democratic elections

Once again, the democratic aspirations of a long-suffering African nation have been dashed.

Open borders a great idea - but there's a problem

Is Africa ready for an open-borders system that would allow its people free movement between nations and speed the development of continent-wide trade?

New arms deals must not be a replay of the last disaster

South Africans could be forgiven for having an abiding aversion to the purchase of weapons systems and armaments on any scale.

Youth agency is there for SA youth, not a few cadres

There is a good story coming out of the National Youth Development Agency.

Cousin 'Homo naledi' scrambles what we thought we knew

There was a time when our ancestry stretched back in a neat straight line, with each relative's knuckles hanging just a tad higher above the ground than his forefather's.

Home Affairs must stamp out official abuse of foreigners

In 2008, a wave of xenophobic violence, mainly targeting people from other African countries, engulfed many of our poor neighbourhoods.