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The Big Read: Don't confuse me with facts

The planets, I learned when I was 11, "dance and weave behind the sun".

Ghost of Nkandla comes back to spook the president

If president Jacob Zuma thought that his R7.8-million payment for security and infrastructure upgrades at his Nkandla home would draw a line under this scandal, he was mistaken - the ghost of Nkandla, it seems, refuses to be laid to rest.

Warring cops should heed the rules of the police watchdog

One of the first hot potatoes new Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula wrapped his chops around was the relationship between two important figures in his new portfolio.

The Big Read: We all just want to go home

Earlier this week a man was dragged from a United Airlines flight 3411 between Chicago and Louisville.

Stop the shameless race shaming

South Africa has a long history of race-shaming. It happens when individuals or groups of people are shamed for the simple fact that they are black. Bodies were lined up and hosed down. Heads were inspected for ticks. Pencils tested the spring-tension of hair. Coons were there to be laughed at.