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Ben Trovato

Throw 'em a chunk of charred meat and some sea views

White South Africans, much like white sharks, are one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet.

Thatcher shared qualities with Mandela and Mbeki

Margaret Thatcher famously told her Conservative Party at its conference in Brighton in October 1980: "The lady's not for turning."

Hogarth

Hogarth 27 May 2012

Hogarth does not suffer fools lightly and is compulsive reading for the millions of South Africans who share this intolerance.

Jonathan Jansen

Seven simple steps for final exam success

Sound advice for Grade 12 students facing the last hurdles.

Jonny Steinberg

We'll reap whirlwind from discordant discourse we're showing

Politicians will live to regret whipping up 'pretend insurgencies' as a way of masking their own problems

Justice Malala

Lies won't save SA, Zuma

I am glad that President Jacob Zuma has finally joined the rest of us ordinary South Africans. I am glad that, like the rest of us, he gets depressed. Like the rest of us, he now often contemplates other shores when he opens his newspapers in the morning.

Marcia Klein

Facebook listing hype turns out to be damp squib

It is shocking that one of the biggest listings ever, which took place under so much scrutiny, could have been such a fiasco.

Marvin Meintjies

When vindication is another beast entirely

Have Cele and Zille really been let off the hook, as they claim?

Megan Power

A trail through insurance jungle

Tips on saving time and money when protecting your belongings

Mondli Makhanya

Damn the logic, but admire the fancy survival footwork

And if we are to believe Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the nation's safety is secure

Safer roads start with us

It was the subject of my first column and I return to it for this, my last. Many people have died on our roads. Many more will die today, tomorrow, this weekend, next week and next month - until we do something to turn the tide.

S'Thembiso Msomi

Schizoid Zuma at odds with party election plan

A week is indeed a very long time in politics. Barely seven days ago, President Jacob Zuma was on a charm offensive, praising the local and foreign media for its contribution "to the progress that South Africa has made in moving from a pariah state status to a thriving vibrant young democracy".

Toby Shapshak

Five years in which the world changed

"Our job as columnists is to throw bricks through windows," that veritable old man of letters Chris Moerdyk told me when I first started writing this column nearly six years ago.

Andrea Burgener

The spear of the nation has once again sprung

Andre Burgener has been immersed in all things food since she took over the making of the family's lunch box sandwiches aged eight (her mom could make a mean creme brulee and a staggering souffle, but could never butter the bread all the way to the edges.

Filthy, caustic fun and the push to remember the Great War

Short, sharp guidance and observations from a journalist with attitude. All books available from Exclusives

Archie Henderson

Meyer misses small picture

Heyneke Meyer, a man of much anxiety, can relax.

Arthur Goldstuck

SignPost: Ripping the tablet envelope to shreds

People used to talk about "pushing the envelope" when the limits of what had appeared possible were challenged. In the age of e-mail, the concept of the envelope is somewhat archaic. And in the age of accelerating consumer technology advances, merely "pushing" seems to disregard what is actually possible.

And the dishiest ran away with the spoon

The Bandit has already scoffed one of Annette's jam and butter vetkoek when he spots a graceful tannie, head tilted back slightly, her unfocused blue eyes pools of unashamed bliss, her lips parted slightly in anticipation of another steaming spoonful of cinnamon- and sugar-sprinkled melkkos.

Ben Trovato

Throw 'em a chunk of charred meat and some sea views

White South Africans, much like white sharks, are one of the most misunderstood animals on the planet.

Bareng-Batho Kortjaas

Let's move on and nurture our young ones

Safa must be aware that a new coach won't cure Bafana, who resemble a bed-ridden patient battling chronic ailments

Barry Ronge

Spit & Polish: 10 June 202

Don't expect friendly neighbours if your alarm is left to wail while you are away

Thatcher shared qualities with Mandela and Mbeki

Margaret Thatcher famously told her Conservative Party at its conference in Brighton in October 1980: "The lady's not for turning."

Bruce Gorton

Rhino vs gang victims a false dilemma

The Patriotic Alliance recently came out and proclaimed that rhinos are more valued than the victims of gangs, and that not as many rhinos are dying.

Carlos Amato

Igesund was a tad too harsh

GIiven that my own management skills are barely stronger than those of the average kudu, I am ill-qualified to lecture anybody on the art of national team coaching.

Crispian Olver

Every day is Mother Earth Day

In 2009 the General Assembly of the UNestablished, by consensus, April 22 as International Mother Earth Day.

David Kibuuka

Brazil hosts like we play soccer

The best thing about travelling to Brazil is that you don't need a visa when you travel on a South African passport. This is fantastic because, as a person who used to hold only a Ugandan passport, visa offices are like a firing squad to me.

Things are looking up for Dow

Last week was the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, an event that signalled the start of the financial crisis, an issue that to this day dominates media headlines and governs monetary and fiscal policy in most advanced economies.

Firdose Moonda

Proteas will win big again if they unscramble their minds

Nagpur's nickname, "Orange City", could easily be a reference to the sun. It burns the colour it did when South Africa played India in the 2011 World Cup. The week leading up to the clash was when this column was born.

Rat-tat-tat! This is how we roll now?

I spent last weekend at my parents' house in KwaZulu-Natal - and discovered a "game" that chilled me to the marrow.

Hogarth

Hogarth 27 May 2012

Hogarth does not suffer fools lightly and is compulsive reading for the millions of South Africans who share this intolerance.

Jackie May

Seeing red about 'Grey'

Fifty Shades of Grey won't leave me alone.

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Don't let those bad bears scare you, Goldilocks

Much as the bears may crow at the almighty headbutt that hit stocks in the developed world on Friday, don't get too excited.

Jonathan Jansen

Seven simple steps for final exam success

Sound advice for Grade 12 students facing the last hurdles.

Jonny Steinberg

We'll reap whirlwind from discordant discourse we're showing

Politicians will live to regret whipping up 'pretend insurgencies' as a way of masking their own problems

Justice Malala

Lies won't save SA, Zuma

I am glad that President Jacob Zuma has finally joined the rest of us ordinary South Africans. I am glad that, like the rest of us, he gets depressed. Like the rest of us, he now often contemplates other shores when he opens his newspapers in the morning.

Lihle Z Mtshali

Trump joins White House raffle race

MITT Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and presumptive Republican presidential candidate, is taking a leaf out of President Barack Obama's book and offering a chance to win dinner with a celebrity as an incentive to potential donors.

Marcia Klein

Facebook listing hype turns out to be damp squib

It is shocking that one of the biggest listings ever, which took place under so much scrutiny, could have been such a fiasco.

Marvin Meintjies

When vindication is another beast entirely

Have Cele and Zille really been let off the hook, as they claim?

Matthew Lester

Matthew Lester

Estate duty dodge is just silly

One still often hears that old brag: "I've got this bright accountant/lawyer who has set up all my properties in separate companies and trusts. Since my spouse and I are directors/trustees, we won't ever pay estate duty."

Megan Power

A trail through insurance jungle

Tips on saving time and money when protecting your belongings

Mondli Makhanya

Damn the logic, but admire the fancy survival footwork

And if we are to believe Yvonne Chaka Chaka, the nation's safety is secure

Ndumiso Ngcobo

Walking the high wire

In my weekly musing I often refer to the odd assortment of philistines I loosely call my friends as "the riffraff I consort with" to the amusement of many readers.

SideBar: Spilling the beans

Admen are not joking when they say Red Bull gives you wings: three billion cans of the stuff are sold each year. Amy Winehouse, the torch-song diva who flew too close to the flame, was a big fan, apparently.

Nikita Ramkissoon

Let me tell you a love story

It was 15 years ago when we met you, our little golden fur bundle of joy. You came into our lives like a little tornado with floppy ears, a tiny woof and puppy high-fives galore.

Shrink Rap and Supernanny

Give only when you do it with joy

I often give to beggars, but feel bad sometimes when I don't want to engage

Nothing to wax lyrical about

I don't think I've ever heard a pleasant waxing story. No one ever says: "You know what, I've just had the loveliest wax, I feel so relaxed."

Lekker to Stellenbosch some okes

DID you know that you can use the word "Stellenbosch" as a verb?

Petina Gappah

Safer roads start with us

It was the subject of my first column and I return to it for this, my last. Many people have died on our roads. Many more will die today, tomorrow, this weekend, next week and next month - until we do something to turn the tide.

Phylicia Oppelt

When 'what if' is more than just a jolly little game...

Today we're going to play a game of "what if".

Avusa Public Editor

Honesty is the best policy

In the time of instant communication, neither newspaper nor spin doctor can buy the public's trust with lies

Redi Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi

Falsehoods won't placate their anger

Aristotle believed that the youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. As South Africa marks 37 years since the historic student march of 1976, it is worth reminding ourselves why those young people risked all and faced the might of the apartheid police.

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Which Haka will Boks get?

One of my preoccupations as a rugby fan is figuring out which Haka the All Blacks will unfurl before a Test match.

Shanthini Naidoo

GeekChic: 17 June 2012

Move over Jersey Shore, for the Real Housewives of Planet Mars. The latest plan for permanent human settlement on the red planet, Mars One, is 10 years away from kick-off, says Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp.

S'Thembiso Msomi

Schizoid Zuma at odds with party election plan

A week is indeed a very long time in politics. Barely seven days ago, President Jacob Zuma was on a charm offensive, praising the local and foreign media for its contribution "to the progress that South Africa has made in moving from a pariah state status to a thriving vibrant young democracy".

Tiara Walters

Heart, soil and revolution

The chief chef at the Mount Nelson is cooking up an earth-friendly crusade. The Mount Nelson has been through the wars, all right.

Toby Shapshak

Five years in which the world changed

"Our job as columnists is to throw bricks through windows," that veritable old man of letters Chris Moerdyk told me when I first started writing this column nearly six years ago.

Andrea Burgener

The spear of the nation has once again sprung

Andre Burgener has been immersed in all things food since she took over the making of the family's lunch box sandwiches aged eight (her mom could make a mean creme brulee and a staggering souffle, but could never butter the bread all the way to the edges.

Filthy, caustic fun and the push to remember the Great War

Short, sharp guidance and observations from a journalist with attitude. All books available from Exclusives

And the dishiest ran away with the spoon

The Bandit has already scoffed one of Annette's jam and butter vetkoek when he spots a graceful tannie, head tilted back slightly, her unfocused blue eyes pools of unashamed bliss, her lips parted slightly in anticipation of another steaming spoonful of cinnamon- and sugar-sprinkled melkkos.

Barry Ronge

Spit & Polish: 10 June 202

Don't expect friendly neighbours if your alarm is left to wail while you are away

Crispian Olver

Every day is Mother Earth Day

In 2009 the General Assembly of the UNestablished, by consensus, April 22 as International Mother Earth Day.

Rat-tat-tat! This is how we roll now?

I spent last weekend at my parents' house in KwaZulu-Natal - and discovered a "game" that chilled me to the marrow.

Jackie May

Seeing red about 'Grey'

Fifty Shades of Grey won't leave me alone.

Lihle Z Mtshali

Trump joins White House raffle race

MITT Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and presumptive Republican presidential candidate, is taking a leaf out of President Barack Obama's book and offering a chance to win dinner with a celebrity as an incentive to potential donors.

Mantombi Makhubele

Celebs splash out

One day I'm painting a school in Soweto, and the next I'm off to a ball in corporate Midrand

Ndumiso Ngcobo

Walking the high wire

In my weekly musing I often refer to the odd assortment of philistines I loosely call my friends as "the riffraff I consort with" to the amusement of many readers.

SideBar: Spilling the beans

Admen are not joking when they say Red Bull gives you wings: three billion cans of the stuff are sold each year. Amy Winehouse, the torch-song diva who flew too close to the flame, was a big fan, apparently.

Luke Alfred and Liam Del Carme

Shrink Rap and Supernanny

Give only when you do it with joy

I often give to beggars, but feel bad sometimes when I don't want to engage

Tiara Walters

Heart, soil and revolution

The chief chef at the Mount Nelson is cooking up an earth-friendly crusade. The Mount Nelson has been through the wars, all right.

Dan Retief

Saru's self-inflicted King-size headache

THERE'S a word for the South African Rugby Union's handling of their Southern Kings predicament - disingenuous.

Firdose Moonda

Proteas will win big again if they unscramble their minds

Nagpur's nickname, "Orange City", could easily be a reference to the sun. It burns the colour it did when South Africa played India in the 2011 World Cup. The week leading up to the clash was when this column was born.

Archie Henderson

Meyer misses small picture

Heyneke Meyer, a man of much anxiety, can relax.

Bareng-Batho Kortjaas

Let's move on and nurture our young ones

Safa must be aware that a new coach won't cure Bafana, who resemble a bed-ridden patient battling chronic ailments

Mike Moon

Second bite at English cherry

Seers, soothsayers and theological harbingers are emerging from wooden hangouts to cry that the Second Coming of Christ is upon us. This is because the civil war in Syria has started to look uncannily like certain descriptive passages in Christian and Muslim texts that foretell the return of Jesus.

Carlos Amato

Igesund was a tad too harsh

GIiven that my own management skills are barely stronger than those of the average kudu, I am ill-qualified to lecture anybody on the art of national team coaching.

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Which Haka will Boks get?

One of my preoccupations as a rugby fan is figuring out which Haka the All Blacks will unfurl before a Test match.

Tightheads & Loose Balls: 24 June

Bok captain Jean de Villiers was quizzed about his "new" midfield partner, Wynand Olivier, on the eve of yesterday's test.

Luke Alfred and Liam Del Carme

Sunday Times staff

Benni shows he can walk the talk

BENNI McCarthy's end-of-season heroics for Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium could turn out to be a mixed blessing. With two superb goals like that, especially that delicious 90th-minute free kick, is anyone going to be able to stop the glib one from talking now? We say: Talk, Benni, talk. Talk all you want. You deserve it and South African football is all the better for it.

CSA Media Briefing

Decision review has reversed AK Khan's not-out verdict

The Times Editorial: Disgraced cricket boss Gerald Majola has managed to survive for the moment, having been placed on suspension with full pay until a disciplinary inquiry.

File photograph of  Facebook page

Even the most evil of criminals must be given justice

The Times Editorial: An expression of gratitude by a Facebook group to Durban's disbanded Organised Crime Unit has raised serious concerns about justice in this country.

Judiciary is turning out to be where angels fear to tread

The Times Editorial: The Judicial Service Commission has expressed its concern over the dearth of suitable candidates for South Africa's senior courts.

Cosatu may have missed a trick with its e-tolling protest

The Times Editorial: Hundreds of thousands of people are poised to take to the streets across the country today in support of Cosatu's demand for the scrapping of Gauteng's controversial e-tolling system.

With Juju out of the way ANC must get back to governing

The Times Editorial: There are many South Africans who hope Wednesday night's verdict on ANC Youth League president Julius Malema signals the end of an ANC era dominated by a rabble-rouser.

We are none the wiser on ANC's views on judiciary

The Times Editorial: The much-anticipated document on the transformation of the judiciary was finally released yesterday, but left much confusion in its wake.

Syria will test all Kofi Annan's powers of persuasion

The Times Editorial: The appointment of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan as the UN-Arab League joint special envoy on Syria is a significant milestone in the international community's response to one of the world's most pressing humanitarian crises.

Handling of news about Madiba shows lessons were learned

The Times Editorial: News of former president Nelson Mandela's hospitalisation, and renewed speculation about the state of the world leader's health, has dominated the news in recent days.

South African Minister of Finance Gordhan speaks during a news conference before his 2012 Budget Speech at Parliament in Cape Town

Gordhan's shift to investment bodes well for the country

The Times Editorial: The main thrusts of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget - the shift from consumption expenditure to investment - is exactly what the country needs if we hope to see any substantial growth in the economy, and, in turn, any real possibility of wide-scale job creation.

Government still far from a solution to land redistribution

The Times Editorial: Statements by Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder on Wednesday about South Africa's land redistribution have elicited wide reaction - including from President Jacob Zuma.

SA must support calls for protection of ordinary Syrians

The Times Editorial: The world was told on Tuesday that Syria's deeply unpopular president, Bashar al-Assad, had promised that he would bring an end to the bloodshed that has claimed at least 5400 lives as his forces battle to put down a widespread uprising.

No more slogans, no more history: we want answers now

The Times Editorial: President Jacob Zuma will have to up his game tomorrow and give the nation hope that his administration will make 2012 a better year for all.

ANC's lack of clarity on nationalisation deters investors

The Times Editorial: Trevor Manuel, speaking last year at a business function, called the nationalisation of mines "a seriously bad idea".

Juju might still have a fighting chance but he is now alone

The Times Editorial: Two scenes on Saturday said it all. In Julius Malema's hometown of Seshego, young people celebrated, burning T-shirts with the ANC Youth League leader's face on it.

Mosimane needs a little humility, and a great team

The Times Editorial: Just three weeks ago Pitso Mosimane told us he is one of the best football coaches in Africa. Yesterday, his employers made it clear they did not agree with the Bafana coach's conceit.

Tribunal seeks chapter and verse on print media

The Times Editorial: The ANC yesterday gave its clearest indication yet of its vision for the media appeals tribunal it wants to establish to regulate the print media.

Plan to get parents involved in children's education welcomed

The Times Editorial: The Department of Basic Education's announcement of new guidelines in the selection of school governing bodies has been widely welcomed.

It's up to Africa to rid Libya and its neighbours of arms

The Times Editorial: The removal of Muammar Gaddafi, which was meant to bring about peace in Libya, seems to have caused problems for neighbouring countries.

Mbalula is right: get them young and transform sport

The Times Editorial: Whatever his problems might be in the corridors of ANC power, Fikile Mbalula continues to impress as the minister of sport. Yesterday's address to business people was another example of this.

Admit it, dear King, you are a hardcore homophobe

The Times Editorial: Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini's household yesterday denied he made anti-gay statements at the weekend, saying the comments ascribed to him by The Times were a "reckless interpretation".

Deadly terror attacks threaten stability in Nigeria

The Times Editorial: Nigeria has long been plagued by incidents of sectarian violence in its mainly Muslim north, strikes in its big cities and sporadic unrest and kidnappings in the oil-rich Niger delta.

Intervention in Limpopo laudable but overdue

The Times Editorial: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's pronouncements on the affairs of Limpopo are both shocking and encouraging.

New SABC boss faces mountain of obstacles

The appointment of Lulama Mokhobo as group CEO at the SABC has been widely welcomed.

CSA Sponsorship Annoucement

Clearing the bonus debacle will restore Cricket SA's image

The Times Editorial: Cricket SA, with an annual budget of just over R700-million, is the richest sports body in the country. Even so, it can't afford to haemorrhage money the way it's been doing over the past few months.

ANC bigwigs honour Chief Albert Luthuli

Let us celebrate the ANC we once knew

Sunday Times Editorial: THE ANC has survived as a political force for 100 years, in the face of one of the world's most oppressive states and, perhaps even more impressively, after 17 years as a post-liberation ruling party.

We live in interesting times and 2012 will be just as eventful

The Times Editorial: It's been a year of natural disasters, political upheaval, economic meltdown, royal weddings and unbridled joy on the sports fields - and we can probably expect more of the same in 2012.

Taking a cane to education excellence

Sunday Times Editorial: A LANDMARK judgment has given the Department of Education the power to determine class sizes and to control admissions at all of its schools. This power was previously in the hands of school governing bodies. In his decision, Judge Boissie Mbha seeks to put an end to racially skewed admissions in "traditionally white areas".

Heath must go - now

Sunday Times Editorial: FORMER judge Willem Heath is obviously not suitable to head the corruption-busting Special Investigating Unit.

Heath a liability in Zuma's campaign for re-election

The Times Editorial: Comments by Willem Heath, newly rehired to lead the Special Investigating Unit, have had the unintended consequence of rousing the ire of former president Thabo Mbeki.

We're paying dearly for ANC's cadre deployment policy

The Times Editorial: The cabinet's announcement on Monday that three provinces - Free State, Gauteng and Limpopo - will receive "special" attention from the national government is dismaying.

Mbalula on a sticky wicket in attempt to clean up cricket

The Times Editorial: When the Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, set up the commission to investigate the financial affairs of South African cricket he urged Judge Chris Nicholson to report back before Christmas. The judge appears to be on course to meet that deadline.

Little joy at fall of Selebi, the deeply flawed struggle hero

The Times Editorial: No one with a modicum of humanity would take pleasure at the unedifying sight of someone of pensionable age being carted off to prison from his hospital bed.

A friend in need is a friend indeed when elections draw near

The Times Editorial: As South Africa commemorated the second Black Tuesday yesterday - showing its disapproval of the Protection of State Information Bill - President Jacob Zuma dropped a bombshell by announcing the appointment of a close ally to a vital anti-corruption position.

Secrecy bill ushers us into a darker age

Sunday Times Editorial: A SHADOW passed over South Africa this week. On Monday we were a free people living in a free country. Then, on a day that will forever bear the title Black Tuesday, we stepped through the looking glass into a new country, one where the shadows are deeper, where a chill wind promises a coming storm.

COP17 flawed - but vital

Sunday Times Editorial: TOMORROW marks the start of an important two-week international meeting in Durban on climate change. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) reaches South Africa at a time when there is growing evidence that unless remedial action is taken urgently, the world is headed for catastrophic climate change.

Nicholson inquiry is SA cricket's last chance to save itself

The Times Editorial: Now that Judge Chris Nicholson has decided to open his cricket inquiry to the public perhaps we will see some of the game's dirty washing hung out to dry - and find the real scoundrels in the bonus scandal.

Ruling party MPs should hang their heads in shame

The Times Editorial: As expected, the ANC used its majority to steamroll through the Protection of State Information Bill yesterday, brushing aside sustained protests from the media, the opposition and even its alliance partner Cosatu.

An unequal contest with the truth

The Times Editorial: Truth does indeed have immense power; yet it remains extremely elusive. No single person, no body of opinion, no political or religious doctrine, no political party or government can claim to have a monopoly on truth. It has therefore always been our contention that laws, mores, practices and prejudices that place constraints on freedom of expression are a disservice to society. Indeed, these are the devices employed by falsehood to lend it strength in its unequal contest with truth.

Hard choices ahead - are our leaders up to the challenge?

The Times Editorial: The National Planning Commission, chaired by Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, on Friday unveiled its National Development Plan - and the figures look bleak.

SA could be in for a bumpy ride if Juju plays his cards right

The Times Editorial: Anyone who believes Julius Malema is a spent force following the ruling by the ANC's national disciplinary committee that he be suspended for five years has another think coming.

Fight against drink abuse must be extended to drugs

The Times Editorial: Those who doubt that South Africa is in the grip of an alcoholism and drug-dependency crisis would have been quickly disabused if they had sat in on yesterday's presentation to parliament's social development committee.

Unions should be made to pull unruly strikers into line

The Times Editorial: Pressure is mounting on unions to rein in wayward members when they take to the streets.

A step taken, but much still to repair

Sunday Times Editorial: AFTER a year of dangerous prevarication - one during which this newspaper's staff were detained, bugged and treated as if they had committed treason - President Jacob Zuma has finally done the right thing. His decision to fire the Public Works Minister, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, and the Local Government Minister, Sicelo Shiceka, finally restored some confidence that South Africa's political system can take on graft.

Crippling lack of backbone

Sunday Times Editorial: IT would be folly to dismiss the two-day "economic freedom march" by the ANC Youth League as merely another episode in the unfolding political drama ahead of next year's ruling party national conference.

Investigation of arms deal overdue but to be applauded

The Times Editorial: Corruption allegations related to the R60-billion arms deal, which have troubled our body politic for more than 10 years, will finally be properly investigated.

ANC can't allow youth league to terrorise our cities

The Times Editorial: Businesses, schools and nervous homeowners along the route of the ANC Youth League's march for ''economic freedom'' were yesterday finalising various contingency plans should the protest turn violent.

South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during a media briefing at the Union Building in Pretoria

Dithering Zuma acts at last but we must keep up the pressure

The Times Editorial: The sacking yesterday of two ministers and the suspension of the national police commissioner have been welcomed by all, but the credit should go to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Africa has much to learn from Gaddafi's inglorious fate

The Times Editorial: The killing yesterday of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in his home town of Sirte at the hands of his own people, should be a lesson to politicians around the world that people power will always triumph.

State turns blind eye to corruption, wastes our taxes

The Times Editorial: National police commissioner Bheki Cele yesterday confirmed in parliament that a deposed provincial police crime intelligence boss was paid millions to go away.

This nation must protect its children

Sunday Times Editorial: This week, Shireen de Waal faced the worst news a mother can receive. Her teenage daughter, Louise, had been kidnapped, raped, murdered and burnt beyond recognition. Last week, Caroline Nkone was confronted with the news that the mutilated remains of her three-year-old son, Athenkosi, had been found in a suitcase in a neighbour's shack.

Play fair with sports fans

Sunday Times Editorial:IT is stating the obvious to say our national sports teams are nothing without their fans. And we have some of the world's best fans. Witness those who turned out to welcome the Springboks back from the Rugby World Cup earlier this week.

Social unrest looms as millions of youths face unemployment

The Times Editorial: It is all too easy to ignore the human face of a statistic - whether it is crime, Aids or, in this case, unemployment in South Africa.

Season opens with administrators on a sticky wicket

The Times Editorial: The cricket season gets off with a bang at Newlands tomorrow night when the Proteas take on old rivals Australia in a Twenty20 game. It promises to be a full house and the prospect of big hitting at the foot of Devil's Peak will ensure the fans go home happy.

End of a colourful era as De Villiers opts to step down

The Times Editorial: Love him or hate him, rugby will be poorer without Peter de Villiers. The Springbok coach has declared his intention to step down, a decision that will provoke relief, sympathy and even some sadness, probably not in equal measure.

President Jacob Zuma. File photo.

SA's Zulufication has shaken Zuma's support base

The Times Editorial: President Jacob Zuma's approval ratings have taken a dip, according to a survey.

Dewani: SA needs to make good on its promises

The Times Editorial: Wealthy British businessman Shrien Dewani is a step closer to standing trial in South Africa for the murder of his new wife, Anni.

Basson no mere pawn in apartheid's war on freedom

The Times Editorial: Wouter Basson's name will always be synonymous with apartheid, irrespective of the fact that a court has acquitted him of charges of direct responsibility in its crimes.

We can honour Maathai's legacy by continuing her work

There is a story about Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, that illustrates the power of her life.

President Jacob Zuma. File photo.

Zuma up against it as he tries to steer through the storm

The Times Editorial: Our president faces a trying week. Jacob Zuma arrived home yesterday from the US, where his schedule included leading the South African team to the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, attending the UN's high-level meeting on Libya, and receiving an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Texas Southern University, in Houston.

Long-suffering Palestine bypassed by Arab Spring

The Times Editorial: Two issues are dominating proceedings at the UN General Assembly right now - one a source of profound hope for democrats everywhere, the other an enduring flashpoint that continues to divide world leaders.

Things are looking up for Dow

Last week was the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers, an event that signalled the start of the financial crisis, an issue that to this day dominates media headlines and governs monetary and fiscal policy in most advanced economies.

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Don't let those bad bears scare you, Goldilocks

Much as the bears may crow at the almighty headbutt that hit stocks in the developed world on Friday, don't get too excited.

Marcia Klein

Facebook listing hype turns out to be damp squib

It is shocking that one of the biggest listings ever, which took place under so much scrutiny, could have been such a fiasco.

Matthew Lester

Matthew Lester

Estate duty dodge is just silly

One still often hears that old brag: "I've got this bright accountant/lawyer who has set up all my properties in separate companies and trusts. Since my spouse and I are directors/trustees, we won't ever pay estate duty."

Lekker to Stellenbosch some okes

DID you know that you can use the word "Stellenbosch" as a verb?

Marcia Klein

Facebook listing hype turns out to be damp squib

It is shocking that one of the biggest listings ever, which took place under so much scrutiny, could have been such a fiasco.