I have written more newsletters about toilets than any other single topic. This is because sanitation is such a basic need -- and such an enormous challenge -- in our context of rapid urbanization.
SA Today: Looking at the Middle East through the Lens of Gandhi
Helen Zille, Leader of the Democratic Alliance
27 July 2014
Last Sunday, the arrival of another cold front tempted me to stay in bed, nurse my flu, and send apologies to the organisers of an event at Cape Town’s St George’s Cathedral.
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At the end of May, the Department of Home Affairs gazetted new regulations that make it considerably harder for citizens of other countries to enter South Africa.
The inquiry established recently by Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu into the demolition of 234 shacks on land in Lwandle (Strand) owned by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) will begin work later this month.
In President Zuma’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) it was encouraging to hear him targeting agriculture as a key job driver. He set a goal of 1 million new jobs in the sector by 2030. That’s a big number, but it’s good to set ambitious targets.
Listening to President Zuma deliver his 7th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday evening, it was hard to tell what year we were in. Swap a few numbers, percentages and dates, and this could have been any of his previous addresses.
Today is Father’s Day. Tomorrow is Youth Day. The sequence makes sense. The bond between these two categories of people should begin with conception, and grow throughout the child’s life.
Snug in my sheepskin slippers under a fluffy knee-blanket, I began this newsletter acutely aware of the situation of the people I am writing about.
When I first stood as a candidate for public office in the 1999 general election, at the ripe middle-age of 48, my late dad advised me: “never complain, never explain”.
The Sunday Times today (18 May) makes false claims about what transpired at a meeting of the DA’s Federal Executive (Fedex) on Friday 16 May.
As I read the Public Protector’s report this week, I tried to calculate how many legal procedures had been flouted in the construction of Zuma’s Nkandla Estate.