Talking Point 16.5.2017 06:46 pm

The SA government hasn’t given up the fight for nuclear

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power stations.

Nuclear energy in South Africa is a highly contested issue; so much so that a court recently ruled against the government’s plans to issue a contract for the construction of eight new nuclear power stations.

The SA government hasn’t given up the fight for nuclear image
Why working with men could help efforts to combat violence against women image
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Why working with men could help efforts to combat violence against women

Numerous studies have noted that South Africa is an extremely violent country with high rates of interpersonal violence and homicide.
Ramaphosa’s Marikana massacre ‘apology’ is disingenuous and dishonest image
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Ramaphosa’s Marikana massacre ‘apology’ is disingenuous and dishonest

His apology for his role in the 2012 Marikana massacre has no credibility, as there wasn’t full disclosure.
It’s time for SABC to be broken up and sold to real businesspeople image
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It’s time for SABC to be broken up and sold to real businesspeople

The latest ridiculous demand for TV licence fees on cellphones should be the last straw.
White monopoly capital: good politics, bad sociology, worse economics image
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White monopoly capital: good politics, bad sociology, worse economics

Many would like to consign the polarising debate about “white monopoly capitalism” (WMC) in South Africa to the margins.
Can God still find a seat in an SA classroom? image
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Can God still find a seat in an SA classroom?

A landmark court case will examine the fairness of an education system that seems to prioritise Christianity at schools.
Zuma’s attack on capital is digging SA into a deeper hole image
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Zuma’s attack on capital is digging SA into a deeper hole

Attacking ‘white monopoly capital’ is really doing no one any favours.
As ANC implodes, Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite his own history image
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As ANC implodes, Thabo Mbeki tries to rewrite his own history

As South Africa’s political climate goes from fractious to feverish, with protests mounting against the embattled president, Jacob Zuma, a former national leader and titan of the ANC has waded into the fray.
Rachel Dolezal: why ignoring the painful past of ‘passing’ is indefensible image
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Rachel Dolezal: why ignoring the painful past of ‘passing’ is indefensible

In 2015, American Rachel Dolezal captured the public imagination when the media discovered that she was white and had been passing as black for nearly a decade.
National minimum wage could hurt small firms, rural workers image
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National minimum wage could hurt small firms, rural workers

Vulnerable sectors may cut jobs without the support.
Court ruling on Zuma’s nuclear deal is a marker of South Africa’s political health image
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Court ruling on Zuma’s nuclear deal is a marker of South Africa’s political health

So why is Zuma still pushing for the deal to go ahead? One source of pressure might be the Russians.
More than an oppressor’s language: reclaiming the hidden history of Afrikaans image
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More than an oppressor’s language: reclaiming the hidden history of Afrikaans

The language of Afrikaans remains a contested issue in South Africa. The controversy over the medium of instruction at traditionally Afrikaans universities such as Stellenbosch has brought this to the fore again.