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We need a new national anthem

Max du Preez supports calls for the verses from Die Stem to be removed from our national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.

No dignity in a syringe full of poison

Dr Terry Gilpin writes that there are facilities where trained staff offer counselling and assistance to terminally ill patients face death with dignity.

EFF must avoid tactical blunders

The EFF is in danger of staying in the news, while forgetting the political aims that are the reasons for its very existence, writes Eusebius McKaiser.

Bowlers shine in Assupol title win

Vincent Moore and Corbin Bosch shared seven wickets between them to help Assupol TUKS claim the Red Bull Campus Cricket World finals title with a 40-run win over Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association on Saturday

‘This brutality breaks my heart’

Israel’s people deserve a less unworthy leader than Netanyahu, and a higher vision than that of reducing Gaza to rubble, writes Max Hastings.

ANC walks radical tightrope

Policy double-speak means expectations relating to poverty, inequality and joblessness are not in line with policy outcomes, writes Susan Booysen.

Domingo does not rule out SA win

South Africa coach Russel Domingo left open the possibility that South Africa could still emerge victorious in the second Test despite conceding a lead of 139

Why EFF’s red overalls matter

EFF’s stance has exposed the ANC’s lack of awareness of its own history of using dress symbolically, says Raymond Suttner.

We warned about rental arrears

Residents must work with City of Cape Town as we try to bring about housing redress, says councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli.

How to save Gaza

Outrage won’t end the war in Gaza. But in fact, many of the tools we need are already in place, says William Saletan.

Foreigners get the jobs. Why?

The paradox of high migrant labour employment against high domestic unemployment is hard to make sense of, says Saliem Fakir.

Do we know anything about MH17?

Even those who have managed to get to the site are unable to get a clear picture of what’s happening, says Leonid Bershidsky.

The power behind Muthambi

When a new minister comes in and makes such a bold move it is because Zuma has approved it, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Steyn and Morkel put SA on top

Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel put South Africa within sight of only their third Test win in Sri Lanka with key strikes in the first session on the final day