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Former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

LETTER: No ‘Bantu’ wars against Khoisan

Beyond the amaXhosa, Nelson Mandela was not the only abaThembu whose DNA tests reveal a part-San ancestry

LETTER: Golden Zimbabwe


Who is this we? Is Zimbabwe now a part of SA?

LETTER: ANC must revisit its media beliefs

Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Ruling party forgets cornerstones of our democracy — freedom of expression and freedom of the press and other media

LETTER: Not a new messiness


Romer’s cool new term may reflect the modern zeitgeist, but the underlying phenomenon is much older

LETTER: MBA a smorgasbord


MBAs not designed to 'turn aspiring young graduates into financial whiz-kids' because they cover business administration

LETTER: Narrow interests rule

A Russian SU-34 bomber is prepared for flight at the Syrian Hmeymim airbase, outside Latakia, Syria. Russia says its aircraft are bombing Islamic State facilities. Picture: EPA/RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY

Syria and region has become a centrepiece of deadly ideological conflicts whose calamitous effects ring throughout the world

LETTER: Syrian confusion

Refugees are pushed down from the road by police on the M5 highway near Roszke village at the Hungarian-Serbian border on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/CSABA SEGESVARI

Syrian crisis has exposed the irrelevance of the current UN structures in tackling global conflicts

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The Third Umpire

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. The appeal court ruling against Hlaudi Motsoeneng not only means the SABC must hold a disciplinary hearing, but reinforces the argument that her findings have teeth.

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Public Investment Corporation CEO Daniel Matjila, for keeping his options open concerning AB InBev’s bid for SABMiller. His main responsibility is to beneficiaries, and a 44% premium on the price is not to be sneezed at.

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter, whose bid to control an internal corruption probe has been thwarted after he and his possible successor, Michel Platini, were provisionally suspended for 90 days by Fifa’s ethics committee.

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