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MIRACLES DO HAPPEN: Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Interview Oct 1, 2017 1681
Oscar Pistorius comes full circle. Jan 1, 2016 1313
Plunder of Africa's resources: time for an audit. Column Jan 1, 2016 1330
South Africa: lessons in education. Dec 1, 2015 1895
"The economy is sick" ... even Zuma agrees. Nov 1, 2015 1751
South Africa: looking into the crystal ball. Aug 1, 2015 2059
South Africa: land, statues and Malema. Cover story May 1, 2015 2187
Je suis Trevor' Noah comes to America. Biography May 1, 2015 1509
"We need Africa-centred innovations systems". Interview Mar 1, 2015 1045
In what condition is the state of the nation? Feb 1, 2015 1828
Contract signing: lessons from the battle of Adwa. Feb 1, 2015 1047
Education: how will Africa win the future? Feb 1, 2015 2531
Pistorius: African or European justice. Dec 1, 2014 1271
Bafokeng: Africa's richest ethnic group. Nov 1, 2014 1879
Lessons in justice. Column Oct 1, 2014 1659
Landless blacks: why the impasse continues. Aug 1, 2014 2299
Immigration: pastures not so green. Aug 1, 2014 1391
Can Ramaphosa be the renewal man. Jul 1, 2014 2234
A poisoned chalice: the dilemma of public prosecutors. Jul 1, 2014 1747
Salutations and tributes. Book review Jul 1, 2014 1108
The era of "stomach politics". Cover story Jun 1, 2014 2636
South African education is in serious trouble. May 1, 2014 2326
The Battle of Adwa: when Ethiopia crushed Italy! May 1, 2014 1166
South Africa: the merchants of promises are back in town. Cover story Apr 1, 2014 3322
There is an urgent need for beneficiation! Interview Feb 1, 2014 1914
Has the ANC lost ... elections in April presents a dilemma: as elections loom near in South Africa, in April 2014, scandals and corruption cases appear to be eating dangerously at the ruling ANC's vote. The party is still expected to win but, according to pollsters, it will do so with its vote severely constrained and much blood on its face. Pusch Commey reports from Johannesburg. Feb 1, 2014 2581
What counts in life is not the fact that we have lived: having inspired a better world, Nelson Mandela's rest will be well deserved as he enters into conversation, not with himself, but this time with his ancestors and the world again. And the world cannot thank him enough for his magnificent leadership, writes Pusch Commey. Essay Jan 1, 2014 1220
'How do you write on death when you haven't experienced it?' ... Nelson Mandela to his son-in-law. Interview Dec 1, 2013 3851
South Africa 100 years of landless blacks: the Land Act of 1913 is the root of all the poverty in South Africa. Starting from 1652 when Dutch settlers landed on the southern tip of Africa, followed by the French Huguenots, then Germans, and finally the British, the lives of indigenous Africans on their own land would not be the same. One hundred years on from the Act, the blacks, still without the land, have become even poorer. Oct 1, 2013 1885
Nelson Mandela what will his true legacy be? An exclusive with his daughter. Interview Jul 1, 2013 3718
Xenophobia South Africa's lingering timebomb: as the national hero who embodies peace and reconciliation in South Africa remained critically ill, the ugly head of xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa once again reared its head. Our Johannesburg correspondent Pusch Commey reports on recent attacks. Jul 1, 2013 1913
Oscar Pistorius and the soul of a nation. Essay Apr 1, 2013 2560
Coetzee: 'apartheid's rattlesnake' goes to his grave: Dirk Coetzee (pictured right), died on 7 February unfulfilled, feeling betrayed by his new best friends in the ANC. But, as Pusch Commey reports, who could trust a man to whom life, death, right and wrong were just words, with no meaning? And whose hands dripped with so much blood. Viewpoint essay Apr 1, 2013 855
The destruction of Julius Malema: was Julius Malema, South Africa's "enfant terrible", a champion of the poor, or just another self-seeking political entreprenuer?, asks Pusch Commey. Mar 1, 2013 1369
A home, a party, and a president's future. Feb 1, 2013 2017
Will Zuma survive the bait of Mangaung? Jun 1, 2012 1884
Stabbing the messenger: if there is any lesson to be learnt in South Africa, it is this: "You don't mess with the old timers." They have mastered the art of patience - and the dark science of politics. Julius Malema, the enfant terrible, mastered none of the above. Now he is bleeding badly, reports Pusch Commey from Johannesburg. Mar 1, 2012 1904
100 years of the ANC: but the black man cannot live by political freedom alone! Cover story Feb 1, 2012 2990
Malema down and out? Dec 1, 2011 1269
The Malema dilemma. Nov 1, 2011 2503
The 'family' showdown. May 1, 2011 2118
Mandela, 20 years on change, but for whom? Mar 1, 2010 2456
New year, new wife ... another one in waiting; President Jacob Zuma heralded the coming of the new year in grand style when he tied the knot with a long-known fiancee. She became the fifth wife, "third lady" and newest "first lady". Pusch Commey reports. Feb 1, 2010 995
Once bitten, twice shy? A new appointment by President Jacob Zuma to the National Prosecution Authority has raised a huge storm in South Africa. But is he packing the "justice cluster" with people from his ethnic group because of his unique experience--having been hounded in the past by people he could not trust? asks Pusch Commey. Jan 1, 2010 1119
Economic apartheid lives on! Nov 1, 2009 1486
The trial of SA's former police boss. Nov 1, 2009 1295
Finally it's Zuma, but what lies ahead? Jun 1, 2009 2318
South Africa the gloves are off! Apr 1, 2009 2617
Is he the ANC's rotweiller? Apr 1, 2009 1372
No nationalisation, we are South Africans! Mar 1, 2009 1153
The politics of snakes and ladders: the political situation in South Africa took another ominous turn on 11 January with a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling that put the ANC president, Jacob Zuma, back in harm's way and his ascent to the state presidency in jeopardy. Pusch Commey reports. Feb 1, 2009 1551
Land reform bites the dust: one of the most important and emotive issues of South Africa's liberation struggle, the land question, has officially bitten the dust--albeit temporarily. So far, only 4% of the 87% of farmland forcibly taken from blacks in 1913 has successfully been redistributed since the ANC came to power in 1994. Pusch Commey reports from Johannesburg. Dec 1, 2008 1531
Things fall apart in the ANC: it was long predicted. But like most divorces, when it finally came, it was full of recriminations, betrayal and hurt feelings that would not easily go away. Pusch Commey reports on how South Africa's ruling ANC broke into two parts--and they are still squabbling. Dec 1, 2008 2062
South Africa gets ready for President Zuma: now that the battle for the heart of the ANC has been lost and won, the great imponderable is the question: what lies ahead in the road of a Jacob Zuma presidency? Will it be a dynamo or a domino? Pusch Commey explores some answers. Nov 1, 2008 2097
The fall of Thabo Mbeki. Nov 1, 2008 3004
Judges at war: in what could be a defining moment in South Africa's nascent constitutional democracy, judges of the highest court of the land, the Constitutional Court, have publicly accused another judge of improperly trying to influence a decision. And it is no ordinary judicial decision as it relates to the political future of the country-the trial of Jacob Zuma, the president of the ruling ANC Pusch Commey reports from Johannesburg. Aug 1, 2008 1898
Should Africa be grateful for colonialism? A British-born South African columnist, David Bullard, thinks Africa should be grateful for colonialism. But his black editor is fed up with his bile and has fired him, creating another race controversy in South Africa, reports Pusch Commey from Johannesburg. May 1, 2008 1727
2010: Africa's date with destiny. Interview May 1, 2008 1277
South Africa: echoes of apartheid; It is supposed to be the New South Africa, the "rainbow nation". But the colours of the rainbow still have racism written all over them and while apartheid has been legally done away with, its hangover is everywhere. Pusch Commey reports from Johannesburg. Viewpoint essay Apr 1, 2008 1217
South Africa: the saga of the former police boss. Mar 1, 2008 1214
South Africa: it's getting dirty! Feb 1, 2008 2112
The battle for the soul of the ANC. Dec 1, 2007 2454
South Africa: pan-Africanism at its best. Interview Dec 1, 2007 1157
South Africa: the Scorpions vs the police boss. Nov 1, 2007 1323
South Africa: 'tell the truth, tell everything'; As apartheid South Africa's minister of law and order, Adrian Vlok radiated terror. On 17 August this year, he pleaded his way out of prison. Pusch Commey reports on how l'enfant terrible got away with it. Oct 1, 2007 1319
2010 is Africa's date with destiny: Pusch Commey reports from Johannesburg of an innovative way of mobilising African support for the 2010 football World Cup to be hosted by South Africa. Aug 1, 2007 701
South Africa: a bad way to treat fellow Africans! The plight of Somali refugees living in South Africa has been especially heartrending in a country bristling with xenophobia. Since 1997, 470 Somalis have been killed in South Africa. So what is President Mbeki's government doing about it? Pusch Commey reports. May 1, 2007 1628
South Africa: the going is good, but for whom? Amongst the great historical challenges of our time, none seems as difficult as getting blacks out of poverty. In South Africa, the government is doing its best, however there is a big 'but' hanging over its efforts. Pusch Commey reports from Johannesburg. May 1, 2007 1747
South Africa: Oprah to the rescue? Feb 1, 2007 3161
New African stirs the world's conscience into doing what is right: the 2000 International Aids Conference held in Durban, South Africa, was a great eye opener. I saw at first hand the extreme extent to which Western business, media and law collude and coordinate for profit. Dec 1, 2006 1050
African Union: so far so good; If anybody thought the African Union (AU) was going to be just a talking point, recent developments have proved otherwise. From the design table, the first building blocks have been laid in recent months towards the concrete realisation of the all-African dream. Pusch Commey looks at what has been achieved over the past year. Cover Story Jul 1, 2004 1933
South Africa: the rise of traditional medicine; At long last, the power of African traditional medicine is being recognised. South Africa has taken the lead by setting up a National Reference Centre for African Traditional Medicine in Cape Town to research into medicinal plants and establish an information system on African traditional medicines. Pusch Commey reports. Jul 1, 2004 1298
South Africa: why Buthelezi fell from grace; It had long been coming. And when it finally came, the message was terse. "Thank you for your contribution to the work of our government over the past 10 years, and wish you the best in your future endeavours". With these marching orders, President Mbeki sent Chief Buthelezi packing. Pusch Commey reports on why the chief fell from grace. Jun 1, 2004 1151
South Africa: 'Too late for Mama'; Brenda Fassie, the indomitable diva of South Africa pop, finally gave up the fight on 9 May, but not before bringing everybody who was anybody in South Africa to her bedside. Pusch Commey reports. Obituary Jun 1, 2004 797
ANC wins confidence of the nation: the ANC's emphatic victory in the 14 April elections did not come as a surprise. After 10 years of democracy, the party can take credit for the political and economic stability that the country enjoys today. May 1, 2004 1027
And the winner is ... In Africa, football is a religion, but for 80 years scepticism has kept the world's premier sports event, the World Cup, off Africa's turf. This time it is a given. FIFA has decided to award the 2010 World Cup to Africa, but where in Africa? We shall know by 15 May. Pusch Commey reports. May 1, 2004 1287
Apartheid sinners face the music: the recent arrest of Gideon Nieuwoudt, a former apartheid policeman allegedly implicated in the death of Steve Biko, has suddenly thrown the spotlight on the apartheid sinners who slipped through the fingers of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The net is now closing in on them, reports Pusch Commey. Apr 1, 2004 1015
South Africa: the dilemma of Western economics; The figures look great on paper, the economy is growing but the gains are trickling up not down as it should be. And the number of the poor is increasing. Pusch Commey reports on South Africa's election year budget. Apr 1, 2004 1111
Rand strikes back: damned if you do, damned if you don't. That is the story of the South African currency, the rand, which is confounding its critics. Pusch Commey reports from Durban. Mar 1, 2004 937
South Africa: 10 years of freedom. Feb 1, 2004 1600
The new scramble for Africa: biopiracy: Africa is losing billions of dollars through the filching of the continent's biodiversity by powerful Western companies and individuals. Here, we unearth how the stealing from Africa of centuries old indigenous knowledge of local resources (plants, herbs, seeds, livestock germ, etc), is increasingly becoming the new scramble for Africa. Cover Story Dec 1, 2003 2752
South Africa: Agent 452 turns up: there has been a dramatic twist in the fight between the deputy president, Jacob Zuma, and the national director of public prosecutions, Bulelani Ngcuka--the spy in their saga has turned up. Dec 1, 2003 756
The ANC tackles the ANC: it has degenerated into an open factional fight all too familiar in rural South Africa, This time it is the deputy president, Jacob Zuma versus the national director of public prosecutions, Bulelani Ngcuka. And both are staunch ANC members with serious credentials. Nov 1, 2003 1614
South Africa/Ghana: merger or takeover? South Africa's AngloGold is set to "merge" with Ghana's Ashanti Goldfields in the biggest deal to create the world's biggest gold producer. But is it really a merger or a takeover. Oct 1, 2003 1100
South Africa hits oil: Pusch Commey on the joy in South Africa over the country's new oil find deep in the sea. It will cut the country's daily oil import by half. Oct 1, 2003 447
What was Bush looking for in Africa? George W. Bush became the second American president (after Clinton) to visit Africa--five days in five countries. But what was his game plan? What was he looking for? Aug 1, 2003 1250
South Africa: not easy but feasible: with a remarkable turnaround of the currency, the rand, and positive forecasts for its future growth, South Africa continues to defy all the prophets of doom. Pusch Commey reports from Durban. Aug 1, 2003 1076
At last, an African conquers Mount Everest: Sibusiso Vilane climbed himself into the history books when he become the first black man to conquer the world's tallest mountain. (Around Africa: Swaziland/South Africa). Jul 1, 2003 502
Timbuktu manuscripts, evidence of Africa's glorious past. (Around Africa: Mali). Jul 1, 2003 915
Africa: the Union takes shape. . Cover Story Jun 1, 2003 1870
South Africa: goodnight good knight. (Around Africa). Obituary Jun 1, 2003 1040
Winnie downed, but not out. (Feature). Jun 1, 2003 2108
Gunning for Winnie. (Cover Story: South Africa). Cover Story May 1, 2003 1715
"Iraqi war is illegal and morally wrong": "if the only superpower regards itself as above the law, then it has the potential of releasing everybody from the law," says Judge Richard Goldstone. (Feature). May 1, 2003 790
Who killed Samora Machel? (Cover Story: Mozambique/South Africa). Apr 1, 2003 2529
The rand's amazing run: South Africa's currency is back where it belongs. (Around Africa: South Africa). Brief Article Mar 1, 2003 725
The Chinese came before the Europeans. (Feature: Africa). Mar 1, 2003 461
South Africa the triumph of the African spirit: African renaissance has hit education, and the black pass rate in exams is at its highest this year. (Dossier). Feb 1, 2003 670
Mozambique inquiry into Machel's death reopens: the South African special investigation unit, The Scorpions, have re-opened the inquiry into the mysterious death of the former Mozambican president, Samora Machel. (Feature). Jan 1, 2003 1084
Goldstone "the Us is becoming an outlaw". (News in Brief). Dec 1, 2002 456

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