The Considered View

South Africans love the winning side

In his Considered View, Stephen Grootes looks at the issue of sports teams like the Springboks and Bafana Bafana as national symbols and how winning or losing affects this.


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What exactly happened at Sars?

What exactly happened at Sars?

Stephen Grootes explores options to establish the truth in the Sars saga so that no questions remain unanswered.

ConCourt ruling raises questions about IEC

ConCourt ruling raises questions about IEC

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the IEC should rerun by-elections in Tlokwe after it found some irregularities in how the polls were conducted.

Unions' backing of Ramaphosa is ironic - Ranjeni Munusamy

Unions' backing of Ramaphosa is ironic - Ranjeni Munusamy

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Wandile Bozwana's assassination raises serious concerns

Wandile Bozwana's assassination raises serious concerns

The suspects arrested for Wandile Bozwana's murder allegedly had cellphone jamming devices, raising questions about how they could afford such resources.

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Can our hospitals be managed better?

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The Ad Feature with Jon Cherry

The Ad Feature with Jon Cherry

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