Top Bloggers this week

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As an undergraduate student, Bert Olivier discovered Philosophy more or less by accident, but has never regretted it. Because Bert knew very little, Philosophy turned out to be right up his alley, as it were, because of Socrates's teaching, that the ... read more
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Feminist, filmmaker, writer, poet, activist and author, Gillian Schutte has a degree in African politics, an MA in Creative Writing and a Film Director's qualification from the Binger Institute, Netherlands. Winner of the Award of Excellence for her ... read more
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A teacher in Cape Town.Interested in education,feminism and sometimes a bit of politics (with a small letter p)... read more
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On our Reader Blog, we invite Thought Leader readers to submit one-off contributions to share their opinions on politics, news, sport, business, technology, the arts or any other field of interest.

If you'd like to contribute, first read our guide... read more
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During the day Sarah Britten is a communication strategist; by night she writes books and blog entries. And sometimes paints. With lipstick. It helps to have insomnia.... read more
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This Jaundiced Eye column appears in Weekend Argus, The Citizen, and Independent on Saturday. WSM is also a book reviewer for the Sunday Times and Business Day. Follow @TheJaundicedEye.... read more
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Mike Trapido is a criminal attorney and publicist having also worked as an editor and journalist.

He was born in Johannesburg and attended HA Jack and Highlands North High Schools.

He married Robyn in 1984 (Mrs Traps, aka "the government") and... read more
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Sandile Memela is a journalist, writer, cultural critic, columnist and civil servant.
He writes a regular column for The Daily Dispatch.
He lives in Midrand.... read more
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Malaika Wa Azania, an AU African Youth Charter Ambassador for the SADC Region, is a pan Afrikanist Socialist, a feminist and the founder of Afrikan Voices of the Left journal, a publication of Pen and Azanian Revolution (Pty) Ltd, of which she's the ... read more
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Mandela Rhodes Scholars who feature on this page are all recipients of The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, awarded by The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, and are members of The Mandela Rhodes Community.

The Mandela Rhodes Community was started by recipien... read more
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CRACKING CHINA was previously the title of this blog. That title was used as the name for Rod MacKenzie's second book, Cracking China: a memoir of our first three years in China. From a review in the Johannesburg Star: " Mackenzie's writing is shot t... read more
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Mike van Graan is the executive director of the African Arts Institute and is an adviser to Arterial Network, a pan-African network of artists, cultural activists, creative enterprises and NGOs active in more than 40 African countries. He is also an ... read more
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Martin Young is an ENT surgeon living an idyllic life in Knysna. He is a firm believer that "the unexamined life is not worth living", writes for a hobby and is happy to speak truth to power www.drmartinyoung.com or @MartinYoung... read more
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Lee-Roy Chetty holds a Master's degree in Media studies from the University of Cape Town and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A two-time recipient of the National Research Fund Scholarship, he is currently completing his PhD at UCT and is th... read more
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Having spent the first half of his life in Swaziland, Jason earned a doctorate at the University of Virginia and now holds a fellowship at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on development, globalisation and labor, with an emphasis ... read more
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Candice is the founder and editor of
Wry Republic (soon to be reborn as "Athena").

She has a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics, and thus can be most commonly found reading esoteric coffees and sipping politic... read more
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Sentletse Diakanyo's blogs may contain views on any subject which may upset sensitive readers. Parental guidance is strongly advised..

Twitter: @Sentletse... read more
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Sello S Alcock is the journalist formerly known as Sello Selebi who is still undergoing a transformation after being heavily teased about sharing a name and surname with former police National Commissioner Jacob. He maintains that Don Jackie is an ac... read more
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Marius Redelinghuys is a 20-something "Alternative Afrikaner" who, fiancé to a fellow Mandela Rhodes Scholar (which has made him fortunate enough to be the only member of his family to converse with Tata Madiba) and father to two "un-African" Dachsh... read more
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LLB (UKZN), MIBL (UCL, France). A student of Anarchism. I write in my personal capacity.
[email protected] / @Brad_Cibane... read more
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A former journalist, in recent years founder and CEO of Absolute Organix.... read more
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Koos Kombuis is an Afrikaans columnist, bilingual author and retired rock musician. In spite of his numerous attempts to settle down and conform, his career has been dogged by controversy ever since he was banned from performing his anti-apartheid so... read more
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Ben studied at Wits, the Hebrew University, London School of Economics and University of Pretoria. He has two master’s degrees and has written four books on anthropology. He was the founding member of Jews for Justice, which took a stand against ap... read more
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Shafinaaz Hassim is a sociologist based in Johannesburg. She is the author of Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion -- A South African Perspective (2007), Memoirs for Kimya (2009), and the critically acclaimed novel on domestic violen... read more
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I am a political economist. In earlier incarnations, I worked as a journalist and photojournalist; as a speech writer and strategist in the Office of the Chief Economist and Deputy Vice President for Development Economics at the World Bank (Joseph St... read more
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Simon is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre of Criminology at UCT. He has a few interests, mostly revolving around drugs, gangs, and violence. He completed a PhD in 2012 about (note: not on) the concept of a drug in relation to western mode... read more
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Jennifer is a young feminist, activist and advocate for women's rights.

In 2010 she started a women's writing project called 'My First Time'. It focuses on women's stories of significant first time experiences. Buy the book via http://myfirsttime... read more
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Zukile Majova is Head of News for YFM 99.2. He is a former Mail & Guardian Investigative Reporter. He writes politics for Sowetan Newspaper. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, [email protected], 011 280 0300 and 071 681 0192... read more
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Andy Hadfield is a digital native (can’t remember life without the Internet) and is fascinated with the impact it is having on our lives and businesses. An entertaining and compelling personality, Andy speaks with authority and insight about the ne... read more
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Kagure Mugo is the co-founder and full-time curator of HOLAAfrica! She is a part-time pseudo-academic and part-time wine-bar philosopher. A nomad (who has been everywhere and belongs nowhere) with a firm belief that no-one will love Africa till she l... read more
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David Saks has worked for the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) since April 1997, and is currently its associate director. Over the years, he has written extensively on aspects of South African history, Judaism and the Middle East for lo... read more
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Dr Christi van der Westhuizen is an award-winning political columnist and the author of the book White Power & the Rise and Fall of the National Party (2007). Her latest publications include contributions to In the Balance - South Africans Debate... read more
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Minnaar is the editor of BandwidthBlog, a technology and internet startup focussed blog.

Read his blog at http://bandwidthblog.com

Follow him on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mpieters... read more
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Brent Meersman is a writer based in Cape Town. His most recent novel is Five Lives at Noon (2013), and his previous novels are Primary Coloured (Human & Rouseau, 2007) and Reports Before Daybreak (Umuzi-Random House, 2011). He has been writing fo... read more
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Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 34-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR uses the law as a positive instrument for change and to deepen the democrati... read more
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David Smith is a world famous artist and a British Olympic hammer thrower. He is a curler for Scotland and Manitoba. A pro wrestler fondly known as the British Bulldog. A Canadian economist and a Mormon missionary they call the Sweet Singer of Israel... read more
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Although Haji Mohamed Dawjee should be putting her degree in music to better use she suffers from stage fright so instead she spends her time at the Mail & Guardian as the social media editor. Besides pushing the M&G's stories on Facebook, Tw... read more
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Benita Moolman is a postdoctoral fellow and researcher within the Human and Social Development Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council.... read more
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Suntosh Pillay works as a clinical psychologist in a public hospital in Durban. He has a Masters in Social Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has written extensively on a range of topics in various media. He is grappling with social di... read more
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Charlene Smith is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and media consultant. She has had 14 books published, one of which was shortlisted for an Alan Paton award.
Television documentaries for which she has worked have also won awards.
She has ... read more
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Tony led the change in corporate identity of South African Airways from the airline of the old South Africa to the flag carrier of the new South Africa.
Before that he was a competitive provincial sportsmen in swimming, diving, waterpolo, lifesaving... read more
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Mandeep Tiwana is the policy manager at Civicus. Mandeep specialises in legislation affecting the core civil-society freedoms of expression, association and assembly. Since joining Civicus in May 2008, he has been engaged in advocacy to protect and e... read more
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An African woman, which are inseparable parts of her being. A mother, with a passion for human life and well-being. Apart from being a part-time "professional black", she is also a liker of things and a lover of people, with no sense of humour. For i... read more
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Sports Leader is no longer being updated, so if you want to continue reading my blog, follow the link below.

Cheers,

Adam... read more
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One Young World is a global forum for young people of leadership calibre. Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest and brightest and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard and taken into account by those in p... read more
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Derek Daly is a freelance journalist, semi-retired DJ, former cinema owner and part-time double-glazed window-seller. In 1990 he won the Cape Argus Award for Best Writer in a School Newspaper. He was invited to do record reviews, but his articles all... read more
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Roy Jobson is a specialist medical doctor in clinical pharmacology. He teaches pharmacology to pharmacy students in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Rhodes University. He is also a Council member of the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa. In... read more
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Mike is a young environmentalist. He is also very interested in issues relating to consumerism, consumption, and the capitalist system in Africa.

Mike also has his a worm farm, rides a bike to work, and doesn't own a television. He loves reading, ... read more
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Thorne Godinho has been a struggling freelance writer, blogger and editor for years. He is reading towards his law degree at the University of Pretoria, where he has been active in academia and student politics (unfortunately, some might say). He is ... read more
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