Editor’s note

Education is paramount

Story of the ‘fatal fish gift’ to Meerensee’s wood carvers, as reported on in this week’s ZO Monday edition, has drawn much debate from the public, leading to a ‘trial by social media’ situation

Community leaders must also shoulder blame

THE spectacular collapse of the landmark Ntambanana community project, established to inject much needed development in the economically depressed area, raises a few questions. Launched in 2013 to much fanfare, well over R80-million was invested to provide bulk water supply, set up various agricultural projects and establish a multipurpose centre for community training and public…

Restoring family morals is crucial

recent release of high school pregnancy statistics for our district brings to the forefront a very serious social issue

Every dispute is not a racial issue

THE video of a heated exchange between two customers at Texamo Spur, east of Johannesburg last week, is a grim reminder of how hard it is for many South Africans to shake off the shackles of racism. Footage of the encounter, oozing vulgarity and uncontrollable anger outbursts, went viral within minutes, with online users jumping…

Schoolyard violence is a mayday call

‘Fights in school corridors are by no means a new occurrence, for it has played out across all demographics in urban and rural schools since the beginning of time’ writes Ronelle Ramsamy

Racism stops with me

‘It’s easy to see why such a campaign was deemed necessary: hardly a day goes by without some or other racist incident or claim making the headlines’ writes Dave Savides

A human tragedy above all else

CONSERVATIONSTS and the general public across the entire world were appalled at the news last week of the savage attack at the rhino orphanage sanctuary at Thula Thula, near Heatonville. Appeals for the tightening up of security measures were responded to immediately, and rightly so. This is a special place on the planet, a haven…

Gogo gives a golden lesson

In the space of about 18 months, Phetheni amassed no less than 42 tons of recyclable glass

No place for corrupt doctors

The news that investigators working for the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) will be launching a probe into fraudulent sick notes being issued by a Mandeni doctor’s practice, is to be welcomed