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The Editorial

    Editorial: Party funding reform overdue
    Editorial: Party funding reform overdue
    As we have seen before in our country, there is nothing like the looming loss of power to get people to focus on ways of curbing its abuse.
    Editorial: Underperformers, take a hike!
    Editorial: Underperformers, take a hike!
    Auditor general Terence Nombembe's latest report on our municipalities has reinforced what is, sadly, common knowledge: the sphere of government...
    Small fry for big fisheries
    Small fry for big fisheries
    This week the fishing group Oceana admitted guilt to the Competition Commission for a long list of price-fixing and market-allocation "contraventions" and agreed to pay a fine of nearly R35-million. It also named its alleged partners in crime. Some of the companies you will recognise...
    Gay rights - proud, but vigilant
    Gay rights - proud, but vigilant
    On Wednesday afternoon Barack Obama said in an interview on the television network ABC that he believed same-sex marriages should be legal.
    Paranoid have taken over asylum
    Paranoid have taken over asylum
    There is something terribly surreal about the unfolding story of Richard Mdluli and the battle for the commanding heights of the security establishment....
    Cut the bloat and trim the force
    Cut the bloat and trim the force
    The South African National Defence Force is in a mess. That is the clear conclusion of the draft defence review commissioned by Lindiwe Sisulu and...
    End this epidemic of violent abuse
    End this epidemic of violent abuse
    If you want to understand the scale and complexity of the problems facing urban communities in South Africa, you could do a lot worse than visit...
    Zimbabwe's politics of morbidity
    Zimbabwe's politics of morbidity
    We ought not to be surprised any more by rumours of Robert Mugabe's imminent demise.
    Absurd farce plays out at the SABC
    Absurd farce plays out at the SABC
    At the height of its budget crisis in 2010, the SABC was forced to raid its archives for ancient drama series to fill up the spaces in the schedule...
    Hlophe: JSC must re-establish trust
    Hlophe: JSC must re-establish trust
    It could have gone horribly wrong for the Constitutional Court. It faced an enormously delicate and difficult job when it was asked to consider...
    Citizens become overburdened
    Citizens become overburdened
    Both the poor and the middle class are in for some tough adjustments in this second quarter of the year and we are likely to see a particularly...
    SA's sovereignty: name your price?
    SA's sovereignty: name your price?
    'Government influence cannot be bought". So said the department of international relations and cooperation when asked by Dow Jones newswires about...