Editorials

Editorial: ANC is on the brink of all-out war – with itself
Editorial: ANC is on the brink of all-out war – with itself
The #OccupyLuthuliHouse group, which protested at the ANC’s headquarters earlier this week, consists of voices from within the ANC who wish to be...
Editorial: Don't let Zuma hold us hostage in his pursuit of more power and more money
Editorial: Don't let Zuma hold us hostage in his pursuit of more power and more money
For weeks now, media-consuming South Africans have been agog at the spectacle playing out before us — that of the president and his allies...
Editorial: The moral scourge of perfectly legal tax avoidance
Editorial: The moral scourge of perfectly legal tax avoidance
We’re used to thinking of unfair tax avoidance – the legal kind that leaves governments and their citizens short-changed – as something...
Editorial: In order to stop the nonsense, your country needs you to speak out
Editorial: In order to stop the nonsense, your country needs you to speak out
Before the Constitutional Court made hers one of the most powerful offices in the land, public protector Thuli Madonsela was asked what action she...
Editorial: Saluting women, then and now, with 60 profiles of heroes
Editorial: Saluting women, then and now, with 60 profiles of heroes
Sixty years ago, more than 20 000 women of different backgrounds, social classes and races marched to the seat of the apartheid government to...
Editorial: Juju may have played into stereotypes before but he has the last laugh now
Editorial: Juju may have played into stereotypes before but he has the last laugh now
The ANC has mocked the Economic Freedom Fighters from the day the party emerged, as immature, opportunistic, loud and brash. This characterisation...
Editorial: South Africa's fees crisis could benefit greatly from creative solutions
Editorial: South Africa's fees crisis could benefit greatly from creative solutions
Some university vice-chancellors are fuming about a recommendation by the Council on Higher Education to the minister of higher education, Blade...
Latest results see jump in Mail & Guardian circulation – again
Latest results see jump in Mail & Guardian circulation – again
It’s easy to be distressed about the state of journalism in South Africa. Despite encouraging innovations and growth in other mediums, newspaper...
Editorial: Public pays for state failure on constitutional values and good governance
Editorial: Public pays for state failure on constitutional values and good governance
Two court cases – one beginning, one ending – of the past week offer valuable insights into the difficult relationship between the state and...
Editorial: The beginning of the end for the ANC as party is unable to change
Editorial: The beginning of the end for the ANC as party is unable to change
Unless there are some dramatic reversals after the Mail & Guardian goes to print, it seems clear that the ANC has lost Nelson Mandela Bay,...
Editorial: 15 years of greening the future of South Africa benefit everyone
Editorial: 15 years of greening the future of South Africa benefit everyone
The news cycle can be unrelentingly brutal and we can forgive readers for thinking South Africa has little good news to offer. But it is important to...
Editorial: Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the SABC – this time it is personal
Editorial: Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the SABC – this time it is personal
It’s very tempting to dance a jig over the humiliation of the SABC’s chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was rapped on the knuckles...
​The challenges of HIV are mutating and we must adapt to counteract them
​The challenges of HIV are mutating and we must adapt to counteract them
At the International Aids conference in Durban this week, South Africa had much to celebrate. In stark contrast with the 2000 conference, which was...
Frivolous legal cases must fall, suggests new tax ombud. And we should listen to him
Frivolous legal cases must fall, suggests new tax ombud. And we should listen to him
Should civil servants who fight long, drawn-out court cases against private or civil society litigants be personally and financially penalised if...
Editorial: #ThisFlag gives Zimbabwe hope
Editorial: #ThisFlag gives Zimbabwe hope
In a pious moment, Thabo Mbeki, then president and engaged in “quiet diplomacy” in conflict-torn Zimbabwe, said it was up to the people of...

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