Editorials

Editorial: New clothes for old Nazis
Editorial: New clothes for old Nazis
American writer Naomi Klein describes the “Shock Doctrine” as the exploitation of national crises to push through controversial policies while...
Editorial: Racism – it’s just not cricket
Editorial: Racism – it’s just not cricket
There is a certain satisfaction in seeing the Australian cricket team crumble under the weight of a South African attack. It is especially gratifying...
Editorial: DA calls slowly erode the ANC
Editorial: DA calls slowly erode the ANC
It does not matter that the Democratic Alliance’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma
Editorial: Not everyone in US is mad
Editorial: Not everyone in US is mad
The world of nonbigoted humanity, horrified as it is at the triumph of Donald Trump and his ugly populism in the United States elections, should...
Editorial: Embattled print shows its worth
Editorial: Embattled print shows its worth
Newspapers in South Africa have lost revenue, readers and, some would argue, relevance. We can’t blame technology alone. Media executives, managers...
Editorial: Nuke the new energy plan
Editorial: Nuke the new energy plan
The government looks set to remove one of the last obstacles to a new nuclear build. As we report this week, the draft for South Africa’s updated...
Editorial: JZ can learn a lot from Gordhan
Editorial: JZ can learn a lot from Gordhan
Pravin Gordhan is the Ubiquitous Man. He has been everywhere this week, even giving a serene and sensible mid-term budget speech while facing charges...
Editorial: Mayor's walls of shame
Editorial: Mayor's walls of shame
The Democratic Alliance mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, may have some good ideas about running the metropolis, but his recent
Letter from the editor: Verashni Pillay's last word
Letter from the editor: Verashni Pillay's last word
I’ve been building up to October this year. It would mark one year as editor and I had planned to pen a letter to the Mail & Guardian...
Editorial: Feeling a little crazy? It's not you
Editorial: Feeling a little crazy? It's not you
Are you angry and confused about what is going on in South African politics right now? Perhaps harbouring a secret suspicion that you are losing...
Editorial: Test the testers
Editorial: Test the testers
Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer strongly believes great schools do not exist without great leaders, emphasising the crucial role of...
Editorial: Zuma is firing on all legal cylinders
Editorial: Zuma is firing on all legal cylinders
About R35-billion lost in the value of bank stocks – that was one result of
Editorial: Free the mind, decolonise religion
Editorial: Free the mind, decolonise religion
Africa is struggling to decolonise itself – to remove the remains of a system of structural oppression that has left most of Africa underdeveloped...
Editorial: Nation protests, but violence is no solution
Editorial: Nation protests, but violence is no solution
As this newspaper has said on its front page, and as a new book (excerpted in this week’s paper) is titled, South Africa is a “protest nation”....
Editorial: True democracy eludes the ANC
Editorial: True democracy eludes the ANC
The ANC has spurts of introspection, usually soon after polls or in the run-up to elective conferences. Sometimes that leads to a hard-headed look at...

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