Drew Forrest

‘A weird new sort of fascism’

‘Trans-exclusionary’ views are not unlawful. So what gives self-appointed enforcers the right to police what can and cannot be said about transgender people?

The harrying of Kathleen Stock

The bitterly polarised controversy over the status of transgender people has spawned attacks on freedom of thought and speech at British and South African universities

The state continues to deny South Africans their ‘last right’ – euthanasia

Once again the issue of voluntary euthanasia is before the courts, and once again the state is trying to hold back the inevitable

Lesotho’s litany of unsolved political murders

Violent deaths include that of former LDF commander Maaparankoe Mahao and the killing of a senior police officer during an alleged coup attempt.

Arms deal gets a coat of whitewash

Few foresaw just how comprehensively the Seriti commission's report bleaches out the slightest taint of government wrongdoing, writes Drew Forrest.

Stop the titanium death dunes

Only one sure way to restore peace and security to Xolobeni: the government must set its face against mining - and soon.

Gupta ties are Zuma’s undoing

Opinion: Of most concern to the ANC is the matter of sovereignty: some members have said that leaders no longer answer to them, writes Drew Forrest.

Editorial: Zuma gangs up on democracy

Can President Jacob Zuma really have been unaware of who he was dealing with and their unsavoury reputations when meeting with known gang bosses?

Editorial: Led astray by sins of incumbency

A fight over planning permission may not sound like a major issue for the DA, but the fear is that it could be a straw in the wind.

Editorial: Fifa must say no to cagey Tokyo

Sexwale’s opaque and controversial business dealings, particularly on our continent, raise obvious questions about whether he has the right profile.

Political meddling haunts NPA

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Willie Hofmeyr's stated motive to defend the NPA has failed, as political meddling has only become worse after Mbeki.

Housing scandal arrest ‘imminent’

The contractor at the centre of R60m fraud claims has been suspended from his plum government job

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