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    Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
    Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
    It’s not easy being a whistle-blower. Take the examples of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. In South Africa, a Ms X is facing the wrath of her...
    Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
    Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
    There is something deeply troubling about the way we speak about violence against women.
    Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed
    Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed
    In a week when protests for housing spilled out on to the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria, our response to them shows once more the...
    Editorial: Something's rotten in the MKMVA
    Editorial: Something's rotten in the MKMVA
    Whatever the successes and failures of Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) as the military wing of the ANC and the South African Communist Party, which have been...
    Editorial: Time for Tina's oily residue to be mopped up
    Editorial: Time for Tina's oily residue to be mopped up
    Mmamoloko Kubayi, the new energy minister, said in Parliament this week that an odd oil deal sanctioned by her predecessor would be investigated....
    So, where to, freedom?
    So, where to, freedom?
    Various political theorists have noted that freedom comes in two forms. There is freedom from, and freedom to.
    Black cricketers, you’re on your own
    Black cricketers, you’re on your own
    Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 33, played five Tests, 61 one-day internationals and 23 T20 internationals for South Africa in a career that began with much...
    Editorial: Clickbait a scourge of digital news era
    Editorial: Clickbait a scourge of digital news era
    In the past week, a conscious, deliberate attempt to discredit South African media was made through an attack on the Huffington Post. In the...
    Editorial: Cosatu, get off the fence
    Editorial: Cosatu, get off the fence
    One of Jacob Zuma’s political legacies will be not only the factionalisation of the ANC but also that of its ally, trade union federation Cosatu,...
    Editorial: Beware secret ballot coming back to bite us
    Editorial: Beware secret ballot coming back to bite us
    This past week, as another large protest against corruption and the rule of President Jacob Zuma took place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, it...
    Editorial: Only the ANC can fix this Zuma mess
    Editorial: Only the ANC can fix this Zuma mess
    It is not yet known what exactly President Jacob Zuma did to face down those in the ANC top six who were dissatisfied with his Cabinet reshuffle, and...
    Editorial: Give us more like Fuzile
    Editorial: Give us more like Fuzile
    Few people in government are able to engage an angry audience without plunging a public debate into further incoherence. But the director general of...