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Editorial: Legislature faces a litmus test

Parliament faces a good deal of criticism - including from its own officials - over its apparent lack of independent capacity to develop legislation.

The Editorial: Greasing the Gautrain wheels

There have always been suspicions about the probity of the contracting process surrounding the Gautrain.

Exercise power with care

The ANC tends to dismiss any complaints about its consolidation of power as criticism motivated by anti-majoritarian liberalism.

Lancing our nation’s wounds

At the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma employed the reactionary mobilisation strategy that has served him so well.

Turf battles don’t create jobs

SA does not have a mild-to-moderate unemployment problem. That would allow the luxury of traditional thinking and politically safe solutions.

Civil society rides to the rescue

The deepening crisis surrounding the reinstatement of Richard Mdluli has one positive dimension: the growing role of activists in shaping governance.

Unhealthy hole in the fiscus

The healthcare system has the middle-income earners in a tight spot between high private costs and terrible state facilities.

See land issue for what it really is

The land questions continues to be a sensitive issue and must be handled with care because it can sow racial divsions.

Get this ungainly beast to fly

SA government tables SAA mater

Unspoken judgment

A seat on the ConCourt bench should be the most sought-after honour in any judicial career, so why is a vacancy not attracting enough applications?

Time to close the gap

Nelson Mandela is 91, his athlete's body is frail and he has all but disappeared from public life. As an icon, Mandela is more robust than ever.

Editorial: The M&G endorses … you

The M&G is not endorsing any party this election year. What we are endorsing is a victory of active choice.

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