Philip Machanick

New grouping promises the people of Makana shall govern

The Makana Citizens Front brings together diverse groups with a focus on accountability

Advocates for ivermectin use severely flawed data

If ivermectin had dramatic results in combating Covid-19, it should perform well in any well-conducted, unbiased scientific study, but this is not the case

On pounding the constitutional court over the local government elections

Far from an election being a more risky environment, ongoing anger without an election is more dangerous

Vaccine hesitancy is harmful

In a rebuttal to an opinion piece, Philip Machanick says while there is a distrust of Big Pharma and some medical bodies and research has been proven wrong, throwing out all of science and applying faulty arguments is not at all helpful

We have lost more than three years of life expectancy during the pandemic

Covid deniers and anti-vaxxers seem to want more excess deaths and a shorter life span


Those of us living in relatively comfortable homes may have been rattled and shaken up but the real deep problem in this country is inequality

What are the various Covid-19 vaccines being used in SA and how well do they work?

The vaccines being used to fight the pandemic take at least two weeks after inoculation to become effective — and nonpharmaceutical interventions remain crucial

Zuma is an example of a wider problem of access to justice

Because the government ignores legitimate complaints and softer forms of protest, and only protest action yields results, we have learned that power trumps the law, despite what the constitution claims. A human rights court could be an answer

The Great Tax(i) Uprising in the Eastern Cape

The unfolding of events at recent protest in Makhanda ended up scoring cheap political points for a select few, while ignoring the real grievances

No vaccine superheroes or supervillains: Fix the system

Is Gates a superhero or a supervillain? That’s the wrong question. The right question is: How it is that one person can have so much influence over world health?

A debt-equity swap will save SAA

Keeping the airline going is worth it for the jobs and related businesses that will be affected if it goes down

No silver bullet for Covid-19, but rather a cocktail

It is no good waiting for a vaccine or ivermectin or other miracle cures, we just need to do what we can do now

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