Opinion

Cities have shown the way in responding to emergencies and crises

Disasters and emergencies should be used by our cities as an opportunity to learn, innovate and bring about systemic changes to mitigate future risks

Richard Branson: Remembering Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Arch was one of the most positive, funny, life-affirming people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, writes Richard Branson.

Archbishop Tutu — a man of God who liked to laugh

‘The Arch’ never stopped joking as he fought oppression locally and globally, writes Thembisa Fakude.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A legacy of love and speaking truth to power

Tutu’s influence on South Africa has been immense, offering hope for a brighter future while never shirking the responsibility of doing what is needed to achieve it

Resting in Tutu’s shade

The archbishop was a ‘strong tree’ who made life’s journey more bearable, writes Zubeida Jaffer.

Public finance institutions should be more transparent on their decision making

Despite commitments to climate resilience, many continue to ignore their social mandates and push ahead with funding for fossil fuel projects.

Makana citizens score in local government elections

The Makana Citizens Front won more votes than any other opposition party, giving residents a direct voice on the local council

Carlos Amato: Tutu took love to its limits

As the confessor-in-chief of South Africa’s transition to democracy, the archbishop upheld a vision of political justice rooted in atonement and empathy, rather than action and accountability

You’ve earned your rest, Arch. Go dance with the angels

Michael Brown, a reader from Cape Town, tells how Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu taught him that a strong man can cry

‘Archbishop Tutu was an apostle of peace and light’

Farouk Arie, a Mail & Guardian reader, writes what Archbishop Desmond Tutu meant to him

Always faith, always justice: A tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

One of the world’s most respected spiritual and human rights leaders, Tutu was a living testament to faith in action, insuppressible in his opposition against the evils of racism

ANC’s support for Shell is a direct breach of the Freedom Charter

Ignoring the voices of the people they claim to represent, the ANC has veered far from its guiding principles in pursuit of its own financial interest

Is broad-based BEE an anchor for democracy?

Government and public entities are too timid in their transformation drive and could do much more to raise black people from poverty

Hearings into July unrest expose dismal state of security cluster

As the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) concludes its first leg of the inquiry into the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, the...

How the misuse of science compounded South Africa’s Covid crisis

Repeated claims that the country was “following the science” really meant it was following a particular science followed by some Western scientists

When free trade is not free

Free trade limits the policy space available to states worldwide, locking them into market-based trade and industrial policies.

The judicial kidnapping of Julian Assange

Britain's high court showed no hesitation in sending Julian Assange to his death, living or otherwise.

Understanding Biden’s dilemma in Ukraine

Flanked by divided NATO allies, the US walks a tightrope over a potential third world war
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