Opinion

Editorial: DisGrace – and a diplomacy one too
Editorial: DisGrace – and a diplomacy one too
It’s like Game of Thrones – without the dignity. The hit TV series has a lot of aristocrats perpetuating various forms of violence upon...
Editorial: Can we spell accountability?
Editorial: Can we spell accountability?
Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi was supposed to appear before a parliamentary committee looking into claims that she flew 30 family members on...
A case for daisies and kwerekwere
A case for daisies and kwerekwere
Colonisers. Aliens. Invasive. Cause damage. Threaten.
Letters to the editor: August 18 to 24 2017
Letters to the editor: August 18 to 24 2017
Dear Ntate Thabo Mbeki
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
Falling BRICS endanger their citizens’ health, starting with Jacob Zuma
As he launches the African Regional Centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) in Sandton on Thursday, nearly 18 months behind schedule, President...
Still no justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre
Still no justice for the victims of the Marikana massacre
“We were not fighting anyone, we were sitting there to demand our right to earn a decent living wage. The police were wrong.” 
Hitmen, mafia and control – SA’s underbelly
Hitmen, mafia and control – SA’s underbelly
The issue of murder in South Africa had fascinated me since I returned to the country to take up a post at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Zuma won, but the ANC will never be a united party again
Zuma won, but the ANC will never be a united party again
To say there is victory in defeat sounds like a contradiction in terms. But, this is exactly what happened when South Africa’s opposition parties...
Charlottesville is America everywhere
Charlottesville is America everywhere
On Friday evening in Charlottesville, a coordinated group of white supremacists marched through the University of Virginia campus holding tiki...
Homophobia and misogyny are kin
Homophobia and misogyny are kin
By his own admission, deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana acted criminally last weekend when he assaulted a woman at a club in...
Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
As this edition of the Mail & Guardian was going to print, two questions dominated the world news agenda: Just how much violence will follow...
ANC turkeys all aflutter over Christmas axe
ANC turkeys all aflutter over Christmas axe
Ahead of the no-confidence vote in Parliament earlier this week, the perceived wisdom among the political commentariat was that turkeys are not...

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