Editorials

Editorial: A protest of hope
Editorial: A protest of hope
#OccupyNPA — it could be a new movement, or at least a new hashtag, except it hasn’t caught on just yet. And that’s despite the occupation of the National Prosecuting Authority’s offices in Cape Town this past week by a group of United Democratic Front veterans including...
Editorial: Quit the farce, Mr President
Editorial: Quit the farce, Mr President
At the end of 2016, we said that President Jacob Zuma was engaging in governance by farce. This year, he has started conducting his legal wars by...
Editorial: Victim-blaming for rape
Editorial: Victim-blaming for rape
In today’s paper and online, we report on a charge of rape laid against a struggle hero — another account of sexual assault amid the many...
Editorial: JZ nukes protocol for his own agenda
Editorial: JZ nukes protocol for his own agenda
Amid the long series of Gupta emails that show the family’s trail through the corridors of “state capture”, it can be easy to lose sight of...
Editorial: When will he say #MeToo?
Editorial: When will he say #MeToo?
When women across the world say #MeToo, it’s easy to feel guilty for being silent. But not every woman has to say “me too” and feel exposed....
Editorial: Lest we forget the heroes of a war for justice
Editorial: Lest we forget the heroes of a war for justice
For the children who never were, But may have been And for the parents who were, But were made to feel too much —
Editorial: Halt DG merry-go-round
Editorial: Halt DG merry-go-round
South Africans who deal with bureaucracy often blame its apparent paralysis, or at least lethargy, on corruption, incompetence or laziness, but...
Editorial: Some freedom fighters are no longer honourable
Editorial: Some freedom fighters are no longer honourable
Friends, readers, countrymen, lend us your ears; we are here to lament Jacob Zuma, not to praise him.
Editorial: Stay vigilant on party funding Bill
Editorial: Stay vigilant on party funding Bill
In 2012, as details emerged of just how much money Chancellor House, the ANC’s corporate front, was earning from deals with the likes of Eskom,...
Daring to be black in a white space
Daring to be black in a white space
Speaking about South Africa’s transition to democracy on her Jacaranda FM radio show earlier this month, Tumi Morake said: “It’s like a child...
Editorial: Desensitised to rape
Editorial: Desensitised to rape
There is an anecdote in Redi Thlabi’s new book, Khwezi (which details the story of Fezekile Kuzwayo, the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of...
Editorial: ANC, learn from the private sector
Editorial: ANC, learn from the private sector
Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is),...
Editorial: Biko's ideology must live
Editorial: Biko's ideology must live
In 1977, an apartheid minister of justice, Jimmy Kruger, announced that Steve Biko had died in his cell at a Pretoria prison after a week-long...
Editorial: Cops are shooting down democracy
Editorial: Cops are shooting down democracy
In the Western Cape, a child is shot in the mouth by a police officer. Horrifying images are repeated all over the internet.

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