Editorials

Editorial: Beware secret ballot coming back to bite us
Editorial: Beware secret ballot coming back to bite us
This past week, as another large protest against corruption and the rule of President Jacob Zuma took place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, it...
Editorial: Give us more like Fuzile
Editorial: Give us more like Fuzile
Few people in government are able to engage an angry audience without plunging a public debate into further incoherence. But the director general of...
Editorial: Only the ANC can fix this Zuma mess
Editorial: Only the ANC can fix this Zuma mess
It is not yet known what exactly President Jacob Zuma did to face down those in the ANC top six who were dissatisfied with his Cabinet reshuffle, and...
We demand more from our leaders
We demand more from our leaders
Ahmed Kathrada was a leader. He was a visionary. He was a fighter. But he was more than that. He was fiercely principled. He was sincere in his...
Editorial: Kathy's death has reignited our rage
Editorial: Kathy's death has reignited our rage
When Ahmed Kathrada died early on Tuesday morning, many, many South Africans felt a profound sadness. It was as though we had been conveyed to a...
Editorial: We mourn the state of the ANC leadership
Editorial: We mourn the state of the ANC leadership
In this tumultuous week in South Africa, everything really did trace back to the Gupta family. The threats to their wealth lay directly behind events...
Editorial: World Bank's poor call
Editorial: World Bank's poor call
It seems more than a little ironic that the World Bank, in the form of its financial investment arm, finds itself entangled in South Africa’s...
Editorial: How 'Spur man' and Zille are alike
Editorial: How 'Spur man' and Zille are alike
If the act of a black woman telling a white man to fuck off had the same power as a raging white man, the past 400 years of South African history may...
Editorial: Mamela Zuma, it is a crisis and your ministers keep on failing us
Editorial: Mamela Zuma, it is a crisis and your ministers keep on failing us
“There is no crisis,” President Jacob Zuma keeps saying.
Editorial: No room for hate
Editorial: No room for hate
Many years since he wrote the offending words, Jon Qwelane finally faces a court judgment over his notorious “gay is not okay” column. Qwelane...
Editorial: Sars boss raises suspicions
Editorial: Sars boss raises suspicions
Every taxpayer cares about what happens at the South African Revenue Service, because Sars takes part of your earnings and places it in the public...
Editorial: Parliament finally jolts to its senses
Editorial: Parliament finally jolts to its senses
There’s a strong feeling of “At last!” when Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts demands answers from officials who avoided the...
Editorial: Green ruling a win for all
Editorial: Green ruling a win for all
In a ruling this week, the high court has forced the government to account for climate change impacts in its planning. This comes after the...
Editorial: State breaks the law to keep order
Editorial: State breaks the law to keep order
All appears to be back to normal at our institutions of higher learning. But this is a new kind of normal – a deeply troubling kind of normal....
Editorial: Sliver of hope in disaster
Editorial: Sliver of hope in disaster
The looming disaster in the delivery of social grants has kept the nation agog for two weeks now, and is likely to keep us riveted for at least a...

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