Editorials

Editorial: If we don’t fix it, IMF may
Editorial: If we don’t fix it, IMF may
We have a plan, the latest incarnation of which was the medium-term budget policy statement the new finance minister tabled in Parliament two weeks...
Editorial: At last, dignity for women
Editorial: At last, dignity for women
Persistent lobbying and campaigning, mostly by those who menstruate every month, has finally paid off.
Editorial: A letter to our leaders
Editorial: A letter to our leaders
Dear Government,
Editorial: Our power rests on the truth
Editorial: Our power rests on the truth
Why do we do what we do? In short, it’s to hold power to account and to question how the status quo affects your life. Trustworthy information is...
Editorial: Fallout from Facebook
Editorial: Fallout from Facebook
There was a time, not so long ago, when you could sympathise with Facebook. As a platform for humans, it was merely reflecting humanity.
Editorial: We must act now to save the world
Editorial: We must act now to save the world
We have known for more than a century that burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. Since the late 1960s, we have known that this could destroy...
Editorial: Our basket of deplorables
Editorial: Our basket of deplorables
For months, reports of outright theft from the coffers of VBS Mutual Bank, a financial institution that was long touted as a necessary transformative force in South African banking, have revealed a campaign to loot funds entrusted to the bank for the benefit of people connected to it....
Editorial: Don’t bed down with the powerful
Editorial: Don’t bed down with the powerful
Many of us associate the practice of “embedded journalism” with the most recent Iraq war. Back then, when the Americans, the British and the...
Editorial: How much will fans let slide?
Editorial: How much will fans let slide?
Cristiano Ronaldo, football superstar. Cristiano Ronaldo, international celebrity. Cristiano Ronaldo, tax fraud. Cristiano Ronaldo, alleged...
Editorial: Make SA safe for children
Editorial: Make SA safe for children
In a classroom in one of South Africa’s better schools, children are well fed and neatly dressed. Doing their best to be the picture of a...
Editorial: New leader must convert old goals
Editorial: New leader must convert old goals
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus package has been met with everything from cautious optimism to downright scepticism, but very little...
Editorial: Let’s go down memory lane
Editorial: Let’s go down memory lane
The decision by South African banks to shut down accounts linked to the Gupta-owned Oakbay marked the beginning of the great unravelling of the...
Editorial: Can cannabis save SA’s economy?
Editorial: Can cannabis save SA’s economy?
It’s not just stoners who should welcome the news that it is now not a criminal offence to smoke cannabis in private —although they are...
Editorial: Water is a right in SA in name only
Editorial: Water is a right in SA in name only
Twenty million South Africans don’t have reliable access to clean water. Twenty million. That’s a third of the population. And it’s a...

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