Editorials

Corruption is not just an African thing
Corruption is not just an African thing
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Gambia’s deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh, was fabulously corrupt. A new investigation by the...
SA teams usher in rare joy
SA teams usher in rare joy
Then there was relief. After a week spent facing dim media forecasts, Bafana Bafana, so often the embodiment of disappointment, actually did it....
Editorial: The destruction of Thuma Mina
Editorial: The destruction of Thuma Mina
Thuma Mina. It started as a slogan. A way for President Cyril Ramaphosa to summon the spirit of our country’s struggle history to tackle the...
Editorial: Words cause murder
Editorial: Words cause murder
The terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week was shocking. People were mowed down as if they were characters in a video game. It was a...
Editorial: Lies, damn lies, and advertising
Editorial: Lies, damn lies, and advertising
Last weekend, the Sunday Times ran three articles on its third page, a page normally reserved for strong news stories, praising the...
Editorial: Ethiopian flies high
Editorial: Ethiopian flies high
Most of the reaction to the Ethiopian Airlines crash, which claimed the lives of 157 people, was appropriate — shock, sympathy, commiserations. But not all of it....
Editorial: Why does Julius fear the media?
Editorial: Why does Julius fear the media?
"We not playing here. We dealing with racists … step aside or we will crush your prolapsed vagina.”
Editorial: The art of hollow gestures
Editorial: The art of hollow gestures
That paragon of virtue and great socialist leadership, ANC secretary general and former Free State premier Ace Magashule, will lead a deputation of...
Editorial: Our worthy flag-bearers
Editorial: Our worthy flag-bearers
Why are we suddenly supporting Banyana Banyana? A year ago or so, you might have only caught the names of Portia Modise or Amanda Dlamini at the...
Editorial: Nigerians voted – by not voting
Editorial: Nigerians voted – by not voting
Last Saturday, 15.2-million voters gave incumbent Muhammadu Buhari a second term as the democratically elected president of Nigeria. It is his...
Editorial: Small step to stifle abuse
Editorial: Small step to stifle abuse
This week we learnt that possibly thousands of vulnerable minors detained while crossing into the United States were allegedly sexual molested by...
Editorial: New dollar may be too late for Zim
Editorial: New dollar may be too late for Zim
Since abandoning the gold standard, most modern currencies are based on trust.
Editorial: ANC’s tiny step on abuse
Editorial: ANC’s tiny step on abuse
For an organisation that fought for a nonracist, nonsexist South Africa, and that is now in power and thus able to make policy to build a transformed nation, the ANC is woefully lacking in policy on sexual harassment....
Editorial: Our moment of reckoning is now
Editorial: Our moment of reckoning is now
There’s a universally accepted joy in being a child. Or at least, there should be. Perhaps the only aspect that can compete with the wonder that...

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