Editorials

Black cricketers, you’re on your own
Black cricketers, you’re on your own
Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 33, played five Tests, 61 one-day internationals and 23 T20 internationals for South Africa in a career that began with much...
So, where to, freedom?
So, where to, freedom?
Various political theorists have noted that freedom comes in two forms. There is freedom from, and freedom to.
Editorial: Clickbait a scourge of digital news era
Editorial: Clickbait a scourge of digital news era
In the past week, a conscious, deliberate attempt to discredit South African media was made through an attack on the Huffington Post. In the...
Editorial: Cosatu, get off the fence
Editorial: Cosatu, get off the fence
One of Jacob Zuma’s political legacies will be not only the factionalisation of the ANC but also that of its ally, trade union federation Cosatu,...
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...

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