Editorials

Editorial: To those doing the hard work
Editorial: To those doing the hard work
Two significant figures in the South African media landscape died this week. One, Ronnie Mamoepa, was the consummate political spokesperson, a man...
Editorial: Putting ethics ahead of profits
Editorial: Putting ethics ahead of profits
We can’t expect private companies to act in the best interests of people. After all, they have a duty to reward their shareholders for their...
Editorial: Beware deputy top cop's fascism
Editorial: Beware deputy top cop's fascism
In mature democracies, a period of disorder is usually followed by the “law and order” party’s victory at the polls. Politicians promise a...
Editorial: Eskom is still lying to us
Editorial: Eskom is still lying to us
The lasting damage done by state capture is seldom so well illustrated.
Editorial: Protect us from our protector
Editorial: Protect us from our protector
In the last period of her term, former public protector Thuli Madonsela – fresh from magnificent victory over a sitting president in the Nkandla...
Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu
Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu
Ray Phiri’s death is not being mourned in isolation. With him goes jazz musician and teacher to many, Johnny Mekoa.
Editorial: Good press, here's a bone
Editorial: Good press, here's a bone
The media quarantine at the ANC policy conference was highly successful in achieving its apparent aims.
Editorial: Doors of learning may yet open
Editorial: Doors of learning may yet open
If one serious policy direction emerges from the ANC’s generally limp policy conference this past week, it is the resolution to provide free...
Editorial: Dance derails true governance
Editorial: Dance derails true governance
South African politicians are doing ever more dancing on one leg.
Editorial: Guptas expose a weak state
Editorial: Guptas expose a weak state
Lieutenants of the Gupta family are known to defend themselves vociferously against any wrongdoing, insisting that leaked emails have failed to show...
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
Editorial: A capable, caring state is our right
This week, auditor general Kimi Makwetu released his annual report on government expenditure for the 2015-2016 financial year. It makes for...
Editorial: Finally, Zuma pushback digs in
Editorial: Finally, Zuma pushback digs in
Luthuli House at last seems to be pushing back against the Jacob Zuma project – not fighting back, exactly, but certainly making moves. They...
Editorial: Now get tough on Zambia
Editorial: Now get tough on Zambia
In the aftermath of its third election in five years, things were tense in Lesotho. Although opposition leader Thomas Thabane and his All Basotho...
Editorial: The stink is killing us
Editorial: The stink is killing us
The rotten stench of corruption now contaminates everyone and everything associated with the person of President Jacob Zuma, including parts of...

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