Editorials

Editorial: White nostalgia, not civil rights
Editorial: White nostalgia, not civil rights
It is not some kind of counterweight to the ANC, Black First Land First, the Economic Freedom Fighters, or any other movement campaigning for redress...
Editorial: When BS is no longer BS
Editorial: When BS is no longer BS
Adriaan Basson, in his book Zuma Exposed, first used the word “bullshit” to describe the president’s and others’ obfuscatory or...
Editorial: Fake news drags us into a war for truth
Editorial: Fake news drags us into a war for truth
The tsunami of fake news, half-fake news, secret propaganda, “black ops” and the like that is sweeping the world could hardly have swelled so...
Editorial: No agenda, bar digging up truths
Editorial: No agenda, bar digging up truths
Last week, we published a front-page story that did not mention the words ANC, Zuma or Gupta. Instead, it showed the prospect of an apartheid-era...
Editorial: DA's diplomatic fumble
Editorial: DA's diplomatic fumble
The Democratic Alliance, in its explanation of Mmusi Maimane’s photo-op with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, says its...
Editorial: The Absa quandary is Zuma's to solve
Editorial: The Absa quandary is Zuma's to solve
The sporadic and phlegmatic attempts by the government to look into compensation for the gains of corporate South Africa during apartheid have thus...
​Editorial: Teachers should have to undergo competency tests
​Editorial: Teachers should have to undergo competency tests
The department of basic education’s intention to begin giving school principals competency tests as a condition of their employment is laudable...
Editorial: ​Loot continua. Let’s party
Editorial: ​Loot continua. Let’s party
Perhaps it is because there have been so many of them that the thought of the ANC’s annual January 8 statement barely raises more than a pained...
Editorial: Prince's right royal brain-teaser
Editorial: Prince's right royal brain-teaser
Last week we confessed our bewilderment at all the vicious lawfare going on – if it’s not in the Constitutional Court, it’s in one of the...
Editorial: Everything’s gonna be alright
Editorial: Everything’s gonna be alright
There is a particular injustice in watching young men dancing in the afternoon traffic in the hope that someone will be sufficiently entertained to...
Editorial: 9/12 - The day Zuma betrayed a nation
Editorial: 9/12 - The day Zuma betrayed a nation
Exactly one year ago, on December 9 2015, we had just one question: Who the hell was David Douglas Des van Rooyen?
Editorial: Noah needs to get it right on evils of racism
Editorial: Noah needs to get it right on evils of racism
It was always unfair to expect Trevor Noah to replicate John Stewart’s success on The Daily Show immediately. For one, Stewart had years...
Editorial: Keep fighting the good fight
Editorial: Keep fighting the good fight
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies takes the South African Human Rights Commission to court over a report it says was tampered with in order...
Editorial: New clothes for old Nazis
Editorial: New clothes for old Nazis
American writer Naomi Klein describes the “Shock Doctrine” as the exploitation of national crises to push through controversial policies while...
Editorial: It's do or die for the ANC
Editorial: It's do or die for the ANC
We have been waiting for the real ANC to emerge from beneath the morass of President Jacob Zuma’s various controversies for some time. The argument...

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