Editorials

Editorial: Desensitised to rape
Editorial: Desensitised to rape
There is an anecdote in Redi Thlabi’s new book, Khwezi (which details the story of Fezekile Kuzwayo, the woman who accused Jacob Zuma of...
Editorial: ANC, learn from the private sector
Editorial: ANC, learn from the private sector
Within the past few days, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said it would be good if the ANC was voted out of office (good for the ANC, that is),...
Editorial: Biko's ideology must live
Editorial: Biko's ideology must live
In 1977, an apartheid minister of justice, Jimmy Kruger, announced that Steve Biko had died in his cell at a Pretoria prison after a week-long...
Editorial: Cops are shooting down democracy
Editorial: Cops are shooting down democracy
In the Western Cape, a child is shot in the mouth by a police officer. Horrifying images are repeated all over the internet.
Editorial: As media we must manage our bias
Editorial: As media we must manage our bias
When it is done best, it is done by curious, hard-working people who are neither bound by allegiances nor suffocated by existing narratives. Of all...
Editorial: We must topple the hierarchy of suffering
Editorial: We must topple the hierarchy of suffering
A mudslide in the populous Mount Sugar Loaf in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has killed about 500 people in the past two weeks. Hundreds are still...
Editorial: Dlamini-Zuma has no answers
Editorial: Dlamini-Zuma has no answers
To say that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was “chased away” from Marikana, as some media did this week, was an overstatement. It called to mind...
Editorial: Impunity, not immunity
Editorial: Impunity, not immunity
So the M&G called it wrong last week when we put the headline “No immunity for Grace” on the front page. As it would turn out, by Sunday...
Editorial: DisGrace – and a diplomacy one too
Editorial: DisGrace – and a diplomacy one too
It’s like Game of Thrones – without the dignity. The hit TV series has a lot of aristocrats perpetuating various forms of violence upon...
Editorial: Can we spell accountability?
Editorial: Can we spell accountability?
Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi was supposed to appear before a parliamentary committee looking into claims that she flew 30 family members on...
Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
As this edition of the Mail & Guardian was going to print, two questions dominated the world news agenda: Just how much violence will follow...
Editorial: In despair over elections
Editorial: In despair over elections
There are three major elections in Africa this month. None offer an encouraging picture of the state of democracy on the continent.
Editorial: Lift the veil on party funding
Editorial: Lift the veil on party funding
In May this year, Baleka Mbete, the speaker in the National Assembly, told Parliament that an ad hoc committee on party funding would be established....
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...

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