Editorials

Editorial: Let Chagossians speak
Editorial: Let Chagossians speak
Twenty-two countries have gathered at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to discuss the destiny of the Chagos Islands, Britain’s...
Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence
Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence
For the past two weeks, first slowly and then in a deluge, there have been social media messages warning about a proliferation of “fake food”....
Editorial: Beware of UK’s promises
Editorial: Beware of UK’s promises
British Prime Minister Theresa May visited South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week. She came armed with promises: to invest an extra £4-billion...
Call corruption by its name: Murder
Call corruption by its name: Murder
In the United States they call it “disaster capitalism”: profiting when things fall apart, especially when the victims are poor and can’t...
Ugly power of whiteness
Ugly power of whiteness
This week, businessperson Adam Catzavelos recorded himself reporting — with some glee — that his sojourn on a Greek beach was bereft of...
Editorial: Turkey is a lesson for South Africa
Editorial: Turkey is a lesson for South Africa
On Monday, the Turkish lira reached a historic low of 7.24 against the dollar — a dramatic decline in value that, accompanied by inflation of...
Editorial: Mashaba trumps Trump
Editorial: Mashaba trumps Trump
Now that the tweeters of the world can put 280 characters in a box instead of 140, Helen Zille has double the space to shoot herself in the foot...
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Last Friday, a third-year university student died of suicide at home in Johannesburg. Khensani Maseko had been raped in Makhanda in May.
Editorial: Give clarity on land restitution
Editorial: Give clarity on land restitution
Oh for a time machine to take the ruling party back 10 years to do the job of land reform when the economic times and outlook were rosier. Much...
Editorial: We must respect Zimbabwe’s choice
Editorial: We must respect Zimbabwe’s choice
Zimbabwe is a country in need of a saviour.
Editorial: Night owl sings good song
Editorial: Night owl sings good song
President Cyril Ramaphosa came under fire this week for making a late-night announcement about a decision taken by the ANC to make it “explicitly...
Editorial: It’s dangerous to other foreigners
Editorial: It’s dangerous to other foreigners
Last week at rally in Cape Town, the Democratic Alliance called for the army to be deployed in the Western Cape. It is an astoundingly illiberal...
Editorial: Dump quiet diplomacy
Editorial: Dump quiet diplomacy
This election is meant to be different. When Robert Mugabe was forced into retirement, Zimbabweans were promised a new country.
Editorial: ANC to blame for Present dilemma
Editorial: ANC to blame for Present dilemma
The ANC has acted swiftly to dismiss cash-in-transit heist suspect Errol Velile Present from its employ, leaving some of us to question why the...

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