Editorials

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...
Editorial: One exam won't level the playing field
Editorial: One exam won't level the playing field
It is understandable that the department of basic education wants to remove the two-tier system that governs school exams. The idea of one...
Editorial: As the ANC burns, we burn with it
Editorial: As the ANC burns, we burn with it
When Pali Lehohla, statistician general at Statistics South Africa, unpacked the quarterly labour force survey on Thursday, he all but confirmed that...
Editorial: The politics of drought
Editorial: The politics of drought
The Western Cape will have used all its water by the end of August. The cold fronts that keep the province in water haven’t arrived. It will be...
Editorial: Will the wounded rise?
Editorial: Will the wounded rise?
It would be most ironic, and yet entirely fitting, if Jacob Zuma were to be ousted from the presidency of the ANC and South Africa by a “coalition...
Editorial: It's urbanisation, not land invasion
Editorial: It's urbanisation, not land invasion
Cops fire stun grenades and teargas at people protesting over housing shortages in Eldorado Park; running battles and highway barricades follow. Red...
Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
There is something deeply troubling about the way we speak about violence against women.
Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
It’s not easy being a whistle-blower. Take the examples of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. In South Africa, a Ms X is facing the wrath of her...
Editorial: Something's rotten in the MKMVA
Editorial: Something's rotten in the MKMVA
Whatever the successes and failures of Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) as the military wing of the ANC and the South African Communist Party, which have been...
Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed
Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed
In a week when protests for housing spilled out on to the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria, our response to them shows once more the...

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