Editorials

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...
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.

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