Editorials

Editorial: Bye bye Bob, but hello uncertainty
Editorial: Bye bye Bob, but hello uncertainty
This is the end of an era.
As skittles topple in Zim and Angola, is Zuma navel-gazing?
As skittles topple in Zim and Angola, is Zuma navel-gazing?
Wednesday. Durban’s air has that silent, before-the-storm feel to it. I’m gagging for a swim in the surf. The easterly that’s been howling...
Editorial: Sit down, Lynne Brown
Editorial: Sit down, Lynne Brown
In her position as the public enterprises minister, Lynne Brown is not an appointee of the people of South Africa. Instead she was selected by and...
Editorial: Let’s cool our heels as we gather facts
Editorial: Let’s cool our heels as we gather facts
Extreme situations beget extreme responses, and sometimes that is to the good. We cannot, we must not, act as if everything is normal while...
Editorial: Report #MeToo with care
Editorial: Report #MeToo with care
It seemed to begin with reports of sexual assault by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, continued by singer and former MP Jennifer Ferguson’s...
Editorial: Shame of billions lost to corruption
Editorial: Shame of billions lost to corruption
It’s a painful annual ritual. How much money has the state lost in what is called fruitless and wasteful expenditure in this past financial year?...
Editorial: A protest of hope
Editorial: A protest of hope
#OccupyNPA — it could be a new movement, or at least a new hashtag, except it hasn’t caught on just yet. And that’s despite the occupation of the National Prosecuting Authority’s offices in Cape Town this past week by a group of United Democratic Front veterans including...
Editorial: Quit the farce, Mr President
Editorial: Quit the farce, Mr President
At the end of 2016, we said that President Jacob Zuma was engaging in governance by farce. This year, he has started conducting his legal wars by...
Editorial: Victim-blaming for rape
Editorial: Victim-blaming for rape
In today’s paper and online, we report on a charge of rape laid against a struggle hero — another account of sexual assault amid the many...
Editorial: JZ nukes protocol for his own agenda
Editorial: JZ nukes protocol for his own agenda
Amid the long series of Gupta emails that show the family’s trail through the corridors of “state capture”, it can be easy to lose sight of...
Editorial: When will he say #MeToo?
Editorial: When will he say #MeToo?
When women across the world say #MeToo, it’s easy to feel guilty for being silent. But not every woman has to say “me too” and feel exposed....
Editorial: Lest we forget the heroes of a war for justice
Editorial: Lest we forget the heroes of a war for justice
For the children who never were, But may have been And for the parents who were, But were made to feel too much —
Editorial: Halt DG merry-go-round
Editorial: Halt DG merry-go-round
South Africans who deal with bureaucracy often blame its apparent paralysis, or at least lethargy, on corruption, incompetence or laziness, but...
Editorial: Some freedom fighters are no longer honourable
Editorial: Some freedom fighters are no longer honourable
Friends, readers, countrymen, lend us your ears; we are here to lament Jacob Zuma, not to praise him.

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