Editorials

EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press
EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press
Another week, another report of Tanzania clamping down on independent media. This time, it was Kwanza TV, an online channel that found itself on...
EDITORIAL: Couple’s visit a right royal pain
EDITORIAL: Couple’s visit a right royal pain
More than half a century has passed since the end of British colonial rule in South Africa in 1961, nearly 140 years after the first English...
EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing
EDITORIAL: Sadtu, do the right thing
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) is holding its ninth national congress at a time when violence at schools seems to be on the...
EDITORIAL: Journalism and the climate crisis
EDITORIAL: Journalism and the climate crisis
How do you report on the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth — when it is our species that is the guilty party? And how do you perform...
EDITORIAL: Boks a hope for all of us
EDITORIAL: Boks a hope for all of us
The immortal image of Francois Pienaar handing over the Webb Ellis Cup to Nelson Mandela represented everything the new Rainbow Nation prayed for...
EDITORIAL: Justice must be seen to be done – in court not online
EDITORIAL: Justice must be seen to be done – in court not online
Journalism these days feels like it’s 80% about trying to establish what’s fake and what’s real; and if there is any basis at all for what...
EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR
EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR
Government spokespersons need to decide if they are civil servants or publicity officers for politicians.
EDITORIAL: Lead us out of this deathly silence
EDITORIAL: Lead us out of this deathly silence
‘The pain that our women are feeling is an immediate pain — it cannot be postponed.” So said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday...
​M&G Travel Advisory — Great Britain
​M&G Travel Advisory — Great Britain
It is with some concern that we note recent events in a northern island kingdom known mainly for its enthusiasm for oddly shaped vegetables and the...
EDITORIAL: Confused, we turn to conspiracy
EDITORIAL: Confused, we turn to conspiracy
"Check the boot.” “Where was he going?” “What a weird place to wipe out.”
Editorial: Our dishonesty harms journalism
Editorial: Our dishonesty harms journalism
Journalism is in a dangerous moment: our work is crucial as different forces vie for control over this country and the ability to turn the levers...
Editorial: Women’s Month misread
Editorial: Women’s Month misread
In 1956, more than 10 000 women marched on the Union Buildings to protest against the violation of human dignity that was the pass law. Theirs...
Editorial: Former colony now the coloniser
Editorial: Former colony now the coloniser
Colonialism is alive and well. Last week, India forcefully asserted its control over its portion of Kashmir. A communications blackout left people...
Editorial: On nonviolent resistance
Editorial: On nonviolent resistance
Since June, Hong Kong has been rocked by anti-government protests that have only grown in size and intensity. Initially, protesters wanted the...

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