Editorials

Editorial: How much will fans let slide?
Editorial: How much will fans let slide?
Cristiano Ronaldo, football superstar. Cristiano Ronaldo, international celebrity. Cristiano Ronaldo, tax fraud. Cristiano Ronaldo, alleged...
Editorial: Make SA safe for children
Editorial: Make SA safe for children
In a classroom in one of South Africa’s better schools, children are well fed and neatly dressed. Doing their best to be the picture of a...
Editorial: New leader must convert old goals
Editorial: New leader must convert old goals
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus package has been met with everything from cautious optimism to downright scepticism, but very little...
Editorial: Let’s go down memory lane
Editorial: Let’s go down memory lane
The decision by South African banks to shut down accounts linked to the Gupta-owned Oakbay marked the beginning of the great unravelling of the...
Editorial: Can cannabis save SA’s economy?
Editorial: Can cannabis save SA’s economy?
It’s not just stoners who should welcome the news that it is now not a criminal offence to smoke cannabis in private —although they are...
Editorial: Water is a right in SA in name only
Editorial: Water is a right in SA in name only
Twenty million South Africans don’t have reliable access to clean water. Twenty million. That’s a third of the population. And it’s a...
Editorial: Definition of state capture
Editorial: Definition of state capture
State capture, noun: The efforts of a small number of people aiming to benefit from the illicit provision of private gains to public officials in...
Editorial: From the embers of fire, stoke hope
Editorial: From the embers of fire, stoke hope
On Thursday morning, sections of the Bank of Lisbon building in central Johannesburg were still ablaze. Firefighters, their bodies limp with...
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...

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