Editorials

Editorial: Night owl sings good song
Editorial: Night owl sings good song
President Cyril Ramaphosa came under fire this week for making a late-night announcement about a decision taken by the ANC to make it “explicitly...
Editorial: It’s dangerous to other foreigners
Editorial: It’s dangerous to other foreigners
Last week at rally in Cape Town, the Democratic Alliance called for the army to be deployed in the Western Cape. It is an astoundingly illiberal...
Editorial: Dump quiet diplomacy
Editorial: Dump quiet diplomacy
This election is meant to be different. When Robert Mugabe was forced into retirement, Zimbabweans were promised a new country.
Editorial: ANC to blame for Present dilemma
Editorial: ANC to blame for Present dilemma
The ANC has acted swiftly to dismiss cash-in-transit heist suspect Errol Velile Present from its employ, leaving some of us to question why the...
Editorial: Madiba was a person
Editorial: Madiba was a person
There’s nothing quite like a shopping mall exhibition celebrating the life of Tar-tar to remind you how quickly a complex history can be...
Editorial: Cave boys saga brought out the best in us
Editorial: Cave boys saga brought out the best in us
There is a small snatch of words in Douglas Livingstone’s excellent poem Gentling a Wildcat, which neatly encapsulates the untrammelled...
Editorial: Hypocrisy off the field
Editorial: Hypocrisy off the field
The story of the Thai footballers was lent a particular resonance by its timing. Right in the middle of the Fifa World Cup in Russia, a group of...
Editorial: Sassa’s misstep is beyond apology
Editorial: Sassa’s misstep is beyond apology
Having to rely on others can be a humbling, even necessary experience for many. From a simple “hold the door please” to having your neighbour...
Editorial: Beware unholy KZN pact
Editorial: Beware unholy KZN pact
What was Carl Niehaus doing at the land imbizo called by Zulu monarch Goodwill Zwelithini on Wednesday?
Editorial: Power corrupts ― even in our respected NGOs
Editorial: Power corrupts ― even in our respected NGOs
Ours is a land of the dispossessed. A land of the landless. A land of yearning and hope. A land of pain and anguish. A land of millions struggling...
Editorial: South Africa, like the US, also locks up migrants
Editorial: South Africa, like the US, also locks up migrants
In 1938, before the Nazis had developed the “final solution” — which culminated in the Holocaust — the German government expelled...
A very sick health dept
A very sick health dept
This week, the Mail & Guardian reports on the debilitating rot that set in at the Gauteng department of health during the tenure of...
Editorial: A beautiful game of capital gain
Editorial: A beautiful game of capital gain
The Fifa World Cup is an extravagant symbol of so much that is wrong with this world.
Editorial: Tiny parties, big impact
Editorial: Tiny parties, big impact
The fractures and fissures in Democratic Alliance-led coalition governments continue to unravel, with Nelson Mandela Bay narrowly passing its...

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