Editorials

Editorial: As the ANC burns, we burn with it
Editorial: As the ANC burns, we burn with it
When Pali Lehohla, statistician general at Statistics South Africa, unpacked the quarterly labour force survey on Thursday, he all but confirmed that...
Editorial: The politics of drought
Editorial: The politics of drought
The Western Cape will have used all its water by the end of August. The cold fronts that keep the province in water haven’t arrived. It will be...
Editorial: It's urbanisation, not land invasion
Editorial: It's urbanisation, not land invasion
Cops fire stun grenades and teargas at people protesting over housing shortages in Eldorado Park; running battles and highway barricades follow. Red...
Editorial: Will the wounded rise?
Editorial: Will the wounded rise?
It would be most ironic, and yet entirely fitting, if Jacob Zuma were to be ousted from the presidency of the ANC and South Africa by a “coalition...
Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
There is something deeply troubling about the way we speak about violence against women.
Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
It’s not easy being a whistle-blower. Take the examples of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. In South Africa, a Ms X is facing the wrath of her...
Editorial: Something's rotten in the MKMVA
Editorial: Something's rotten in the MKMVA
Whatever the successes and failures of Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) as the military wing of the ANC and the South African Communist Party, which have been...
Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed
Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed
In a week when protests for housing spilled out on to the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria, our response to them shows once more the...
Editorial: Time for Tina's oily residue to be mopped up
Editorial: Time for Tina's oily residue to be mopped up
Mmamoloko Kubayi, the new energy minister, said in Parliament this week that an odd oil deal sanctioned by her predecessor would be investigated....
Black cricketers, you’re on your own
Black cricketers, you’re on your own
Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 33, played five Tests, 61 one-day internationals and 23 T20 internationals for South Africa in a career that began with much...
So, where to, freedom?
So, where to, freedom?
Various political theorists have noted that freedom comes in two forms. There is freedom from, and freedom to.
Editorial: Cosatu, get off the fence
Editorial: Cosatu, get off the fence
One of Jacob Zuma’s political legacies will be not only the factionalisation of the ANC but also that of its ally, trade union federation Cosatu,...
Editorial: Clickbait a scourge of digital news era
Editorial: Clickbait a scourge of digital news era
In the past week, a conscious, deliberate attempt to discredit South African media was made through an attack on the Huffington Post. In the...
Editorial: Beware secret ballot coming back to bite us
Editorial: Beware secret ballot coming back to bite us
This past week, as another large protest against corruption and the rule of President Jacob Zuma took place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, it...

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