Editorials

Editorial: ANC members are not just voting cattle
Editorial: ANC members are not just voting cattle
The Ankole Longhorn cattle that Cyril Ramphosa went to extraordinary lengths to introduce to South Africa have something of a reputation. They are...
Editorial: Only the ANC can save itself
Editorial: Only the ANC can save itself
Jacob Zuma has taught us about firepools, and “meandos”, and how to make a fool of yourself in court. But, if there is one thing we will take...
Editorial: Turning the page at the M&G
Editorial: Turning the page at the M&G
For the last 32 years, the Mail & Guardian— and The Weekly Mail, its previous incarnation—has been South...
Editorial: Complexity hides dirty business
Editorial: Complexity hides dirty business
In some respects, Steinhoff and Naspers are very different companies. The one sells mattresses and takkies, the other sells software and television...
Living on hope at the M&G
Living on hope at the M&G
When the Mail & Guardian began life as the Weekly Mail in 1985, it would go on to become the most trusted chronicler of the brutalities of the...
Grants a tool to woo votes?
Grants a tool to woo votes?
In the absence of any other options, the Constitutional Court this week again deepened its involvement in the process to keep social grants...
Editorial: Mist shrouds Lyin’ and Brian show
Editorial: Mist shrouds Lyin’ and Brian show
After another turn in the convoluted explanations of Brian Molefe’s resignation-not-resignation or retirement-not-retirement from Eskom, Molefe...
Editorial: Shout a bit louder, SADC
Editorial: Shout a bit louder, SADC
In January 2016, when it became clear that Gambian president Yahya Jammeh was intent on clinging to power, the Economic Community of West African...
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: 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: 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: 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?...

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