Editorials

Editorial: Sars boss raises suspicions
Editorial: Sars boss raises suspicions
Every taxpayer cares about what happens at the South African Revenue Service, because Sars takes part of your earnings and places it in the public...
Editorial: Parliament finally jolts to its senses
Editorial: Parliament finally jolts to its senses
There’s a strong feeling of “At last!” when Parliament’s standing committee on public accounts demands answers from officials who avoided the...
Editorial: Green ruling a win for all
Editorial: Green ruling a win for all
In a ruling this week, the high court has forced the government to account for climate change impacts in its planning. This comes after the...
Editorial: State breaks the law to keep order
Editorial: State breaks the law to keep order
All appears to be back to normal at our institutions of higher learning. But this is a new kind of normal – a deeply troubling kind of normal....
Editorial: Sliver of hope in disaster
Editorial: Sliver of hope in disaster
The looming disaster in the delivery of social grants has kept the nation agog for two weeks now, and is likely to keep us riveted for at least a...
Editorial: The poor are used in the economic and power war
Editorial: The poor are used in the economic and power war
"Transformation” – or “radical economic transformation” – has become the buzzword of our contemporary political discourse. Few would deny...
Editorial: No respite for Gauteng ANC
Editorial: No respite for Gauteng ANC
Pity the Gauteng ANC, which is doing better than any other provincial government held by the party. It has to take flak from President Jacob Zuma’s...
Editorial: Real people win if cartels are cracked
Editorial: Real people win if cartels are cracked
Somewhere between the bluster and the bust-up last week, Julius Malema reminded members of the National Assembly of their role in ensuring Parliament...
Editorial: Zuma’s fears erode democracy
Editorial: Zuma’s fears erode democracy
The State of the Nation address is an opportunity for the president to pronounce on the government’s performance for the past year and on its...
Editorial: White nostalgia, not civil rights
Editorial: White nostalgia, not civil rights
It is not some kind of counterweight to the ANC, Black First Land First, the Economic Freedom Fighters, or any other movement campaigning for redress...
Editorial: When BS is no longer BS
Editorial: When BS is no longer BS
Adriaan Basson, in his book Zuma Exposed, first used the word “bullshit” to describe the president’s and others’ obfuscatory or...
Editorial: Fake news drags us into a war for truth
Editorial: Fake news drags us into a war for truth
The tsunami of fake news, half-fake news, secret propaganda, “black ops” and the like that is sweeping the world could hardly have swelled so...
Editorial: No agenda, bar digging up truths
Editorial: No agenda, bar digging up truths
Last week, we published a front-page story that did not mention the words ANC, Zuma or Gupta. Instead, it showed the prospect of an apartheid-era...
Editorial: DA's diplomatic fumble
Editorial: DA's diplomatic fumble
The Democratic Alliance, in its explanation of Mmusi Maimane’s photo-op with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, says its...
Editorial: The Absa quandary is Zuma's to solve
Editorial: The Absa quandary is Zuma's to solve
The sporadic and phlegmatic attempts by the government to look into compensation for the gains of corporate South Africa during apartheid have thus...

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