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Mogoeng’s Palestine stance calls into question his role at the ConCourt

We can only conclude that he ‘willingly and knowingly lent his personal credibility — and that of his office — to a white-washing of Israeli crimes’

Cartoon: Carlos on respect for the law

It appears that those tasked with enforcing the law don't know it.

Mogoeng on Israel: Bad faith and ‘impunified disregard’ for international law?

The chief justice needs to publicly account for his comments, by either walking them back or explaining his change of heart on international law and its institutions

Editorial: Municipal disgrace shames us

We will probably hear premiers, a minister or even the president saying they “condemn in the strongest terms” what is happening in municipalities

UIF delays are making me Ters

We can gamble and eat out and one day gwais will be legal, but staying pozi is best — the virus is gaining on us, writes Paddy Harper

Disaster preparedness can’t wait

But solutions can only be truly effective if funding and threat information reaches the local level

We sacrifice for Covid, so we can fight global warming

We just have to ask ourselves if we are as willing to sacrifice to save our grandchildren as we have shown ourselves to be when it came to trying to save older people, the sick and the poor from Covid-19

How racism is an essential capitalist tool

In the United States, the African American minority is capitalism’s ‘business cycle shock-absorber’

Behind Ramaphosa’s rejection of the Copyright Bill

The poorly conceptualised and materially flawed proposed legislation was patched up instead of being rewritten. It will now go to Parliament, which should reject the Bill as unfixable

Eusebius McKaiser: Let’s slay some academic freedom myths

Bigoted academics and shoddy or racist work are not above criticism — nor should they be

In a bid to placate politics on race UCT fails to protect academic freedom

The University of Cape Town’s Academic Freedom Committee has let intellectual freedom down regarding Professor Nicoli Nattrass’s commentary in the South African Journal of Science

Youth need to be central to government’s policymaking

Young people answered the call to service during this crisis and made a significant contribution during lockdown, they deserve to be recognised as changemakers

Why Afrikaner affirmative action was more effective than BEE

The National Party government used a collective effort — social, cultural, linguistic, political and financial — to prop up poor white people

Lockdown level three brings waves of despair

Like all of us, Derek Davey is trying to put on a brave face as we live through a once-in-a-life-time disaster

We need more anger about racism in South Africa

Those who want a non-racial and equal society need to unite against both whites and blacks who collaborate to entrench a racist system

Hashtag lessons from the US and South Africa about racism and antiblackness

The #Black Lives Matter, #RhodesMustFall and #FeesMustFall movements show that democracy cannot happen without decolonisation

Gender-based violence — the mark of shame on all societies

Enough talk, we need decisive action in the pandemic affecting our women

Material change to electoral system remains elusive

Expectations that the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on independent candidates may give the majority of voters a stronger voice are premature and largely unwarranted

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