MAIL & GUARDIAN: Opinion

Cartoon: Carlos on Mboweni’s budget

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Chief Justice’s views on Israel are guided by religion, not the Constitution

Mogoeng should remember that Israel/Palestine is an apartheid state, in which 90% of the land is reserved for Jewish occupation

Leading others in a time of crisis

Like other sectors, higher education should continue to respond optimally to the coronavirus and map out a new path

Invest in children to give them a better world

This entails putting them at the centre of national strategies, but doing it without high CO2 releases

A week of dodging bullets

Sani the barber and uBaba risk their lives, while Helen, Queen of the Karens, fires off another salvo

Raising men to handle romantic rejection can diminish violence against women

The problem is that men see a break-up as a challenge to their masculinity and would rather get even than get over it

The taxi industry deserves a full load of respect

If the government has money to bail out the aviation, energy and broadcasting industries, why can it not help this anchor of our economy?

Achille Mbembe: The universal right to breathe

‘Modernity has been an interminable war on life. And it is far from over.’ We need to start anew; reclaim the oxygen that belongs to all on Earth

Bongekile Macupe: The virus now has a face

Covid-19 has become a reality for the people living in Bongekile Macupe's village in the Eastern Cape

See the light and pass the Copyright Amendment Bill

Strict copyright laws, championed by media mega-monopolies, dash the prospects of young learners, performance artists and the blind in South Africa

Journalists believe news and opinion are separate, but readers can’t tell the difference

With many readers coming to news sites from social media links, they may not pay attention to the subtle clues that mark a story published by the opinion staff

Covid-19’s lesson: The stars bandy us about in which way pleases them

Science, education, technological advancement and wealth made us feel we are protected and have power over life, but we can’t control everything

Our Covid-19 world: how to reintegrate students into universities

Communication about the behavioural shifts and adaptations needed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic at institutions of higher education must be student-led

Rise in forced labour expected amid the Covid-19 economic crisis

Criminals prey on desperate people by offering them false promises of a better life. In fact, they are coercing them into lives of exploitation and misery

Prohibition is back in vogue, and it never ends well

The global drug war is reaching for parity with Europe’s medieval Hundred Years’ War. As for other accolades, the combination of the apocalypse religions’ poor stabs at philosophy with a battle against narcotics is a masterstroke for everlasting conflict by its American authors

The symbolic power of the Karen

Racialised privilege works through a lens of colour-blindness. Whiteness is the taken-for-granted set of norms, values, aesthetics and patterns of behaviour against which all other races are measured and judged.

Cartoon: Carlos on the India-China border clashes

This past week saw conflict between the two countries resurface

Trump awakes human decency

The US leader’s outrageous rule and overt bigotry roused the white middle class from indifference

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