MAIL & GUARDIAN: Opinion

SA needs a speak-out culture and whistleblowers are recognised as patriots

With corruption and fraud endemic in South Africa, whistleblowers have played a pivotal role in bringing wrongdoing to light. Despite their invaluable role to society, in most cases their own outcomes are harrowing and devastating. Mandy Weiner’s new book The Whistleblowers shares their stories. The following is an extract.

River Club redevelopment is a triumph for the future of First Nations’ heritage

Right of reply to How to whitewash colonial pain and trauma, published in the Mail & Guardian 24 September

Steenhuisen remains simply the best

With reference to Eusebius McKaiser “The DA’s next leader should have a diverse political toolkit” (Mail&Guardian, September 23)

Zuma vs Ramaphosa? Neither is the leader South Africans deserve

Neither statesman could command sufficient authority in an ANC that remains mired in corruption and infighting and at the behest of big capital

Calling South African conservatives…

We’ve tried leftism for long enough and what we have to show for it is corruption and mismanagement, when what we need is jobs and education. Is it time to try out a Mashaba-esque version of right-wing politics?

Three digital transformation priorities for African healthcare organisations

With doctors in short supply, healthcare employers need to invest in intelligent technologies to make the experience of accessing healthcare as good as it can be, for all involved

Compassion fatigue is normal during abnormal times

We understand why we become blunted to the suffering of others when we are exposed to too much of it, but we must guard against moral apathy

Why it’s crucial to collaborate

We are able to achieve meaningful social change better, and faster, if we act together

How to whitewash colonial pain and trauma

Approval of the River Club development in Cape Town is reminiscent of those bulldozing spatial planners of apartheid

Eusebius McKaiser: The DA’s next leader should have a diverse political toolkit

But in the battle of John and Mbali, the way things are going, the party will crucify the better option

Rights are at risk without principled leadership in the US Supreme Court

COMMENT: My sons, I weep because Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought gender discrimination, has died and Donald Trump, under whom hardwon victories have been eroded, wants to be elected president again

Vet all school employees now to stop sexual abuse

How many times should we be outraged before real action is taken to prevent, and not just address, the scourge of sexual abuse in schools?

Civilians need to oversee South Africa’s defence force

ANC officials’ ‘taxi’ ride in an SANDF jet to Zimbabwe is further evidence that more transparency is needed in the military

E-payments for the unbanked are booming

The pandemic is providing mobile phone network operators with a unique chance to partner with fintech firms and banks to deliver clever e-commerce solutions to the informal sector in Africa

The bloody battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Neither side will hesitate for a second to do anything to win

Cosatu needs to get creative

With lockdown regulations in place, default industrial action methods need to be sidelined and new ways of protest considered

New laws could prove to be a win for women’s rights activists

Three amendment Bills recently submitted to Parliament have the potential to change the legal landscape for sex offenders, especially the proposed duty to report and act on incidents of gender based violence

Hollowing of skills and defunding of Stats SA works for a failing state

Perhaps the government does want us to know how bad things really are

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