Opinion

Land reform needs to change society
Land reform needs to change society
Many African countries that introduced land reforms after independence succeeded in transferring land from colonial governments, settlers and...
Someone is defending SA’s transition
Someone is defending SA’s transition
When political transitions work: Reconciliation as interdependence by Fanie du Toit (Oxford University Press)
Editorial: We must act now to save the world
Editorial: We must act now to save the world
We have known for more than a century that burning fossil fuels is warming the planet. Since the late 1960s, we have known that this could destroy...
Public interest law and the struggle for social justice
Public interest law and the struggle for social justice
‘The people shall govern!” declares the first clause of the Freedom Charter, adopted on June 25 and 26 1955 by the Congress of the People in...
Editorial: Our basket of deplorables
Editorial: Our basket of deplorables
For months, reports of outright theft from the coffers of VBS Mutual Bank, a financial institution that was long touted as a necessary transformative force in South African banking, have revealed a campaign to loot funds entrusted to the bank for the benefit of people connected to it....
Keep defending democracy
Keep defending democracy
It has become increasingly clear that the ANC, even with a new leadership, will not be able to “fix” our society and nor should we expect it...
Dangerous liaisons: PIC, Rassul and the Port of Nacala
Dangerous liaisons: PIC, Rassul and the Port of Nacala
The controversial businessman Momade Rassul is a key character in the dodgy deal involving the Public Investment Corporation, Muhammad Amir Mirza...
Letters to the editor: October 12 to 18
Letters to the editor: October 12 to 18
Dear Mr Kavanaugh, you’ve outdone yourself this time. Not only has your being appointed made survivors of assault and harassment feel...
Daily moments of loneliness
Daily moments of loneliness
It’s a Saturday morning. Just after 4am, possibly headed for 5am. I’m not sure. My walk is unsteady. I’m hungry. I’m dizzy and heavy from...
South Africa must guard against the erosion of its social contract
South Africa must guard against the erosion of its social contract
The idea of government is rooted in a learnt human preference for social order and organisation, and the benefits thereof, as opposed to chaos....
Let’s do what is right as if no one is watching
Let’s do what is right as if no one is watching
Some of the revelations by witnesses at both the Zondo...
Don't praise Nene for doing the right thing
Don't praise Nene for doing the right thing
I wonder whether you are as confused as I am about why former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene had to ask for our forgiveness last week....
State failure hurts tax collection
State failure hurts tax collection
Since democracy in 1994, the government has been promoting a developmental local government that is responsive to the needs of citizens.

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