Opinion and Analysis

National pension reform: could it be done?

The Department of Social Development’s proposals have been described as ludicrous, but are they really?

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14 October 2021

National pension reform: Protecting the funds from state capture

There are novel checks and balances

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11 October 2021

National pension reform: Why we must do it

Our pensions and social protection system is broken and unfair

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7 October 2021

How mining erodes the rights of women

Women are also marginalised when it comes to the economic benefits that mining brings

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7 October 2021

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform

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6 October 2021

The Information Regulator: Our new transparency superhero?

The law allowing the Information Regulator to enforce PAIA requests took effect in July

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28 September 2021

How to buy an affordable home in the Western Cape

Finance Linked Individual Subsidy will no longer be dependent on bond approval

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20 September 2021

Police use of deadly force must be curbed, says new expert report

Report says ratio of civilians killed by police to police killed on duty in South Africa, about 13 to one, is a cause for concern

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26 August 2021

How hesitant are South Africans about getting vaccinated?

Large surveys offer different views on vaccine acceptance

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20 August 2021

How to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Government has got a few things right, but there’s so much more it can still do

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18 August 2021

Vaccine denialism kills: Mail & Guardian has let down its readers

Those who dispute that the Covid vaccines used in South Africa are safe and effective are just wrong

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10 August 2021

Harsh prison terms won’t solve the crisis of gender-based violence

The certainty of arrest and prosecution, not long sentences, is what deters crime

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9 August 2021

Open letter to City of Cape Town: Fix our vleis!

“It is common knowledge that there are regular sewerage spills into Zandvlei”

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3 August 2021

Cape Town has reached Transport Day Zero. This is why

Lack of political leadership at all tiers of government and a failure to implement transport planning policy are to blame

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29 July 2021

The Human Rights Commission is wrong: vaccines are not always optional

The Commission is undermining the state’s vaccine programme

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29 July 2021