Opinion

Sisipho XhaxhaPregnant girls must be allowed in class

In my school when a girl falls pregnant, her parents are called in and the girl is kicked out of classes. She is only allowed to return after she gives birth.

Oct 30, 2014
Sisipho Xhaxha
Kathryn Stinson is an epidemiologist who volunteered with MSF in Sierra Leone.Ebola: what we need to do

On her return from Sierra Leone, epidemiologist Kathryn Stinson explains what must be done to manage the Ebola epidemic.

Oct 29, 2014
Kathryn Stinson
Source: Wikipedia.etv: emails show who really runs the show

A credibility crisis in South Africa’s independent media is unfolding this week, writes Patrick Bond.

Oct 28, 2014
Patrick Bond
Photo of Barbara Hogan from SA History Online.Why I have resigned from the board of HCI

On 26 October, former Minister of Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan resigned from the board of Hosken Consolidated Investments, which owns etv. Here is her resignation letter.

Oct 28, 2014
Barbara Hogan
Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Musa Nene. Photo from Treasury website.Government Adjusts the Budget: Why it Matters for Service Delivery

The Adjustment Budget got very little coverage last week, but it is vital to understand it, explain Carlene van der Westhuizen and Thokozile Madonko.

Oct 27, 2014
Carlene van der Westhuizen and Thokozile Madonko
Terry Bell.Who is to blame for the PO rot

The strike bound South African Post Office (Sapo) has been badly damaged. And not by greedy workers and belligerent unions, but by mismanagement, corruption and a total lack of planning and foresight. The strike in its eleventh week is not a cause, but a symptom of the malaise.

Oct 27, 2014
Terry Bell
Zackie Achmat.Police: the facts behind the Commissioner’s “good story”

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Policing should ask police management some tough questions, writes Zackie Achmat in the second in a series of articles on policing.

Oct 24, 2014
Zackie Achmat
Cllr. Ernest Sonnenberg.Liebenberg's argument is a straw man

The City is not opposed to social audits, but takes issue with the way the SJC carried out its audit, writes Counsellor Ernest Sonnenberg in response to Professor Sandra Liebenberg.

Oct 23, 2014
Ernest Sonnenberg
Zackie Achmat.Police: Parliament must ask tough questions

It’s annual report season in Parliament, and the new Portfolio Committee on Police is finding its feet. In the first in a series of articles, Zackie Achmat has some suggestions for the committee.

Oct 23, 2014
Zackie Achmat
Access to safe and hygienic sanitation is internationally regarded as a fundamental human right. Photo by Masixole Feni.Social audits and the right to sanitation

Social audits are a valuable tool in implementing socio-economic rights, which is why the response by the City of Cape Town to the social audit of janitorial services in Khayelitsha is disturbing, writes Sandra Liebenberg.

Oct 22, 2014
Sandra Liebenberg

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