Opinion

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Cape Town is using aquifers responsibly

Groundwater abstraction based on a “no regrets” approach

By Ian Neilson - 9 March 2018
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State surveillance a threat to journalism

Laws are being abused by corrupt state officials to spy on reporters for doing their jobs

By Murray Hunter - 9 March 2018
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Dire need for housing is South Africa’s biggest challenge

We are on track to exceed our targets for the delivery of houses in Cape Town for the current financial year

By Brett Herron - 8 March 2018
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Why we woke up Brett Herron at 5am with koesiesters

People evicted from their homes cannot be dumped in Blikkiesdorp or Wolwerivier

By Maxine Bezuidenhout - 7 March 2018
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Rush to drill for water threatens our future water supply

Extracting water from the Table Mountain Group aquifer threatens biodiversity and makes little difference to Day Zero

By Jasper Slingsby - 28 February 2018
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Want to curb abalone poaching? Treat the cause

Drone video that showed poachers being caught misses the point

By Kimon de Greef - 28 February 2018
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Stop the drought conspiracy theories

Hateful messages by ideologues can harm Jewish-Muslim relations

By Nathan Geffen - 26 February 2018
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How we’re fighting antimicrobial resistance in South Africa

Urgent work needed to end this public health crisis

By Heidi Albert - 23 February 2018
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Abortions: women don’t know where to go

Right to terminate pregnancy is limited by poor information

By Bongiwe Gumede - 29 January 2018
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The terrible price of PRASA’s negligence and corruption

Officials flout the law on train safety

By Leslie van Minnen - 8 December 2017
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Social grants falling as share of state expenditure

Yet percentage of people living in poverty has grown

By Isobel Frye - 4 December 2017
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Failure of commuter rail is a crime against urban poor

“I am appealing to employers to empathise with staff who rely on rail to get to work”

By Brett Herron - 4 December 2017
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Why Woodstock needs affordable housing

Affordable housing is necessary. Let’s work together to make it a success

By Nick Budlender - 20 November 2017
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How two teachers helped George Bizos become a lawyer

A story for his 90th birthday

By Doron Isaacs - 14 November 2017
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Affordable housing in Cape Town: are we being fooled?

Rush to build it all in Woodstock and Salt River

By Ute Kuhlmann - 9 November 2017
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Children with disabilities battle to get to school

Court application to force authorities to provide transport

By Ntsiki Mpulo - 7 November 2017