Opinion

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Covid-19: What happens after the lockdown?

The epidemic won’t disappear by 17 April. We have merely bought three weeks breathing space to plan for the future

By Alex Welte - 31 March 2020
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Covid-19: 76 economists say government can do more to protect the economy

Open letter to President Ramaphosa and the Cabinet from South African economists, economic and business analysts

- 30 March 2020
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Covid-19: Open letter to President Ramaphosa

Coalition of unions, co-ops and other organisations demand protection for precarious workers

- 24 March 2020
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Our prisons are failing. They need to become correctional facilities

Our policies have become more punitive, yet our crime rate continues going up

By Edwin Cameron - 3 March 2020
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Ramaphosa should declare passenger rail a national disaster

Six actions that would help fix our rail system

By James Stent and Mmeli Dube - 19 February 2020
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Informal settlements can be better planned

Re-blocking by NGOs is very different from “super-blocking” by local governments, argues Professor Steven Robins

By Steven Robins - 12 February 2020
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Why Makhanda residents are taking their municipality to court

Sewage spills are an environmental and health crisis

By Cecile van Schalkwyk and Catherine Sofianos - 24 January 2020
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Government must do more than talk about the water crisis

The solution for the Sekhukhune District Municipality’s waterless villages is obvious

By Ariella Scher - 5 December 2019
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How we internalise stigma and shame

Biko’s legacy can help us recognise the invader within

By Edwin Cameron - 4 December 2019
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Small towns are missing the chance to change apartheid’s geography

With political will, it can be done

By Noah Schermbrucker and Olwethu Jack - 8 November 2019
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Lotteries Commission is trying to sell you horse manure

COO Phillemon Letwaba has been unable to explain the numerous anomalies in the funding of Lesley Ramulifho’s projects

By Anton van Zyl - 23 October 2019
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How inclusionary housing can make Cape Town a better place

A well-designed policy could change the face of the city

By Jonty Cogger - 15 October 2019
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Minibus taxis: time to form cooperatives?

Cooperatives could unlock state subsidies for an industry which transports 16 million people a year

By Siyabulela Fobosi - 11 October 2019
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Attacks on foreign nationals may constitute terrorism

Let’s call them what they are so that we can start to heal

By Avani Singh and Michael Power - 13 September 2019
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Incarcerated women tell NGO they are desperate for help

Conditions for women in prisons neglected during Women’s Month, says health and human rights organisation

By Unathi Mahlati and Prince Nare - 30 August 2019
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King Zwelithini’s trust keeps people poor

Ingonyama Trust denies customary ownership rights to people living on its land

By Zenande Booi and Nokwanda Sihlali - 29 August 2019