Opinion

Unrest July 2021: Personal notes from a KZN reporter

“On Wednesday night for the first time in days, I went to bed with a little bit of hope”

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16 July 2021

There is no right to carry a gun under our Constitution

Yet much debate on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill is based on the “right” to have a gun for self-defence

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6 July 2021

Why is the government in such a muddle over vaccination?

Decisions are chaotic and lack transparency

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17 June 2021

Covid-19: one month of discipline could save 20,000 lives

The time for social distancing is right now

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10 June 2021

It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

“It is clearer than ever that the occupation is not temporary, and there is not the political will in the Israeli government to bring about its end.”

Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel

8 June 2021

City’s approach to homeless people is not working

This simplistic narrative of helping to reduce homelessness by just donating to one group of shelters is harmful

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1 June 2021

Yes, Minister Cele, we did do our homework

Police minister brushes off Viewfinder’s devastating findings on police brutality

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18 May 2021

How to vaccinate millions as quickly as possible

Don’t try to micromanage the rollout

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14 May 2021

South Africa’s carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough

South Africa is the most carbon-intensive G20 economy with the highest coal reliance

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10 May 2021

Municipalities are creating arbitrary requirements for “permission” to protest

Gatekeeping officials are stopping people from exercising a constitutional right

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7 April 2021

Continued prohibition of political gatherings is irrational

“Government appears to be leveraging the pandemic to suppress dissent”

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22 February 2021

Covid-19: How bureaucracy can kill

A thoughtless instruction to my school from the provincial education department may have cost lives

A Teacher

15 February 2021

SLAPPing back: Court checks corporate bullying

Tuesday’s judgment in the mining company case provides key insights into how to recognise a SLAPP suit

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11 February 2021

Teachers, let’s use this time wisely

The Covid-19 delay to the start of the school year offers an opportunity to do things differently

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10 February 2021