Opinion

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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
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Without appropriation art is sterile

A response to Jewish theatremakers speak out against cultural appropriation on stage

By Nathan Geffen - 26 August 2019
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Women are being evicted from shelters onto the street

Victims of violence are rendered homeless or forced to return to abusive homes

By Sheena Swemmer - 20 August 2019
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No country for old spies

Take Jacob Zuma’s testimony for what it is – the rambling of a troubled mind

By Yolisa Pikie - 17 July 2019

Farm workers, let down by politicians, face new threats to their security

Their situation can be improved but is there the political will?

By Stephen Devereux and Colette Solomon - 17 July 2019
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Courts should not refuse bail to immigrants without good reason

Being foreign does not justify a refusal of bail

By Busisiwe Kamolane - 26 June 2019
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The right to die with dignity

We need to change our law

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 19 June 2019
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Victory for children’s rights in the Western Cape

Commissioner for Children to be appointed

By Astrid Coombes - 11 June 2019