Opinion

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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
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How Wynberg court is evading public scrutiny

Magistrates are ignoring Constitutional Court judgment

By Tessa Eidelman, Shaun Russell, Deena Bosch, Lumumba Chia and Ashura Easton - 10 June 2019
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Police are making arbitrary arrests at protests

Spurious charges are time-consuming and costly, and undermine the right to protest

By Sithuthukile Mkhize - 30 May 2019
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One door of learning has opened, but the others are still firmly shut

Unless we fix the school system, the gains won by the #Feesmustfall campaign will mean very little

By Gillian Attwood - 21 May 2019
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Political donations: the silence of the developers

Most fail to answer questions sent by the Observatory Civic Association

By Tauriq Jenkins and Leslie London - 6 May 2019
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President Ramaphosa should sign Copyright Amendment bill

Freedom of Panorama provision will help put more South African related content onto Wikipedia

By Douglas Scott - 25 April 2019
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Death penalty debate is a cheap political trick

Politicians are once again trying to use capital punishment to get votes

By Clare Ballard - 1 April 2019
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Unregistered taxis roam our roads

Province should take stronger action

By David Drummond - 20 March 2019
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Children are dying in pain because they cannot get the medicines they need

Government has not implemented its palliative care plan

By Michelle Meiring - 11 March 2019
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A teenager was sexually violated at her school in October 2015. Her teachers, the principal, and the Gauteng education department all failed her

Family is suing for R1.5 million

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sheena Swemmer - 27 February 2019
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Land alone is not enough

If municipalities fail to supply services, communities cannot properly use their land

By Lee-Anne Bruce and Sithuthukile Mkhize - 25 February 2019
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South Africa’s failure to create manufacturing jobs

To reduce unemployment South Africa needs to prioritise labour-intensive work instead of higher wages, write professors Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass

By Jeremy Seekings and Nicoli Nattrass - 18 February 2019
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Changing the way our colleges work is key to reducing unemployment

Business should inform curricula to prepare South Africa for the fourth industrial revolution, writes Business Unity SA CEO Tanya Cohen

By Tanya Cohen - 15 February 2019
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Why is South Africa’s unemployment rate so high?

If people are not willing to invest in a country, it is almost impossible to generate new jobs, writes Professor Vimal Ranchhod

By Vimal Ranchhod - 14 February 2019
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School principal charged after sexual harassment case

Western Cape Education Department takes action

By Sipho Mzakwe - 12 December 2018
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New student funding crisis looms

Postgraduates are being left out of pocket and this will damage the economy

By Nicola Illing and Alastair Sloan - 5 November 2018