Opinion

Asset managers need to check excessive executive pay

Executive remuneration in South Africa is untethered to any objective measure of fairness

By Emma Schuster and Melody Kozah - 28 September 2020

Spatial injustice remains at core of rising inequality

Activists believe a radical “new normal” is needed for land reform

By Kyla Hazell and Nkosikhona Swartbooi - 10 September 2020

Violence in prisons is increasing. The prisons watchdog needs more power to stop it

A Constitutional Court decision, awaited since March, will be crucial for the safety of inmates and wardens

By Edwin Cameron - 3 September 2020

Cape Town’s approach to homeless people is cruel and expensive

It would have been more affordable to offer people decent accommodation than the Strandfontein camp

By Brett Herron - 1 September 2020

Enemies of the nation: How the “war on drugs” has failed South Africa

Drug use is a social and health issue. It is not a criminal justice issue

By Edwin Cameron - 19 August 2020

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

By Stanley Malematja - 17 August 2020

How government is supporting captive lion breeding

Panel overseeing hunting is loaded with industry representatives

By Charan Saunders - 12 August 2020

Education spending is falling. The Covid-19 budget has slashed it further

Yet schools are essential to the Covid-19 response

By Julia Chaskalson, Hopolang Selebalo and Daniel McLaren - 31 July 2020

We won’t fix development until we fix our municipalities

Citizens have been reduced to passive beneficiaries of state assistance which often never arrives

By Noah Schermbrucker - 30 July 2020

How to respond to Cape Town’s surge in land occupations

Here are seven proposals

By Adi Kumar - 27 July 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems

What the eviction of a naked man tells us about our collective response to the housing shortage

By Jens Horber - 6 July 2020

Budget breaks President Ramaphosa’s promise, say economists

Economists ask Parliament to reject Budget

Signatories of open letter to Parliament's finance committee - 1 July 2020

The CCMA in a time of Covid-19: delaying and denying justice?

If the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration can’t even read its emails, it may as well close down

By Bhavna Ramji and Komnas Poriazis - 9 June 2020

It’s World Oceans Day: Government needs to treat fishing communities better

Thousands of people are forced to fish illegally or with recreational permits

By Maia Nangle - 8 June 2020

Covid-19: Why is important data being kept secret?

Government’s lack of transparency means analysts cannot evaluate whether a strategy is working

By Alex van den Heever - 8 June 2020

Open letter to Judge Zondo: Please resume Commission hearings

20 organisations ask state capture commission to issue interim report

Civil Society Working Group on State Capture - 3 June 2020