Opinion

How mining erodes the rights of women

Women are also marginalised when it comes to the economic benefits that mining brings

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7 October 2021

The Information Regulator: Our new transparency superhero?

The law allowing the Information Regulator to enforce PAIA requests took effect in July

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28 September 2021

How to buy an affordable home in the Western Cape

Finance Linked Individual Subsidy will no longer be dependent on bond approval

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20 September 2021

How to boost the Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Government has got a few things right, but there’s so much more it can still do

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18 August 2021

Vaccine denialism kills: Mail & Guardian has let down its readers

Those who dispute that the Covid vaccines used in South Africa are safe and effective are just wrong

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10 August 2021

Harsh prison terms won’t solve the crisis of gender-based violence

The certainty of arrest and prosecution, not long sentences, is what deters crime

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9 August 2021

Open letter to City of Cape Town: Fix our vleis!

“It is common knowledge that there are regular sewerage spills into Zandvlei”

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3 August 2021

The Human Rights Commission is wrong: vaccines are not always optional

The Commission is undermining the state’s vaccine programme

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29 July 2021

The Covid grant should be R585, so everyone can afford to eat

Black Sash launches a report into the implementation and impact of the Covid-19 SRD Grant

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27 July 2021

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