Opinion and Analysis

AIDS victories show what we can do if we try

We can do the same for Covid-19 and other diseases

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1 December 2020

New police bill fails to address chilling effect on freedom of assembly

Laws criminalising conduct connected with gatherings do not align with the Constitution

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20 November 2020

Gauteng Bill infringes on rights of foreign nationals

The Gauteng Township Economic Development Bill seeks to exclude people without permanent residence from the township economy

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17 November 2020

Proposed changes to the way we vote are alarming

Electoral Law Amendment Bill would give the Independent Electoral Commision full power to change voting methods

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13 November 2020

Is Shamila Batohi winning the battle to fix the NPA?

Results so far have been disappointing but there is hope

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3 November 2020

How the Western Cape responded to Covid-19

And how we are moving forward to create jobs

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29 October 2020

Legal but reckless: Lending to social grant recipients

High interest rates are charged yet there is little risk to lenders

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29 October 2020

Covid-19: Getting the messaging right

If we keep it simple, adherence should be better

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22 October 2020

Without the right to public transport, most people can’t access their other rights

Regulating and subsidising minibus taxis would allow citizens to access their rights

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20 October 2020

Our obsession with mega projects is not good for South Africa

The R30 billion “new city” near Pretoria raises red flags

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7 October 2020

Draft bill will not solve police brutality

Killing of “mentally unstable” Tshepiso Adoons highlights failings

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7 October 2020

Asset managers need to check excessive executive pay

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

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28 September 2020

Spatial injustice remains at core of rising inequality

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

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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

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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

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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

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19 August 2020