Opinion and Analysis

OUTA: Government is wasting money and using delaying tactics to hide information

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse wonders why SANRAL opposed a request for information and then didn’t turn up for court

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26 November 2021

PRASA CEO Zolani - aka Kgosie - Matthews: an embarrassing appointment

He has been suspended because of information that should have been known to the board before he was appointed

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23 November 2021

Social grants: the research behind the controversy

We look at how different grants were evaluated in the recent SALDRU study

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11 November 2021

Law and power: How a prisoner’s journey saved the lives of thousands

A look back at the battle for the rights of HIV-positive prisoners

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11 November 2021

Our faulty approach to life sentences is catching up with us

Our prisons are crowded with “lifers”, at great cost to us all

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10 November 2021

India’s Supreme Court strikes a blow against the use of spyware

Ruling offers ways to hold governments and companies accountable

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10 November 2021

Elections 2021: where are the promises to our children?

Bureaucracy is suffocating our crèches. Local governments can do something about it.

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28 October 2021

National pension reform: could it be done?

The Department of Social Development’s proposals have been described as ludicrous, but are they really?

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14 October 2021

National pension reform: Protecting the funds from state capture

There are novel checks and balances

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11 October 2021

National pension reform: Why we must do it

Our pensions and social protection system is broken and unfair

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7 October 2021

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

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform

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6 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

Police use of deadly force must be curbed, says new expert report

Report says ratio of civilians killed by police to police killed on duty in South Africa, about 13 to one, is a cause for concern

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26 August 2021

How hesitant are South Africans about getting vaccinated?

Large surveys offer different views on vaccine acceptance

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20 August 2021