Opinion and Analysis

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

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

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17 August 2020

How government is supporting captive lion breeding

Panel overseeing hunting is loaded with industry representatives

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12 August 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

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30 July 2020

Parliament failed to vet Cele’s nomination for IPID head

Does Jennifer Ntlatseng have what it takes to run the police watchdog?

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21 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

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6 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

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3 July 2020

How we count our dead during Covid-19

From 6 May to 23 June, at least 4,000 South Africans died because of the pandemic

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2 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

Postbank security breach highlights SASSA’s failures

SA Social Security Agency seems unable to administer social grant payments

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17 June 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

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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

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8 June 2020