Opinion

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

Covid-19: State should use Cape Town’s military airports for housing

Wingfield, Youngsfield and Ysterplaat could house more than 120,000 people

By Adi Kumar - 1 June 2020

Covid-19: The epidemic reveals the cracks in our health and welfare systems

Improving services in rural KwaZulu-Natal

By Maryke Bezuidenhout - 29 May 2020

Covid-19: Whatever unfolds in our prisons will affect all of us

The release of 19,000 low-risk inmates is a bold and necessary step to save lives

By Sasha Gear and Doreen Gaura - 26 May 2020

Leading SA health experts warn that Covid-19 response is hurting other health priorities

Children are suffering increasingly from preventable infectious diseases, including TB and measles, due to missed vaccinations

Linda-Gail Bekker, Valerie Mizrahi, Ntobeko Ntusi, Tom Moultrie, Tracey Naledi, Mark Hatherill, Debbie Bradshaw, Rob Dorrington, Robin Wood - 17 May 2020

Auditor-General should oversee billions in the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund

Public deserves transparency for the fund to which thousands have contributed

By Fatima Hassan - 15 May 2020

How we are dealing with Covid-19 in care homes

We are doing our best in difficult circumstances but we need more assistance from the Department of Social Development

By Leon Geffen - 14 May 2020

Covid-19: We don’t have a full picture of what’s going on in the Eastern Cape

Province has failed to keep the population informed

By Tlamelo Mothudi - 13 May 2020