Opinion

Are judges crossing the line when they speak out?

Some are perilously close to breaking the Code of Judicial Conduct

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Opinion | 10 August 2022

Parks for the people: everyone needs green spaces

Urban South Africans use what little green space is available to them very creatively, and deserve more support

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Opinion | 25 July 2022

Increased housing subsidy will result in more informal settlements

By not increasing the overall housing budget, fewer people will be getting formal houses from government

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Opinion | 8 July 2022

Why I donate money to Ukraine

South Africa’s failure to support the United Nations resolution calling for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine was a low-point in our foreign policy.

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Opinion | 1 July 2022

Endless court postponements deny justice to poor people

Trial of protesters arrested in Lenasia drags on for six years and counting

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Opinion | 29 June 2022

How the JSC failed our judges – and the public

“No possible excuse for why the JSC has taken nearly two years for the Makhubele Tribunal kick off” says Judges Matter

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Opinion | 15 June 2022

Why independent healthcare inside prisons is vital

Prisoners are overlooked in an already unequal health system

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Opinion | 25 May 2022

Disciplinary hearings: some schools are flouting the rules

Schools do not have discretion in dealing with learners who contravene the code of conduct

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Opinion | 21 April 2022

Major shift in housing policy is an opportunity for civil society

We need a comprehensive approach to site and service schemes

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Opinion | 14 April 2022

South Africa is failing to protect its activists

Killings and victimisation demand urgent measures

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Opinion | 8 April 2022

Bathabile Dlamini’s conviction sends a message to all public officials

There are consequences for failing in their duties

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Opinion | 18 March 2022

Lives and eyes lost: excessive use of rubber bullets by police is common

Mthokozisi Ntumba’s death points to bigger SAPS failures

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Opinion | 10 March 2022

Budget 2022 will reinforce inequality

Less money for public schools and health care, but tax breaks for corporates and individual taxpayers

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Opinion | 3 March 2022

Long-awaited policy on pregnant learners promises a new dawn

The Department of Education’s Learner Pregnancy Policy is a positive step but has shortcomings

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Opinion | 1 March 2022