Opinion and Analysis

These graphs show PRASA’s disastrous state

No trains, no hope? We show just how bad things are at PRASA.

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Analysis | 21 September 2022

New copyright bill will take South Africa into the 21st century at last

The bill will give South African artists and creators benefits and rights already enjoyed in many countries

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Opinion | 15 September 2022

Housing: let’s scrap the mythical “housing lists”

We need a different approach to land rights

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Opinion | 13 September 2022

Black Sash calls for urgent action to fix child hunger

More than ever, we need a Universal Basic Income Grant

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Opinion | 12 September 2022

It’s time to flip the housing delivery model on its head

The future of affordable housing is about the enabling state

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Opinion | 12 September 2022

Exploitation of car guards cannot continue unchallenged

“Nobody pays to work, yet if I do not pay to work, they will just get the next person”

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Opinion | 7 September 2022

Debunking the myth that Africa responded well to Covid

We should not let governments that failed to even count their dead off the hook

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Analysis | 5 September 2022

“I don’t want to die poor”

Young people in Calitzdorp battle to break down apartheid’s barriers

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Opinion | 25 August 2022

PRASA whistleblower speaks out

It’s not just the masters of corruption that need to be brought to justice but the consultants and bureaucrats who helped them

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Opinion | 23 August 2022

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

Setback for Makhado Municipality in access to information case …

… but they will probably just start afresh

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Analysis | 11 June 2022