Opinion and Analysis

We are woefully short of judges

The government needs to act quickly and provide more money to recruit more judges


Analysis | 7 August 2023

Our prisons are falling apart, says inspector

Lack of maintenance and disintegrating infrastructure put prisoners and staff at risk


Opinion | 28 July 2023

Who will be our next Public Protector? Here are the candidates

At least one may face conflicts of interest, a Corruption Watch study shows

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Analysis | 28 July 2023

Wayne Deck: an exemplary civil servant

Cape High Court clerk’s legendary work ethic should inspire others


Opinion | 26 July 2023

UCT should not host anti-gay professor

Patrick Lumumba’s statements perpetuate lies about same-sex relationships in African history


Opinion | 4 July 2023

There’s a way to sort out lighting in informal settlements

Solar powered public lights are better than high-mast lights, collaborative Cape Town project suggests


Opinion | 23 June 2023

Petroleum bill is blind to the climate crisis

Petroleum resources development bill is “fatally flawed” and should be rejected, says the writer


Opinion | 5 June 2023

Report raises alarm over state of provincial nature reserves

Protected areas critical to the country’s biodiversity and conservation efforts are being badly mismanaged, says the Endangered Wildlife Trust


Opinion | 23 May 2023

Fixing Cape Town’s railways will save families nearly R1-billion a year

We cannot wait any longer to save the city’s train service


Opinion | 25 April 2023

Changes to the party funding law: What does this mean and how does it affect you?

Raising the donation declaration threshold to R500,000 is a risk to democracy


Opinion | 21 April 2023

Where were they? State failure and Thabo Bester

Thabo Bester has been arrested, nearly a year after escaping prison. Should the state be praised for prompt action?


Opinion | 17 April 2023

Aaron Motsoaledi’s promised regularisation is a myth for ZEP holders

Decision to scrap the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit will be challenged in court next week


Opinion | 6 April 2023

How will next year’s elections work? It’s confusing

The Electoral Amendment Bill has serious flaws


Analysis | 30 March 2023

I left Zimbabwe to live in South Africa. I want to go back. This is why it’s hard.

I have supported my family by working legally in South Africa


Opinion | 27 March 2023

DA leaders should follow Premier Winde’s example on vaccines

Inviting a British anti-vaxxer and sending mixed messages, especially during a measles outbreak, is endangering public health


Opinion | 23 March 2023

Bail conditions that restrict the right to protest are unjust

Nine activists were left in limbo for three years because of their bail conditions, says the writer


Opinion | 22 March 2023