Opinion

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

By

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

By

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

By

Opinion | 22 March 2023

Is cycling the way to improve mobility in Langa?

The Langa Bicycle Hub and Human Sciences Research Council will host a walk through the township on 7 March

By and

Opinion | 1 March 2023

What is the significance of Judge Makhubele’s Judicial Conduct Tribunal?

Separation of powers under examination, says Mbekezeli Benjamin from Judges Matter

By

Opinion | 21 February 2023

My friend told the police she’d been assaulted. Then the justice system failed her

Rude, uncaring police, slow magistrates and even loadshedding have meant that her assailant of 18 months ago is still free

By

Opinion | 20 February 2023

Time for transparency on executive pay in South Africa

Retail executives earn 700 times more than the lowest paid workers in their industry

By

Opinion | 16 February 2023

Operation Dudula and other latecomers to the ZEP litigation are muddying the waters

The court challenge to the termination of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit will be heard in April

By

Opinion | 15 February 2023

Lottery whistleblowers: Right the wrongs done to us

“We should all stand up and be counted in doing the right thing for our country. It should be that simple.”

By and

Opinion | 14 February 2023

Constitutional Court: where are the online records?

Court records are not being filed promptly online, and key documents go missing

By

Opinion | 1 February 2023

Sex work: where criminal law has no place

Decriminalisation Bill is a giant step

By

Opinion | 24 January 2023

Western Cape has tried a new approach to housing. It’s bearing fruit

The programme accepts that informal settlements are a major part of our cities

By

Opinion | 13 January 2023

Prisons watchdog needs sharper teeth

Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services is struggling for independence

By

Opinion | 28 November 2022

30 things the City has done to clean up Cape Town’s vleis, rivers and wetlands

All water quality test results are now available to the public online

By

Opinion | 22 November 2022

Why is government taking so long to finalise water standards?

Much needed legislation has not moved since 2017. It’s up to us, the public, to put pressure on our elected leaders to finish the job.

By

Opinion | 18 November 2022