Opinion and Analysis

Prisons watchdog needs sharper teeth

Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services is struggling for independence

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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

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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.

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Opinion | 18 November 2022

No school fees? Then no matric dance!

Some schools are trying to stop learners going to the dance because their parents haven’t paid school fees. This is illegal

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Opinion | 15 November 2022

Learners with disabilities must get a place in school

Support should be provided to those who enroll in ordinary public schools

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Opinion | 3 November 2022

GroundUp sued by Iqbal Survé … but for only R5-million

Independent Newspapers has a litigation fixation

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Analysis | 20 October 2022

Housing: time to replace the outdated one-plot-one-house model

We have to build much denser cities

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Opinion | 11 October 2022

Municipalities must play their role in early childhood development

Local governments can change the policies that are hampering the development of South Africa’s children

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Opinion | 10 October 2022

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