Opinion and Analysis

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.”

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Opinion | 14 February 2023

Will a State of Disaster fix the electricity crisis? An engineer weighs in

There are good reasons to be sceptical

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Analysis | 10 February 2023

Social housing in South Africa is in trouble - here’s why

Rising costs and stagnant grants imperil the only government-backed effort to undo apartheid spatial planning

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Analysis | 10 February 2023

Constitutional Court: where are the online records?

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

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Opinion | 1 February 2023

Sex work: where criminal law has no place

Decriminalisation Bill is a giant step

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Opinion | 24 January 2023

Youth organisation scored big time from Lottery amendment for which it lobbied

Southern African Youth Movement picked up millions, thanks to the introduction of a new kind of funding

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Analysis | 23 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

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Opinion | 13 January 2023

Understanding Eskom’s high failure rate

Researchers have identified the underlying causes

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Analysis | 8 December 2022

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