Opinion and Analysis

Budget 2022 will reinforce inequality

Less money for public schools and health care, but tax breaks for corporates and individual taxpayers

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Opinion | 3 March 2022

Long-awaited policy on pregnant learners promises a new dawn

The Department of Education’s Learner Pregnancy Policy is a positive step but has shortcomings

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Opinion | 1 March 2022

Silence on far-reaching changes in housing delivery during SONA

Government is shifting to a site-and-service model rather than building houses

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Opinion | 17 February 2022

Has the national government abandoned vaccination?

Vaccine uptake has dropped dramatically and there appears to be no push from the President or the national health department to change this

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Analysis | 16 February 2022

POPI Act: confessions of a convert

This new law will ensure that information about us is kept where it belongs but it is being widely misinterpreted

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Opinion | 28 January 2022

Health policy has become a confused mess

The health department has withdrawn welcome changes to isolation, quarantine and contact tracing policies

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Opinion | 29 December 2021

We should not let people suffer and die alone in hospital

Restrictive hospital visitor policies don’t make sense anymore

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Opinion | 14 December 2021

An optimal vaccine strategy for middle-income countries

A mixture of Chinese-manufactured vaccines and mRNA booster may be the way to go

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Analysis | 13 December 2021

Ventilation is key to controlling Covid

We need a national project to improve the air we breathe in buildings and vehicles

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Opinion | 10 December 2021

Booster vaccines must be offered to older people immediately

The six month gap is too long. It should be reduced to four.

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Opinion | 9 December 2021

Drugs are not the problem. The way we think about them is

We need to solve the social issues that make drug use a solution

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Opinion | 7 December 2021

Vaccine rollout: the government has made three mistakes

As a result, we have at least 13 million unused vaccines

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Analysis | 6 December 2021

Universal social security is now a matter of urgency

Government must implement a policy for either a basic income grant or a grant for unemployed people

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Opinion | 3 December 2021

Law and power: the long road to equality for gay men

The 1998 “Sodomy Case” confirmed LGBTIQ rights at last

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Analysis | 29 November 2021

OUTA: Government is wasting money and using delaying tactics to hide information

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse wonders why SANRAL opposed a request for information and then didn’t turn up for court

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Opinion | 26 November 2021