Opinion and Analysis

PRASA whistleblower speaks out

It’s not just the masters of corruption that need to be brought to justice but the consultants and bureaucrats who helped them

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Opinion | 23 August 2022

Are judges crossing the line when they speak out?

Some are perilously close to breaking the Code of Judicial Conduct

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Opinion | 10 August 2022

Parks for the people: everyone needs green spaces

Urban South Africans use what little green space is available to them very creatively, and deserve more support

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Opinion | 25 July 2022

Increased housing subsidy will result in more informal settlements

By not increasing the overall housing budget, fewer people will be getting formal houses from government

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Opinion | 8 July 2022

Why I donate money to Ukraine

South Africa’s failure to support the United Nations resolution calling for Russia to withdraw from Ukraine was a low-point in our foreign policy.

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Opinion | 1 July 2022

Endless court postponements deny justice to poor people

Trial of protesters arrested in Lenasia drags on for six years and counting

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Opinion | 29 June 2022

How the JSC failed our judges – and the public

“No possible excuse for why the JSC has taken nearly two years for the Makhubele Tribunal kick off” says Judges Matter

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Opinion | 15 June 2022

Setback for Makhado Municipality in access to information case …

… but they will probably just start afresh

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Analysis | 11 June 2022

Why independent healthcare inside prisons is vital

Prisoners are overlooked in an already unequal health system

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Opinion | 25 May 2022

One week left to comment on South Africa’s new labour migration policy

Government paints the policy as forward-looking, but can it be enforced and how will it affect the lives of immigrants?

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Analysis | 23 May 2022

Hands off our Grants: the Black Sash’s long battle for justice

A shameful period in South Africa’s recent history

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Analysis | 19 May 2022

Disciplinary hearings: some schools are flouting the rules

Schools do not have discretion in dealing with learners who contravene the code of conduct

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Opinion | 21 April 2022

Major shift in housing policy is an opportunity for civil society

We need a comprehensive approach to site and service schemes

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Opinion | 14 April 2022

South Africa is failing to protect its activists

Killings and victimisation demand urgent measures

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Opinion | 8 April 2022

Dodgy lotteries: what the SIU can and can’t do

And why it’s important that the NPA joins the fray

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Analysis | 6 April 2022