Opinion and Analysis

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

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Housing: time to replace the outdated one-plot-one-house model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