Opinion and Analysis

This is what we can do to end the reading crisis

As the November 2023 deadline looms, 70% of public schools still don’t have libraries

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Opinion | 7 September 2023

Government needs to innovate if it hopes to address the housing crisis

NGOs could play a vital role as intermediaries

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Opinion | 30 August 2023

South Africa must fix its academic incentives, or other universities may meet the same fate as UNISA

Paying the same amount for every published article encourages low-quality paper-mills

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Opinion | 29 August 2023

Analysis: The troubled history of Mangaung prison

The high-security prison is in the spotlight again after the suicide of an inmate this week

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Analysis | 24 August 2023

Stop Judge Makhubele from milking the state and delaying justice

State capture-accused officials cannot be allowed to use the State Attorney as an ATM, write Zackie Achmat and Zukiswa Vuka

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Opinion | 8 August 2023

We are woefully short of judges

The government needs to act quickly and provide more money to recruit more judges

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Analysis | 7 August 2023

Our prisons are falling apart, says inspector

Lack of maintenance and disintegrating infrastructure put prisoners and staff at risk

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Opinion | 28 July 2023

Who will be our next Public Protector? Here are the candidates

At least one may face conflicts of interest, a Corruption Watch study shows

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Analysis | 28 July 2023

Wayne Deck: an exemplary civil servant

Cape High Court clerk’s legendary work ethic should inspire others

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Opinion | 26 July 2023

UCT should not host anti-gay professor

Patrick Lumumba’s statements perpetuate lies about same-sex relationships in African history

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Opinion | 4 July 2023

There’s a way to sort out lighting in informal settlements

Solar powered public lights are better than high-mast lights, collaborative Cape Town project suggests

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Opinion | 23 June 2023

Petroleum bill is blind to the climate crisis

Petroleum resources development bill is “fatally flawed” and should be rejected, says the writer

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Opinion | 5 June 2023

Report raises alarm over state of provincial nature reserves

Protected areas critical to the country’s biodiversity and conservation efforts are being badly mismanaged, says the Endangered Wildlife Trust

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Opinion | 23 May 2023

Fixing Cape Town’s railways will save families nearly R1-billion a year

We cannot wait any longer to save the city’s train service

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Opinion | 25 April 2023

Changes to the party funding law: What does this mean and how does it affect you?

Raising the donation declaration threshold to R500,000 is a risk to democracy

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Opinion | 21 April 2023

Where were they? State failure and Thabo Bester

Thabo Bester has been arrested, nearly a year after escaping prison. Should the state be praised for prompt action?

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Opinion | 17 April 2023