[OPINION] The cruel reality for women and children in SA
Judith February says until the culture of impunity ends, South Africa will make not progress on women or children’s rights.
[OPINION] President Zuma’s new form of tyranny
Judith February says Jacob Zuma is becoming increasingly desperate and will do anything - even bring down the state - to avoid prison.
[OPINION] President Zuma and democracy’s shame
Judith February says we cannot and must not be silent in the face of a laughing president.
[OPINION] The incoherence & chaos of the Zuma administration
Judith February says President Zuma operates in the shadows and sowing the seeds of doubt regarding the nuclear deal with Russia pits his ministers against each other.
[OPINION] Malusi Gigaba’s uphill battle
Judith February says that as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepares to deliver his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, he faces a crisis of confidence.
[OPINION] Accused Number One Zuma must go
Judith February says that for each day that President Zuma remains in power, the country is dragged further down the abyss of corruption and mismanagement.
[OPINION] The PIC is the next frontier in looting
Judith February says the idea that President Zuma and his merry band are even contemplating using PIC funds to bail out SOEs is callous beyond words.
[OPINION] SA must forge new kind of citizen activism
Judith February says citizen action and civil society organisations are needed now more than ever to systematically hold government to account.
[OPINION] South Africa is a political ‘hot mess’
Judith February wonders each morning what fresh hell the president might unleash, spurred on by his merry band of corrupt and compromised supporters.
[OPINION] A perfect study in a lack of accountability
Judith February says President Zuma recorded yet another pitiful performance during last week’s presidential question time.
[OPINION] How do we tackle citizenship & good governance?
Judith February questions how we move forward in the current South African crisis.
[OPINION] Imagine an ANC driven by conscience
Judith February says it’s ironic that the ANC has sought to move swiftly against Makhozi Khoza yet has no appetite to act against the likes of Faith Muthambi.
[OPINION] Top trumps: Zuma intimidation no match for Constitution
As President Jacob Zuma seeks to discipline ANC MPs who voted for his removal in the failed motion of no confidence against him, he needs to remember that the Constitution trumps party loyalty, says Judith February.
[OPINION] Zuma's no confidence win a Pyrrhic victory
President Jacob Zuma predictably survived the latest motion of no confidence against him but the damage has been done.
OPINION: ANC a far cry from founders' ideals
Sol T Plaatje's leadership and values played a key role in the founding of the ANC and one cannot help but notice the contrasts between the ANC then and now.
[OPINION] The ANC has lost its intellectual heart
Judith February says the ANC cannot steer public debate in large measure because it is in a state of disarray and held captive by the corrupt and inept.
[OPINION] Unpacking the funding of political parties
Judith February says because SA has no legislation to regulate private donations to political parties, the door is wide open for corruption and the buying of influence.
[OPINION] Building inclusive cities in an unequal SA
Judith February says South African cities have failed to create safe spaces for interaction between ordinary people in a society with high levels of inequality and unemployment.