[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.
[OPINION] The toxic politics of the ANC
Judith February says it was painful following the ANC policy conference because it’s shown the party is unable to deal with state capture.
[OPINION] Zuma and Putin’s ‘strong man’ leadership
Judith February warns against the Putinesque behaviour evident in South Africa.
[OPINION] ANC policy: What lies beneath
Judith February says the ANC is in serious trouble and no amount of papering over the cracks will show otherwise.
[OPINION] Has Busisiwe Mkwhebane been captured?
Judith February questions why the Public Protector would meddle in what is an economic and political issue and completely outside her mandate.
[OPINION] Revisiting the Asmal Report
Judith February takes a look back at the origins of the revived plan to establish a single human rights body.
[OPINION] Zuma, ‘destroyer-in-chief’ of the ANC
Judith February says Jacob Zuma’s greed and corruption have torn apart old alliances as Cosatu and the SACP try to get to grips with allegations of state capture.
[OPINION] Connecting the dots in a corrupt state
Judith February says the balance of forces within the ANC is simply not tipped against President Zuma right now.