JUDITH FEBRUARY: South Africa, where do we go from here?
Apart from dealing with the internal ANC politics and a Cabinet reshuffle, President Ramaphosa should be at the forefront of starting the grand project of social reconstruction, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Jacob Zuma’s actions are worthy of our collective contempt
Had Jacob Zuma been a leader with a jot of care for his country or the livelihoods of those on the margins, he would have acceded to the rule of law and indicated as much to his supporters. But his playbook is naked self-interest, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: SA and Jacob Zuma, always at two minutes to midnight
Despite the seemingly endless legal wrangling and spectacle outside Nkandla this week, we awoke on 8 July with our democracy bruised but decidedly intact, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: There's no longer anywhere for Jacob Zuma to hide
There is a resilience at the heart of this country, its people and institutions that is well able to face even Jacob Zuma’s worst instincts of self-preservation and destruction, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: SA has a 'perfect storm' of issues during COVID-19 third wave
Whether true or not, the perception is that we are doing the usual South African ‘fly by the seat of our pants’ on vaccine roll-outs, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Good news and painful memories in the middle of COVID-19
Afrikaans is not only the language of the former oppressor but also something to be reclaimed and reimagined again and again, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Ramaphosa can’t avoid difficult decisions about Mkhize
The media will continue to ask tough questions about Zweli Mkhize’s role in a dodgy R150 million tender, and President Ramaphosa would do well to act decisively on the matter, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Inside the arms deal and the insidious creep of state capture
Commissions of inquiry cannot be an ex post facto substitute for effective strong democratic institutions, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: No matter who governs, SA’s future political landscape is messy
Quite what the future political landscape will look like after the local government elections is unclear, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: After UCT library fire, we must again look at SA’s painful past
The burning of a library and the emotion it evokes also speaks to what makes a society what it is, what matters most to us and how we value knowledge as part of the society we want to build. What is it that should inform our common life, asks Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Inside the deception playbook of Jacob Zuma and his cronies
In this playbook, any institution which seeks to hold the powerful and corrupt to account is singled out as ‘biased’ or the tool of (white or black) monopoly capital, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: How did South Africa lose its way so badly?
Now is a definitive time to be seeking to draw lessons from the past and to think about a future South Africa shaped by citizens who demand accountability from those in power, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Good news for the ANC is little more than empty promises again
The country is not duped by the language of unity the party presents. It is busy tearing itself apart and has been doing so for a long while, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: SA’s toxic mix of impunity & the everyday violation of rights
The rule of law is under threat in our country. The ANC has become almost apologetic about the Constitution it helped craft 25 years ago, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Political factions will make Mkhwebane's removal tougher
Finding a two-thirds majority will be tough to achieve with all the political factions' battles, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: SA’s electoral system is weakened by the lack of accountability
The South African electoral system does not provide a sufficient link between the citizen and the elected representative, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The pendulum swings between hope and despair in South Africa
In typically contradictory South African fashion, as the circus which is ANC politics played itself out on the national stage, hope was in the air as the local COVID-19 vaccine rollout began.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Is our state really as resilient as the fynbos?
Can our state really deliver on all the promises Cyril Ramphosa laid out in his State of the Nation Address, asks Judith February.