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.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: This is what we need to hear from President Ramaphosa’s Sona
While we all know that there is no proverbial silver bullet to our multiple crises, President Ramaphosa simply cannot come before Parliament with a repeat of what he has said in the past.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Now’s the time for Ramaphosa to defend our constitutional order
With the announcement by Jacob Zuma that he refuses to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry onto state capture, it’s incumbent on President Ramaphosa to make clear that he himself, as the head of this constitutional state, believes that no-one is above the law.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Untangling SA's toxic web of money and politics will be hard
Secrecy in the area of political party funding only breeds mistrust and an environment that is ripe for corruption, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Let those in power stand in shame
Recent actions by Minister Lindiwe Zulu make it worthwhile to remember the indignity many suffer daily at the hands of an aloof and uncaring state, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: A deeply divided nation, SA needs to find its better angels
South Africa has lessons to learn from last week’s moment of rupture in American history, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: On 25 years of democracy & rethinking our Constitution
We have a duty to the people who built our Constitution, even when we don't agree with it, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Despite SA’s problems, we must still hold on to our dreams
In the midst of all the stories of democratic degradation, we can still find beacons of excellence in a sea of mediocrity, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Jacob Zuma is in contempt of us all
Jacob Zuma’s entire presidency was an exercise in constitutional vandalism and his actions at the Zondo Commission were a low point, even for Zuma and his band of opportunistic lawyers, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Accountability must reign supreme in democracies
The essence of any democracy is that the powerful are held to account, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Trump and the degradation of democracy: The lessons for SA
Where there’s a lack of leadership or there is destructive leadership, there are deep consequences for the future of democracy itself, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: There’s simply no silver bullet to fix SA’s economy
South Africa talks far too much and does far too little. The time for endless discussion on economic policy must surely be over, writes Judith February.