JUDITH FEBRUARY: COVID-19 lockdown: Keep faith with SA’s hard-won democracy
South Africa's 21-day coronavirus lockdown is about more than a set of rules to be followed. It is about finding the wellspring of goodness we all know still sits at the heart of this complex country, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Let’s not allow a 'good crisis' go to waste
Now may be a good time to deepen our understanding of how the inter-relatedness of the world impacts on our approach to public health, poverty and disease, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Busisiwe Mkhwebane threatens the rule of law in SA
If it was not before, then it must now be abundantly clear that this Public Protector is unfit for office, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Tito Mboweni’s brave wager
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is acutely aware of what needs to be done to repurpose the state, specifically National Treasury, for its democratic mandate, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: We're tired of watching the parliamentary circus
Parliament, like much of our country, is being subsumed by the tyranny of the minority, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Sona a mixture of the good, the bad & the ugly
South Africa has no more time to squander on navel-gazing and inaction, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Sona 2020 can't be business as usual
Cyril Ramaphosa needs to give us short and sharp answers to solve South Africa's problems or he seriously risks squandering what is left of the confidence citizens have in his presidency, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Ramaphosa’s Sona needs a huge dose of honesty
In an ideal world, the president's State of the Nation Address would lay out the grim news with an honest rendering on the economy and why it is in the state that it is in, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: South African public life is awash with impunity
The state has become a convenient conveyor belt for the incapable, the unqualified, the connected and those who would struggle to find jobs on a competitive basis, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Looking back in anger at the Eskom debacle
As damning testimony relating to Eskom is revealed at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, Judith February says we shouldn't forget the red flags which predated the commission.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Can cricket in SA rise to the challenge?
The ‘colour by numbers’ approach is an unsatisfactory approach to team selection as it can be both damaging and artificial. It also can't work if the real hard work of development does not happen at school and club level, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: It's time to separate truth from lies
For those who wish to wrest the state from Cyril Ramaphosa and return us to Zuma-like years, creating a sense of crisis and chaos serves them well, writes Judith February.
Judith February's 2020 wish for Ramaphosa - to sift the truth
Rampahosa would have the backing of citizens and big business, if he provided an honest and firm rendering of the challenges that face us, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Keep calm and restore our confidence in cricket
Cricket South Africa must restore confidence in the game in the minds of the disillusioned cricket fan that has had to watch as corruption and incompetence strangle the game, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The gentleman’s game has been turned into one of dysfunction
The administration of cricket has been captured by rent-seekers who have no interest in the game at all, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The farce that is the CSA & the lessons from rugby
Reports of serious governance failures, lack of funding, wasteful expenditure, litigation and even ‘capture’ within Cricket South Africa are rife, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: How long until the ANC gets the proverbial wake-up call?
How hard, or even impossible, is it for senior ANC members to take the high road when it comes to matters of principle, asks Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Why SA needs a win from the Boks
When the overwhelming sentiment is that the Boks 'need' to win the Rugby World Cup, as South Africans, we know instinctively what that means, writes Judith February.