JUDITH FEBRUARY: What's needed for our new Parliament to be effective
Things have decidedly slipped since the first democratic Parliament which featured the ‘Great and the Good’ of the ANC and which worked hard to repeal 789 pieces of race-based legislation, says Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The brutal lows & great highs of the SA elections
Judith February says President Ramaphosa will need to move pretty swiftly to neutralise the most egregious elements within his party.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: No election in the world is perfect
Judith February says that when things go wrong in an elections, it's crucial that an electoral commission act in a manner consistent with its own laws, rules and the Constitution.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: It’s all up for grabs in Elections 2019
For all the confusing, contradictory polling out there, a week is a long time in politics, says Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The triple challenge of Freedom Day this year
As South Africans celebrate 25 years of freedom, Judith February says we are jaded, we trust our leaders far less than we did in those halcyon days, and at times, we seem rudderless.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Implementing anti-corruption plans is better than promises
While all our political parties have intentions to end corruption, it's the implementation that's lacking, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The politics of burning & violence in SA
Judith February says there's something fundamentally wrong with the way in which we ‘do politics’ in South Africa if burning is seen as the only language with which one can be heard.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: How uneasily the crown rests for the ANC
Judith February says the ANC seems to be firmly in ‘own goal’ territory.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Why South Africans need to take The Long View
Judith February says the need to take The Long View does not come easily in a world in need of quick fixes and where 24-hour social media demands immediate solutions.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The toxic nature of our public discourse
Judith February says as we try to grapple with the myriad of challenges we face in South Africa, we need to also restrain ourselves from the immediacy of the 'quick fix'.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The ‘c’ word of elections - coalitions
Judith February says if coalition politics is needed, the ANC may well need to find uncomfortable bedfellows such as the EFF.
OPINION: SA has officially entered election mode
Judith February says suddenly politicians are hugging gogos and babies and holding big rallies promising the world.
[OPINION] Mboweni, we need to look beyond the numbers
Judith February says we need to see the nameless and faceless in our society who have been let down by this weak and corrupt state again and again.
[OPINION] Connect the dots from the past to deal with the rot at Eskom
Since 2008 and the new era of rolling blackouts, Judith February says the problems at Eskom have been managed or “spun” in such a way as to avoid general panic. We are probably now at a point of panic.
[OPINION] Sona 2019, a good night for the president
Judith February says that President Ramaphosa's 2019 Sona showed us that he is willing to clearly express what needs to be done to painstakingly rebuild that which has been broken.
[OPINION] Sona 2019: President Ramaphosa must move beyond the platitudes
President Ramaphosa will deliver the annual Sona and face a country weary of corruption and outrageous allegations of state capture which have been a steady, if unpleasant, daily diet for us all.
[OPINION] What do our politicians really stand for?
Judith February wonders whether the politicians making so many promises ahead of the elections truly see what millions of South Africans endure on a daily basis.
[OPINION] Politics in SA can be stranger than fiction
Judith February says we should not be surprised at the revelations coming out of the Zondo commission each day. Yet we are.