JUDITH FEBRUARY: Johnny Clegg held us all in his embrace
As a great artist, Johnny Clegg spoke to our soul and took us on his life journey and accompanied us on our own, says Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The toddler antics of Malema's red brigade
After the 2019 elections, it's become difficult for the EFF to recreate itself as constructive opposition and so, like a toddler, it has resorted to proverbially kicking and screaming, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Busisiwe Mkhwebane, what is this madness?
If one were to be charitable, one could say that the Public Protector does not have a full grasp of the law or the powers of her office, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: SA's electoral system must be reformed
Greater accountability between the electorate and political parties is key to keep SA's democracy going, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Sona clearly displays the ramifications of the ANC's rot
The grim reality is that the state capture project will take a decade - if not longer - to fix, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: No magic in president’s sober Sona
Given the dire state of the economy, it was always going to be difficult for President Ramaphosa to pull a rabbit out of the hat, says Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: President Ramaphosa, the honeymoon is over
What we need from the president is straight talk, solutions and deadlines so we are all reassured that he is in charge and is prepared to lead, no matter the unethical sabre-rattling from Luthuli House, says Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The fork-tongued mess of the ANC & the Reserve Bank
In a time of economic uncertainty and ANC-inflicted turmoil, Judith February says we would do well to join the dots between the likes of Ace Magashule and Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
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'.