JUDITH FEBRUARY: In praise of art turning things upside down
Art and discourse must reflect the maturity, immaturity, struggles, contradictions and discomfort of our young society., writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Ramaphosa is losing the PR battle
As a former negotiator and a ‘union man’, we need to see more of Cyril Ramaphosa’s raw political instincts coming to the fore, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Trust has been broken between the state and citizens
President Ramaphosa has promised that the time is up for rapists and murderers, but cynicism is all that is left, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Uyinene was not the first and she won't be the last
President Rampahosa's words ring hollow when we gaze upon the sad parade of murdered women in our country, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Is Ramaphosa being too deliberative?
Given the daily dose of the Zondo commission, Ace Magashule and the ANC’s regular antics and now the death of Gavin Watson, South Africans are becoming increasingly impatient, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: The arms deal and the creep of state capture
It is when political meddling happens, that democratic institutions fail us, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Are we being sold healthcare utopia for the poor?
This state has shown itself to be entirely incapable of running anything. Who will run an NHI fund serving the entire country, asks Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: Ramaphosa has tricky waters to navigate
We do not have the luxury of political factionalism, infighting and populist distraction in South Africa, writes Judith February.
JUDITH FEBRUARY: It's clear Mkhwebane is unfit for office
The ConCourt ruling painted a picture of a woman who is not only incompetent but who is also dishonest and someone who should not be heading up a constitutional body, says Judith February.
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.