[OPINION] The value of human rights in SA
Judith February says human rights rallies and speeches are pointless when the majority of South Africa’s citizens have their rights breached on a daily basis.
[OPINION] Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted. Finally
Judith February says that for someone who has always said he wanted his day in court, Jacob Zuma did everything possible to evade accountability - all at our cost.
[OPINION] Don’t be blinded by Ramaphosa’s 'new dawn'
Judith February says Cyril Ramaphosa needs to walk a fine line between political compromise and holding the guilty to account.
[OPINION] SA’s long journey to transition
Judith February says the Ramaphosa Presidency seemingly brings with it a ‘new dawn’, yet it drags the detritus of the Zuma Years with it.
[OPINION] How do we fix a country in disarray?
Judith February says it’s only by ensuring accountability for those who betrayed our democracy to enrich themselves that we can ever hope to begin tackling poverty, unemployment and inequality.
[OPINION] All the president’s men and women
Judith February says when Cyril Ramaphosa read the Cabinet reshuffle announcement, Jacob Zuma was the proverbial elephant in the room.
[OPINION] Let’s hold Ramaphosa to account
Judith February says we can’t abdicate our citizenship to the ANC even while we are optimistic about Cyril Ramaphosa’s promises.
[OPINION] President Ramaphosa heralds a new path for SA
Judith February says with a new leader, South Africa is on a different path now, one which feels challenging, but somehow lighter all the same.
[OPINION] The disregarding president is finally gone
Judith February says SA is on a new path today, one that can only be better than the long slog of 9 years we have endured under Jacob Zuma.
[OPINION] The ANC’s ‘hot mess’
Judith February says the process of dislodging President Jacob Zuma has been predictably messy and unpredictable.
[OPINION] SA deserves closure on Zuma
Judith February says, that as citizens, we must insist that the deal on President Jacob Zuma’s exit is transparent and in line with the Constitution.
[OPINION] Zuma’s complicated game of political chess
Judith February says Jacob Zuma, the wounded animal, has much to lose. His position as president is his only real bulwark against prosecution.
[OPINION] The clear signs of a 'Cyril Spring'
Judith February says there are many more steps in this long journey to rid our country of the detritus of the Jacob Zuma years.
[OPINION] The difficult tapestry of race in SA
Judith February says the sight of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi walking off the field at Centurion last week was what true transformation looks like.
[OPINION] Moving beyond H&M to really tackle racism
Judith February asks if we are having better, more nuanced conversations about racism since the H&M racism furore?
[OPINION] Speaking truth in a time of falsehoods
Judith February says South Africans are looking to Cyril Ramaphosa and the ‘new’ ANC leadership to get us out of the cul-de-sac of the Zuma years.
[OPINION] The task ahead for Ramaphosa - the Great Negotiator
Judith February says Cyril Ramaphosa has a window of opportunity to win our trust and start ridding the state of some of the most obvious rot.
[OPINION] The real state of emergency under President Zuma
Judith February says we've watched Jacob Zuma systematically undermine the Constitution and violate its spirit repeatedly during his presidency.