[OPINION] The real legacy of Nelson Mandela
Judith February says as we ponder Madiba’s legacy, we know it was as imperfect as he himself would have admitted it to be.
[OPINION] Ramaphosa must steer debate on SA’s future
Judith February says that as president, Cyril Ramaphosa is in a unique position to raise the level of debate and see above the weeds the rest of us are wrestling in.
[OPINION] ANC a far cry from founders' ideals
Judith February contrasts the values and ideals of the ANC's founders with the current state of the party and wonders if it will regain the ideals of its founders.
[OPINION] Surely there are better ways to tackle the issue of race?
Judith February says the Ashwin Willemse/SuperSport incident has again shown how quickly we jump to conclusions in this topsy-turvy country of ours and how confusing our conversations about race can sometimes be.
[OPINION] Cape Town International Airport, what's in a name?
Judith February says naming and renaming can be controversial and bring out the ugliest impulses in a society, as we know only too well here in South Africa.
[OPINION] Tackling the crisis in local government
Judith February says the challenges within communities reflect a toxic mixture of poor governance, which, in turn, is a reflection of the dysfunction within the ANC.
[OPINION] Land reform in SA, between a rock and a hard place
Judith February says that while the ANC cogitates, citizens are agitating and land has now become a proxy for all manner of socio-economic delivery issues.
[OPINION] Down the rabbit hole for the DA in Cape Town
Judith February says what is playing out in the City of Cape Town is a symptom of a deeper malaise and of a party which has lost its way pretty quickly.
[OPINION] South Africa’s imperfect and difficult transition
Judith February says as the country celebrates 24 years of freedom, South Africans seem slightly less optimistic and enthusiastic.
[OPINION] Let’s talk about the service delivery revolution
Judith February says the challenges within communities reflect a toxic mixture of poor governance which, in turn, is a reflection of the dysfunction within the ANC.
[OPINION] Land of unfinished business
Twenty-four years into democracy and South Africa continues to be haunted by its apartheid past and the mistakes our leadership have made as the country continues its transition process, says Judith February.
[OPINION] The politics of spectacle
Judith February says Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma are politicians cut from the same cloth – opportunistic and self-serving.
[OPINION] The role of Sars in Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’
Judith February says the years of corruption and state capture have seriously eroded the nascent tax morality in South Africa.
[OPINION] The beginning of the end for the toxic impact of money on politics
Judith February says the passing this week of a bill to regulate private funding to political parties in some way is a fair and good start to a thorny issue.
[OPINION] A lament for the state of our democracy
Judith February says undergirding the values of the Constitution is the next ‘struggle’ South Africans are engaged in.
[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.