[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.
[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.