By PIERRE DE VOS President Jacob Zuma has always had a complicated and ambivalent relationship with the truth. His lack of enthusiasm for facts was again on display when he addressed the nation on Friday night after the Constitution Court found that he had breached his constitutional duty to uphold,...
By J BROOKS SPECTOR In thinking about the actions of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, J. BROOKS SPECTOR reflects on the importance of what a chief justice and a top court can do when it does what must be done. In the past few days, there has been a flood of sudden, positive...
By ANDREW IHSAAN GASNOLAR In light of our current economic woes, it would be easy for some South Africans to pretend that patriarchy, racism, misogyny and hatred are issues that are secondary to bread-and-butter issues. However, these issues are interrelated and interconnected and definitely not secondary. We were at this...
By MMUSI MAIMANE It is incredibly important that South Africans do not become desensitised to corruption scandals because, left unchecked, corruption will be our undoing. Simply put, corruption destroys a government’s ability to fulfil its commitment to the people. It threatens the rule of law, it damages a country’s reputation...