Building resilient cities should be a priority for all of us

Opinion

A few days ago, the Eastern Cape was hit by devastating floods that have so far claimed the lives of more than 10 ...

The youth’s struggle must start with voting

Opinion

On Wednesday, millions of South Africans will be heading to the polls to cast their votes for a government of their ...

More stakeholders must be brought in to fight gang-related crimes

Opinion

On Monday, The Herald published an article by reporter Brandon Nel, titled “Gang unit members suffer emotional trauma ...

Bulletproof parks for children a terrifying alternative

Opinion

A week ago, while catching up on news in SA from South America, where I am on vacation, I read something that shocked ...

Poverty and apartheid not enough to explain crime

Opinion

Two weeks ago, I left SA for a month-long vacation across Latin America.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o — a symbol of many abusive powerful men

Opinion

A week ago, social media exploded when news emerged that renowned Kenyan author, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, had allegedly ...

Mpho Phalatse a shining example of the power of education

Opinion

A few days ago, the former executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse, posted on her X (formerly ...

What lies ahead for SA if schools have become war zones?

Opinion

In her classic masterpiece, Greatest Love of All, the late Whitney Houston begins with a verse that speaks to the ...

The right to die is about human dignity

Opinion

Last Wednesday, Carol de Swardt died peacefully at Pegasos Clinic in Liestal, Switzerland.

SA’s an angry society — this needs urgent addressing

Opinion

We are an extremely angry society — one that is on the brink of implosion.