Tom Eaton Columnist

Tom Eaton is one of SA's most prominent newspaper columnists, also known for his cricket writing. He has also written screenplays and several books, including The De Villiers Code (2005) and Is It Me or Is It Getting Hot in Here?: Great Expectations and Boiling Frogs in South Africa (2020).

ANC to build a ‘smart city’ — that’s an indisputable oxymoron

Opinion

Instead of highfalutin proposals like building a ‘smart city’, Cyril and Co should figure out how to build toilets

The R400k bill may Shaik you a little, but at least Zuma is free as a birdie

Opinion

The former president got one in (and out) the hole – not too Schabir there, Jacob

Coupled on the tote: Trump, Zuma are thoroughbred confidence tricksters

Opinion

Asking people to donate money to them shows how shameless and entitled Jacob Zuma and Donald Trump are

Editors Choice

Anti-vaxxers and the (un) healthy distrust of authority

Opinion

Why haven’t we yet seen a large media blitz featuring vaccinated celebrities?

The problem with extremists is that they’re ... um extreme

Opinion

Persuading anti-vaxxers isn’t as simple as posting a Facebook legend. Their distrust needs to be channeled subtly

Vax versus fiction: to beat anti-vaxxers, take the fight to them

Opinion

It seems the only way to get the counterfactual corps to see, er, fact, will be to unleash symbolic leadership

Zuma didn’t end loadshedding, but it could be gospel before you know it

Opinion

As SA rushes to return to normality without taking the time to retell the story of July’s upheaval, someone else will

Looting is bad, ANC preached after taking another stolen tot

Opinion

The party is trying to convince us it is a bastion of morality – as if

Is this a counterrevolution, aninsurrection or a food riot?

Opinion

It has been a week of contradictions, but in trying to make sense of things don’t be gullible and settle on one answer

Here we go again as SA faces another make-or-break moment

Opinion

In a country characterised by criminality, with a police force unable to police, this week’s events were inevitable