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).

‘The Crown’ anchored in truth?

Opinion

The latest season of the historical television drama series has attracted a more diverse audience and questions about ...

Praise be that the Bushiris fled

Opinion

In a country where miscreants are sure they can dodge the law, it’s a welcome novelty for someone to be scared of it

Joe Stalin and Lenin meet Donald Trump for coffee

Opinion

Republicans had to be told that wanting and believing a thing to be true isn’t the same as it being true

The skid marks will remain even if Trump loses

Opinion

Though it seems unbelievable, and against the odds, there  is a possibility of Trump winning the US presidential ...

The words we don’t say and the deaths we don’t count

Opinion

I suspect that, at some point in the next month or two, we’re reluctantly going to start using those unsayable words

Villainy, lack of vision hallmarks of ANC scandals

Opinion

There are no honours in the party’s impressive villainy combined with its profoundly limited criminal vision

Disdain for authority: Dainfern’s power arrears is even more shocking than its decor

Opinion

It isn’t the theft of electricity itself or the number of freeloaders that confuse me. It is the sums involved

Hope disappears in a puff of demon-summoning chalk dust

Opinion

What lessons can be learnt when our education is left to the internet and QAnon fantasists?

Paying taxis might get more people to pay their taxes

Opinion

Usually Mbaks is used to announcing the road death toll, but this time he brought subsidies to SA’s own private ...

Transparent and cynical, but EFF owns the moment

Opinion

There is no large, respected organisation that can deal out not only justice but also sense and enlightenment

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