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).

Amen, we whimper as false prophets squat over our faces

Opinion

The universe is very big and what we know is very small. Which is why I don’t want to rule out the possibility that ...

EFF court jester Dali Mpofu again played his part to perfection

Opinion

No-one should be surprised by Dali Mpofu’s Zondo commission outburst. He always plays to the crowd

Cyril can vax lyrical as much as he wants, but SA knows it’s hot air

Opinion

At the rate the rollout is going under DD Mabuza, Eskom will be fixed long before most of us get vaccinated

One right royal mess after another

Opinion

A week ago, Oprah Winfrey blew her fairy dust into the ether, and minutes later Americans who idolise George Washington ...

Dear scientists, thanks for soldiering on in the face of modern medievals

Opinion

After a year of wilful ignorance, let’s hear it for the health workers and ‘witches’ who will save us

If only SA really were run like a spaza shop

Opinion

Unlike most ANC ministers, the people who run these businesses actually understand how money works

State of stagnation: ho-hum, it’s time to be told all the platitudes yet again

Opinion

The age-old tradition of leaders plying us with platitudes to placate us is still alive and well in the national ...

I wonder what it took for the spooks to cook the books

Opinion

Perhaps it’s better for SA’s sanity if what happened to that R9bn the SSA ‘lost’ is kept on a need-to-know basis

Whatever happens to the vaccines, SA is already immune to shock

Opinion

Centralising the vaccination programme to keep money away from grubby hands is simply palliative care

I imagined I’d have the time of my life, but it was not to be

Opinion

Hey, Mr DJ, put a different record on, then listen to it and you may find your Top 500 is far from it

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