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).

Opinion

Ignorance was Cyril’s saving grace until it hit close to home

I hope the president savours this brief national unity before SA’s vaccination problem spoils things

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TOM EATON | If Ramaphosa’s playing a long game, he’s playing it all by himself

As blank-faced over the Eskom sabotage as he was over the July riots, one’s got to wonder if he has any game at all

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TOM EATON | Budget sounds good save for the underspending on realistic outlook

Are the minister and the president serious about putting us on the road to recovery?

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TOM EATON | Gwede’s an outdated fossil who’s oblivious to clean energy or reality

I’m pretty sure the energy minister doesn’t speak for Africa. He shouldn’t even be speaking on behalf of SA

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Think South Africa’s in the dark now? Just wait till the ANC names its mayors

While Zuma feigns outraged ignorance, the reasons for SA’s gloomy situation are as clear as day

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Big Man? Chosen one? Who cares? The gospel is up for grabs

Some big claims were made about a man who did not get even 50% of his own party’s vote at Nasrec

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Parties may rue the day they ignored the female hands that feed them

In SA, where patriarchy rules, there’s seemingly no time to woo women voters, let alone retain them

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The ANC is rewriting history and once again history repeats itself

Revamping the syllabus will take commitment, talent and a coherent plan, none of which the party has had for years

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TOM EATON | If the DA keep acting like skulky schoolchildren, they’re headed for a klap

John Steenhuisen and his party have abandoned any notion of holding the moral high ground with their noxious posters

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TOM EATON | Why eat the rich when you could also be one in a billion?

It’s hard for revolutionaries to make us hate billionaires when we’re all ‘temporarily embarrassed millionaires’