Tom Eaton Columnist
Opinion

OPINION | Plato as mayor giant leap backwards for city

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon it was one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind. And all thanks to ...

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OPINION | Gigaba falling on his sword? That’s just not SA’s strong suit

Reader‚ do not scream. I am about to write about Malusi Gigaba without making a pun about his private life.

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OPINION | Political navel-gazing will not save the Earth

A number of environmental reports have raised the alarm recently – that we, the human species – are decimating the ...

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OPINION | Aunty Pat is finally ‘free’ – but is that freedom with an EFF?

As Patricia de Lille resigned‚ probably definitely for realsies‚ many were urging her to join the EFF or to revive the ...

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OPINION | Paying the price for picking the malcontents

I “would not rape you”, the new president of Brazil told a congresswoman in 2014, “because you are not worthy of it”. ...

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OPINION | When a budgie is actually a blue canary

Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement, or as Tito Mboweni’s brief called it, “Defuse The Bomb While Clinging ...

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OPINION | Journalists are still vulnerable to abuse

As the Sunday Times apologises for disseminating false narratives and SA journalism calls for self-reflection and ...

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OPINION | Are our ancestors guiding us to a safe roost?

A flock of starlings, swirling towards its roost. From a distance it seems to move like smoke, thick billowing clouds ...

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OPINION | What’s in a name, ‘Heritage or Braai’ day?

So, which one was it? Heritage or braai? Did you reflect on the series of accidents – noble, sordid and banal – that ...

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OPINION | China’s willing buyer, desperate seller policy

For a few hours on the day before Nelson Mandela’s funeral, international heads of state were banging down at ...

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