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

Damned and cursed, this ‘cultural Marxist’ has heard it all

Respect is fundamental for democracy, as the ANC should know, but it has to be earned

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Bigger than cabbage: you reap what you sow, Tshwane

Let’s peel back the layers of tyranny in what could have been an insignificant story

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Amateurs out of tune with experts can make deadly noise

Now, more than ever, we need to hear from experts, not the tone-deaf who should sit down and shut up

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The ANC to build a ‘smart city’. Now that’s an indisputable oxymoron

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

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TOM EATON | I do declare, these political parties are having us on

If R30m is all top political parties can siphon from donors, something is definitely rotten in the state of parliament

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

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

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Errant poll dancers or just a crumbling ANC cartel?

The ruling on the local government elections should be viewed with relief, after what the July unrest showed us

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TOM EATON | When will the voters register that the ANC’s end is nigh?

The party has been trying to self-destruct for years and this latest howler hardly registered a blip on the Richter ...

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I spy with my little eye something beginning with C ... China? Codswallop?

If China were to spy on us, what on Earth would they be after, besides learning how not to run a country?

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Lindiwe Zulu must think we’re just porns in her macabre game

Social development minister’s green paper on a state-run pension fund is so grotesque, it’s downright pornographic