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).

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Cessation? Secession, maybe? No, Sisulu

I Googled the misunderstood Mr Mdekazi and everything became clear

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | With so much at stake in the GNU, who will take the top jobs?

Tom Eaton takes a look at who might be in line for the top positions in the GNU  ... or maybe not

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | When Zimbabwe votes better than us, apathy or disillusionment ...

People point out many countries have low turnouts in their elections, but the situation isn’t as bad as this. So what’s going on?

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | It’s a funny old thing, democracy, but SA can still count its ...

Barring any last-minute disasters, Wednesday's election will be free and fair and a majority of South Africans will accept it as such, writes Tom ...

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | DA’s flag-burning advert dumber than a bag of hammers

I expect politicians to say some crazy stuff before an election, but not to see a party explain that the country will burn if it isn’t saved by ...

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Even with the vibes, Orania 2 probably won't be a big hit as a ...

Could it happen? Probably not. But is it a good idea? Also probably not

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Eskom’s sudden generosity might be the ANC’s light at the end of ...

The past five weeks may brighten the ANC’s prospects of dragging itself over to 51%

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TOM EATON | As we wait, and wait, in the raptures of faith

Not even atheists and non-believers are immune to the deep yearning for something other than this reality

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Fly your flag, Msholozi — I want to see who salutes

Zuma and the MK party present a perfect opportunity to check whether liberal assumptions about the popularity of democracy are still grounded in ...

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Back to reality: the grass is the same all over, it seems

It’s not just the weakness of the rand or the abundance of cheap labour in South Africa that’s drawing expats home — to Joburg in particular