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 | ‘The Crown’, like the royal family, is too good to be true

Why are viewers turning to a TV show for historical accuracy? My guess is politics

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | With friends like the ANC’s, who needs enemies?

As the Zuma-Zondo contretemps proves yet again, for the ANC friendship means something very different

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | SABC purge is targeting the wrong people. It’s the fat cats who ...

The real problem is leaders who don’t have a plan, or the intellectual or professional capacity to develop one

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | God knows how the Bushiris fled, but praise be that they did

In a country where miscreants are sure they can dodge the law, it’s a welcome novelty for someone to be scared of it

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | With its two-faced bull, the DA will get exactly what it’s asking ...

The party has been trying for some time to sell a very specific sort of dishonesty as truth

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Good God, the FF+ wants to colonise the Western Cape

Pieter Mulder thinks democracy is oppressive and wants to trek back to the very place his ancestors rejected

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | The evidence is in: Trumpism even killed the conspiracy theory

They used to have such fertile soil. But even they look different after this US election

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Myeni had an X to grind in a performance that knocked the wind out ...

It was a reminder of how things could have gone if the Zuptas were now in control

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | A limo or a laundry basket: there’s more than one way to leave the ...

We may be about to witness what happens when a cult leader is asked by police negotiators to come out of his bunker

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Even if Joe comes up trumps, the skid mark that is Donald will ...

He’s done many things, but perhaps most destructive are his lies, which regimes worldwide will have learnt from

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