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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 | Light bulb moment, Cyril. Why are you in Gaborone while we’re in ...

While the ANC passes the buck on stage 6 load-shedding, the president is on a talk-shop in Botswana

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Unions champion the poor, right? That’s not what happened at Eskom

It’s a reminder that trade unionists don’t care about the unemployed and are paid well to fight for those already with jobs

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | There are the old idiots and the new ones, and there’s Gwede on the ...

Either he doesn’t know the difference between cadre deployment and affirmative action, or he’s back to his old tricks

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Damn it, with the ANC, you’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Zondo is right in saying Ramaphosa should have done more to halt state capture, but where would that have left us?

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | R1m just to attend meetings is something to be ‘tone deaf’ about

It’s mind-boggling that MPs feel entitled to a salary increase when their constituents can’t make ends meet

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Farmgate is not our Watergate, but it is a watershed

It is clear we are primed to be seduced by a checklist of modest election promises, but the dangers in this are obvious

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | I’m no guru, but it seems there’s still room for a groovy conman to ...

A poll has found 77% of South Africans trust TimesLIVE, but then 68% also trust the creators of the Thembisa 10

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | Day Zero tweets by Helen Zille hard to swallow

Helen Zille posted something on Twitter and — no, wait, please don’t go. I understand. I do.

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | If only ANC NEC had the mind and feelings of a seven-year-old

The ANC’s National Executive Committee have been blurring the lines between machines and humans for ages

Tom Eaton Columnist
TOM EATON | There’ll be no more green in SA’s skies, and I’ve got the blues ...

SA just got a lot less accessible considering collapsed Comair commanded about 40% of domestic air travel