November 17, 2020

The price of silence:The Costs of National Silence on Covid-19

By: Steven Friedman A VIGOROUS public debate is one of democracy’s most important features. Which is why democratic countries face a huge problem when the debate […]
November 16, 2020

The Proposed Employment Equity Amendment Equality Bill: Political Implications for Economic Transformation in South Africa.

By: Norah Msuya On 21 July 2020, the Employment Equity Amendment Bill was tabled in Parliament. The Bill seeks to amend a number of provisions in […]
November 13, 2020

Why the State posts more challenges than answers in solving South Africa’s socio-economic challenges.

By: Jason Musyoka South Africa is a complex society when viewed from its socio-economic composition and character. It is the most equal country on earth, often […]
November 11, 2020

What Really Matters for Students in Higher Education Institutions in South Africa

By: Lizzy Ofusori South Africa boasts of some of the best Universities in Africa. This fact attracts numerous students, yearly, from within and outside the continent […]
November 10, 2020

16 days of activism against gender-based violence: why it hasn’t worked in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Esther The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) is an annual international event that was initiated by activist during the inaugural Women’s […]
November 3, 2020

Our System of Justice was not designed only for those we like

By: Aubrey Matshiqi There are things that have been bothering me about how, as citizens, we respond to legal matters and other happenings in our criminal […]
November 3, 2020

The Future of Media and Freedom of Speech Post Covid-19

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi At a time of crisis and anxiety, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown regulations, media ought to play a crucial […]
October 27, 2020

The Gauteng Township Economic Bill and the emergence of immigration as an election tool in South Africa

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga On the 30th of September 2020, the Gauteng Provincial Government released, for public comment, what has become a contentious draft bill on township […]
October 26, 2020

A New Social Engineering of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in a Post-Apartheid Landscape

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction Three weeks ago I was invited to participate in an anti-corruption webinar hosted by the South African Hindu Maha Sabha. Of course […]
October 22, 2020

In a post Covid SA, Ramaphosa will need the left

By: Imraan Buccus The Zuma years left us with a seriously weakened state, and an entrenched economic crisis. Finding our way out of the profound mess […]
October 20, 2020

Populism v Politics: An Analysis of Corruption & Inequality in the ANC Governance Systems

By: Bonolo Makgale Introduction This article seeks to give an overview of the current political climate in the South African political sphere, focusing primarily on the […]
October 19, 2020

Yes, we can rebuild the post-Covid economy, but the fundamentals must be in place

The post-Covid-19 economic recovery plan outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa can work – but implementation of the various policies must be fast-tracked. Plans are only beneficial […]
October 16, 2020

Farm murders, land expropriation and the facts

By: Stef Terblanche The murder of 21-year old Free State farm manager Brendin Horner and its aftermath has again catapulted into the limelight a relatively small […]
October 15, 2020

Proposed changes to electoral law in South Africa: Implications for Political Parties

By: Norah Msuya The Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota has recently published an explanation of the new Electoral Laws Amendment Bill which he […]
October 15, 2020

The divine right of scientists?

By: Steven Friedman, SOUTH AFRICA’s debate is often loud. It also prides itself on giving a hard time to anyone in authority. But it becomes soft-spoken […]
October 9, 2020

Local government revamp needed for district development model to work

A transformative form of politics and public participation could help cut the number of service-delivery protests By: Dr. Paul Kariuki SA’s local government sector has struggled […]
October 6, 2020

Implication of corruption on economic growth in South Africa

By: Adebimpe Ofusori The word corruption is coined from the Latin word “corruptus,” which connotes “corrupted”. Legally, it is referred to as abuse of a trusted […]
October 5, 2020

Social distancing and COVID-19 crisis: What’s working, what isn’t and how to fix it

By: Lizzy Oluwatoyin Ofusori COVID-19 outbreak has confronted nations with unprecedented challenges to both their health system and their economies. A significant strategic response adopted by […]
October 2, 2020

COVID-19 and Its Implications on Migration Management in South Africa

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi South Africa has a long-standing history of migration flow, including the Bantu-speaking settlers in pre-colonial times, then the immigrants from Europe, India […]
September 30, 2020

Covid-19 and Higher Education in South Africa: A Post-Covid-19 Scenario

By: Maria Lauda Goyayi The novel outbreak of COVID-19 that was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and by January 2020 declared a global […]