September 22, 2020

Braai or Heritage Day? Reflecting on Social Cohesion and Nation Building 26 years on!

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga South Africa celebrates the 26th edition of Heritage Day on the 24th of September 2020. This is a public holiday in which the […]
September 19, 2020

Ramaphosa is right to praise the media but embedded and rogue journalism is not media freedom

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In his latest letter to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa laments the negative impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the media. What concerns […]
September 17, 2020

The poor and homeless have suffered the most during Covid 19

By: Imraan Buccus There is much talk that we will soon need to be framing our references to societal dynamics as pre-Covid and post-Covid.  Economic uncertainly […]
September 17, 2020

Coping With Covid-19: surviving, striving and thriving: women resilience in navigating covid-19 challenges

By: Dr. Adebimpe Esther Ofusori   COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the health and well-being of many in South Africa. As at the time […]
September 16, 2020

Comparing the economic impact of the 2008 global recession and Covid-19 on South Africa and finding new pathways for recovery.

By: Jason Musyoka There are ongoing conversations on how the economic impact of Covid-19 compare`s with the 2008 global recession. From the beginning of the Covid-19 […]
September 16, 2020

Corruption, factional battles will change the ANC and the overall political landscape

By: Stef Terblanche The governing African National Congress (ANC) is now firmly established as the political party in South Africa most associated with corruption. After all, […]
September 15, 2020

Out Of Africa: South Africa’s Covid-19 Response Ignores The Rest Of The Continent

  By: Steven Friedman In global Covid-19 statistics, South Africa is in Africa. In the minds of the government, its scientific advisors and much of the […]
September 15, 2020

A Narrow Focus on Corruption Benefits Insiders and the Deep Establishment

By: Aubrey Matshiqi, Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, writes in the book, Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep […]
September 3, 2020

A three-legged elephant cannot outrun corruption

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In February 2018, Jacob Zuma resigned as president of the Republic of South Africa. He was forced to step down by his party, […]
August 30, 2020

Covidpreneurship: From corruption to rebuilding legitimacy and trust in our political leadership

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The recent exposé of massive misappropriation of the Covid-19 funds allocated for relief was a disturbing revelation to the nation. It was […]
August 24, 2020

No More Shuffling: The Time for Exceptionalism is Putting People First

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction “When the blood in your veins returns to the sea , and the earth in your bones returns to the ground , […]
August 21, 2020

Strategies of Resistance By Women: Then and Now

By: Bonolo Makgale Introduction The late Toni Morrison once remarked that “black women were armed, black women were dangerous and the less money they had the […]
August 20, 2020

Politicians in the ANC and the DA must be loyal to that which is noble about the will of the people

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In April and May this year, the Democratic Alliance (DA) was supposed to hold its Policy Conference and elective congress, both of which […]
August 18, 2020

Lessons from the government’s free Covid-19 ride

By: Prof Steven Friedman VOTING rules and the latest governance fads do not make governments account to their citizens – only citizens can do that. South […]
August 17, 2020

Why South Africa’s black middle-class matters in the Covid-19 milieu

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka The limits of economic activities imposed by the South African government has taken toll not just on businesses, but also on households. […]
August 17, 2020

Covid corruption will alter our electoral politics

By: Imraan Buccus It came as no surprise, since we are in a pandemic, that the government introduced relaxed emergency public procurement measures for personal protective […]
August 13, 2020

South Africans increasingly think their vote makes no difference – IJR survey

By: Karabo Mafolo The South African Reconciliation Barometer 2019 survey found that while more South Africans are losing trust in the electoral system, they are more […]
August 12, 2020

The Zondo Commission: An unutilized political strategic tool in President Ramaphosa’s State and ANC reforms arsenal

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga Introduction August 21, 2020 marks exactly two years since the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (Zondo Commission), commenced its seating in Parktown, […]
August 10, 2020

Coping with Covid-19: Surviving, striving and thriving: Women resilience in navigating covid-19 challenges

By: Dr Adebimpe Esther Ofusori COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the health and well-being of many in South Africa. As at the time of […]
August 5, 2020

Online teaching and student assessment in institutions of higher learning in South Africa: Challenges and Lessons

By: Lizzy Ofusori The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has led to the closing down of schools and higher institutions of learning across the globe. The […]