September 9, 2021

A broken system cannot protect those who try to fix it

By: Stef Terblanche Runaway corruption in South Africa and its close associates like murder, constitute the scourge that permeates almost everything in this country these days. […]
August 30, 2021

The Trajectory of South Africa’s Opposition Party Politics

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction The release of the recent Afrobarometer survey results examining trust in South Africa’s institutions and political parties reinforces perceptions by the public […]
August 30, 2021

Empowering women towards an equitable future in the Covid-19 era

By: Paul Kariuki The struggle of women in South Africa and around the world continues. The journey has been long and strenuous, given the changing political […]
August 20, 2021

Women Are Sacred Beings: We Must Be Better And Do Better

By: Aubrey Matshiqi,   Hear my voice Hear my dreams Let us make a world In which I believe   Hear my words Hear my cries […]
August 17, 2021

The titanic shift of social cohesion as a moral question to social cohesion as economic redistribution

By: Jason Musyoka (Ph.D) Archbishop Desmond’s Tutu’s metaphor of a Rainbow nation intended to capture the need for social cohesion within South Africa. This concept reflected […]
August 16, 2021

Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future: Addressing Barriers.

By: Norah Msuya As part of the global movement towards achieving gender equality by 2030, South Africa is celebrating 2021 Women’s month under the theme: “Generation […]
August 16, 2021

The people can vote – but not decide?

By: Steven Friedman DEMOCRACY is, among other things, the right to decide. People living in poverty are as entitled to this as anyone else. New Finance […]
August 11, 2021

Rebuilding after the unrest -what are the options?

By: Nyasha Mcbride Mpani The period between 9-17 July 2021 was a terrifying and sad moment for the rainbow nation. The claim that SA is a […]
August 10, 2021

The Future of Women in Politics and Leadership Post Pandemic in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi While women constitute over 50% of the population globally, their political and leadership representation is still lower than their male counterparts. Discriminatory attitudes […]
August 10, 2021

Achieving Equal Future in a Covid World

By: Lizzy Ofusori The World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) a pandemic in March 2020. Before then, some experts had believed that […]
July 28, 2021

Skewed attitudes against migrants in South Africa’s public health system fuel medical xenophobia

By: Paul Kariuki and Tawanda Matema The basic human right to healthcare for all, including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, is being hamstrung by bureaucracy and […]
July 27, 2021

Searching for truth in mayhem and confusion…but what then?

By: Stef Terblanche If there is one thing the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Gauteng achieved among South Africans, it was to generate deep introspection […]
July 26, 2021

Proceeding from this tipping point to safeguard a prosperous democracy for all

By: Stef Terblanche The mayhem, destruction and looting that stunned South Africa and the world, appears to be over for now, but it could very easily […]
July 26, 2021

Should we dare invent the future?

By: Sanusha Naidu The events of the past several days and weeks that gripped the country was surreal. Post reflection commentaries were caught in divisive interpretations […]
July 22, 2021

We must not allow bullshitters to turn us into agents of state-sanctioned vigilantism

By: Aubrey Matshiqi There are two novels I am going to read again. This, I am going to do because South Africa has become a matrix […]
July 20, 2021

The country in our heads

By: Steven Friedman YOU cannot heal a country if you don’t know what you are trying to cure. Or if you believe that what is in […]
July 19, 2021

The fatal collision of the Free Zuma Protests and South Africa’s soft state model.

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka The latest wave of ‘Free Jacob Zuma’ protests (FZP) forms part of the complex democracy that is South Africa. This was not […]
July 16, 2021

Constitution Court Judgement About Former President Jacob Zuma: Its Implications on the rule of Law and Democracy in SA.

By: Norah Msuya On Tuesday morning, 29 June 2021,  The Constitutional Court of South Africa sentenced former President Jacob Zuma to 15 months’ imprisonment. Zuma, 79, […]
July 9, 2021

The Role of Voting Technology in Enhancing Democracy in South Africa

By: Maria Goyayi As South Africa prepares for municipal election later this year and the COVID-19 is becoming more rampant and lethal with each wave, the […]
July 5, 2021

With SA’s political culture gone horribly astray, total disintegration is next unless….

By: Stef Terblanche The latest developments around former president Jacob Zuma most certainly do not represent South Africa’s finest hour. In fact, it’s questionable whether the […]