February 2, 2021

Political Party Funding Act: Four reasons the new legislation is a big win for our democracy

The enactment of the Political Party Funding Act is good news for democracy in South Africa. The benefits far outweigh the costs of non-disclosure of private […]
February 1, 2021

Confronting Corruption in South Africa: Whose work is it?

By: Lizzy Ofusori Corruption, which is the misuse of public office for an individual’s private gain, is getting too common in South Africa. It is essential […]
February 1, 2021

Taxing the wealthy to finance the economy and government programmes – will it happen, and can it work?

By: Stef Terblanche On February 11, President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his state of the nation address (SONA) followed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s Budget speech […]
January 26, 2021

From the land of the free to the country of the unhinged

By: Sanusha Naidu The storming of the United States’ Capitol Hill buildings on 6 January 2021 by pro-Trump supporters could come straight out of a Hollywood-style […]
January 17, 2021

Vaccination is not going to be enough to beat the pandemic: we need a strategy to control the spread of the coronavirus

By: Steven Friedman Mistakes are costly, but repeating them costs even more, which is why SA is losing the fight against Covid-19. The virus’s second wave […]
January 14, 2021

Public participation is crucial to vaccine rollout

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The coronavirus “second wave” and new, more infectious 501. V2 variant continues to wreak havoc across the world. In SA pressure is […]
January 12, 2021

Drownings in Beitbridge at the Limpopo River: An indictment on our immigration and foreign policy

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga  Globally, the Christmas season is generally associated with families coming together and breaking bread. This is because of the religious and spiritual significance […]
December 2, 2020

Milnerton residents keen for councillors who put ratepayers over agendas of political parties

By: Mwangi Githathu Cape Town – Tired of councillors who want to put the agenda of their political parties above the interests of ratepayers and constituents, […]
November 27, 2020

Tsakani Maluleke has a very tough job ahead, but she’s up to the task

The incoming auditor-general will need to make bold moves early in her term to stem corruption and other forms of maladministration By: Dr. Paul Kariuki President […]
November 25, 2020

The Year that was – What does 2021 Have in Store for Us?

By: Aubrey Matshiqi Indubitably, 2020 will be remembered for the public health crisis and the social and economic devastation that was wrought by the coronavirus COVID-19. […]
November 25, 2020

Young and Free? The vulnerability of young people in a COVID-19 South Africa

By: Bonolo Makgale   Introduction: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its […]
November 24, 2020

What will happen when the Zuma and Magashule matters intersect?

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In June 2005, President Thabo Mbeki fired Jacob Zuma as deputy president of the Republic. This was in anticipation of corruption charges being […]
November 17, 2020

For whom does the bell toll – Magashule, Ramaphosa or the ANC?

By Stef Terblanche The arrest and first court appearance last week of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule on 21 corruption and fraud charges may have dramatically escalated […]
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 […]