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 […]
July 2, 2021

Challenges of remote learning in South Africa’s higher education sector

By: Lizzy Ofusori There are two categories of learning namely, Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning. Most physical, brick-and-mortar classrooms are strictly ‘synchronous’ whereas an autonomous learning atmosphere […]
June 29, 2021

Is South Africa heading towards a Brezhnev moment?

By: Aubrey Matshiqi Leonid Brezhnev, the leader of the Soviet Union, is lying in state. The year is 1982 – the year in which he died […]
June 24, 2021

Finding the Democratic Dividend: At Home or Abroad?

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction In the May edition of the Foreign Affairs magazine, David Miliband, the former UK foreign secretary, and current president and chief of […]
June 21, 2021

The Return of History: Recurring economic recessions, pandemics, and the prospects for post-pandemic economic boom.

By: Jason Musyoka The broad canvas of history bears the texture of periodic disruptions of a global scale, the basis of which human society responds by […]
June 17, 2021

Addressing Youth Apathy Towards Increasing their Participation in Electoral Processes in South Africa.

By: Norah Msuya The Level of youth turnouts in the election has been low compared to other age groups worldwide but, this gap is more significant […]
June 15, 2021

‘A society that cuts itself off from its youth is condemned to bleed to death’

Fostering a healthy political culture that supports active youth political participation begins with a recognition that young people are active shapers of meaningful politics and development […]