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 […]
September 29, 2020

The Business of Business is Business: That is the problem

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction I recently participated in a radio debate on what does Lockdown 1 regulations mean for the country’s already flatlined economy. The debate […]
September 28, 2020

COVID-19 Deepens Digital Inequalities in South Africa: How can this be addressed?

By: Lizzy Ofusori As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, global businesses have been shattered; nations have been locked down while education systems have been disrupted. The […]
September 25, 2020

COVID 19 and the working class

By: Bonolo Makgale The national lockdown in South Africa which was initiated due to the COVID-19 global health pandemic has revealed another hidden pandemic amongst us.  […]
September 22, 2020

Covid-19 And Its Socio-Economic Impacts in South Africa: The Role Of The Government In Sharpening A New Post-Crisis Society

By: Dr. Adebimpe Ofusori COVID-19 originated from China in December 2019 and began to spread to other parts of the world including African countries through the […]
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 […]