September 20, 2021

Reflecting on migrant informal traders’ triple challenges of Covid, disenfranchisement and being legislated out of business

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga, On September 16, 2021, the World Bank issued a statement informing the world that the Washington DC based institution will be discontinuing its […]
September 20, 2021

Re-casting of Post-colonial states as the under-belly of procedural democracy in Africa

By: Dr Jason Musyoka (Ph.D.) South Africa’s upcoming elections from continental perspective On November 1st  2021, South Africa will head to polls, to elect those who […]
September 17, 2021

Rethinking national building and social cohesion amidst the pandemic: what needs to shift in our society?

By: Maria Goyayi The disruptive nature the COVID-19 pandemic has instigated significant effect not only on the economy and public health systems but also on social […]
September 16, 2021

South Africa chief justice term end next month should the next chief justice be a woman?

By: Norah Msuya, The tenure of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng comes to an end next month; therefore, it is right to think about who should be […]
September 16, 2021

The democrats who dislike majority rule

By: Steven Friedman The people who decide what South Africans can think have grown tired of majority rule. Or, more likely, they never much liked it […]
September 14, 2021

Reconnecting with citizens as a nation-building strategy in South Africa

By: Dr. Adefemi Obalade Since the establishment of the South African state in 1910, there have been several discourses and efforts towards nation building. For instance […]
September 13, 2021

Rebuilding Societal Trust In The State After Looting Mayhem In South Africa

Dr. Nneka Akwu As South Africa struggles with a third wave of COVID-19 infection, looting and violence struck in several parts of the country and the […]
September 13, 2021

Building a socially cohesive society in a deeply divided and economically unequal society

By: Lizzy Ofusori Introduction A socially cohesive society is a community which advances in the direction of caring for the welfare of everyone within the society, […]
September 9, 2021

Strategies for strengthening social cohesion in a Pandemic

By: Olusola Bodede Social cohesion can be defined as citizens or people living together with all their differences in a society. More than twenty-five years since […]
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 […]