September 16, 2020

Corruption, factional battles will change the ANC and the overall political landscape

By: Stef Terblanche The governing African National Congress (ANC) is now firmly established as the political party in South Africa most associated with corruption. After all, […]
September 15, 2020

Out Of Africa: South Africa’s Covid-19 Response Ignores The Rest Of The Continent

  By: Steven Friedman In global Covid-19 statistics, South Africa is in Africa. In the minds of the government, its scientific advisors and much of the […]
September 15, 2020

A Narrow Focus on Corruption Benefits Insiders and the Deep Establishment

By: Aubrey Matshiqi, Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek finance minister, writes in the book, Adults in the Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep […]
September 3, 2020

A three-legged elephant cannot outrun corruption

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In February 2018, Jacob Zuma resigned as president of the Republic of South Africa. He was forced to step down by his party, […]
August 30, 2020

Covidpreneurship: From corruption to rebuilding legitimacy and trust in our political leadership

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The recent exposé of massive misappropriation of the Covid-19 funds allocated for relief was a disturbing revelation to the nation. It was […]
August 24, 2020

No More Shuffling: The Time for Exceptionalism is Putting People First

By: Sanusha Naidu Introduction “When the blood in your veins returns to the sea , and the earth in your bones returns to the ground , […]
August 21, 2020

Strategies of Resistance By Women: Then and Now

By: Bonolo Makgale Introduction The late Toni Morrison once remarked that “black women were armed, black women were dangerous and the less money they had the […]
August 20, 2020

Politicians in the ANC and the DA must be loyal to that which is noble about the will of the people

By: Aubrey Matshiqi In April and May this year, the Democratic Alliance (DA) was supposed to hold its Policy Conference and elective congress, both of which […]
August 18, 2020

Lessons from the government’s free Covid-19 ride

By: Prof Steven Friedman VOTING rules and the latest governance fads do not make governments account to their citizens – only citizens can do that. South […]
August 17, 2020

Why South Africa’s black middle-class matters in the Covid-19 milieu

By: Dr. Jason Musyoka The limits of economic activities imposed by the South African government has taken toll not just on businesses, but also on households. […]
August 17, 2020

Covid corruption will alter our electoral politics

By: Imraan Buccus It came as no surprise, since we are in a pandemic, that the government introduced relaxed emergency public procurement measures for personal protective […]
August 13, 2020

South Africans increasingly think their vote makes no difference – IJR survey

By: Karabo Mafolo The South African Reconciliation Barometer 2019 survey found that while more South Africans are losing trust in the electoral system, they are more […]
August 12, 2020

The Zondo Commission: An unutilized political strategic tool in President Ramaphosa’s State and ANC reforms arsenal

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga Introduction August 21, 2020 marks exactly two years since the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture (Zondo Commission), commenced its seating in Parktown, […]
August 10, 2020

Coping with Covid-19: Surviving, striving and thriving: Women resilience in navigating covid-19 challenges

By: Dr Adebimpe Esther Ofusori COVID-19 pandemic had a major impact on the health and well-being of many in South Africa. As at the time of […]
August 5, 2020

Online teaching and student assessment in institutions of higher learning in South Africa: Challenges and Lessons

By: Lizzy Ofusori The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has led to the closing down of schools and higher institutions of learning across the globe. The […]
August 5, 2020

Eradicating Pervasive Gendered Information Poverty in South Africa – what needs to be done?

By: Maria Goyayi With the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) redefining the economy into a digitally led economy that is the information economy, the social, political and […]
August 3, 2020

COVID-19 and Gender Based Violence in South Africa: How Can the Scourge Be Curbed?

By: Lizzy Ofusori Gender based violence (GBV) is a serious menace which has led to the death of girls and women in South Africa. The emergence […]
August 1, 2020

The ANC and corruption: straightening the shadow of a bent tree

By: Aubrey Matshiqi Contrary to the promise I made two weeks ago, this article is not about economic policy. It is about the pulse of the […]
July 27, 2020

Making sense of the taxi industry’s skipping of the lockdown ‘red robot’ !

By: Azwimpheleli Langalanga South Africa has been under lockdown for more than three months. The country has recorded almost 500 000 infections of corona virus cases since […]
July 24, 2020

A partnership between citizens and the state is needed to manage the pandemic

By: Dr. Paul Kariuki The harsh reality of these unusual pandemic times has necessitated a rethink about our politics, our values, our vision and our social […]