Talking Point 25.7.2017 11:44 am

Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?

After a year of authoritarian backsliding under President Edgar Lungu in their once-proud democracy, Zambians face a choice of futures.

Ordinary citizens are clearly disposed to stand by their democratic ideals and reject dictatorship.

Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?
Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?

Zambians firmly defend democracy. But will they stand up against Lungu?

After a year of authoritarian backsliding under President Edgar Lungu in their once-proud democracy, Zambians face a choice of futures.

Explainer: why amendments to SA’s ‘Money Bills Act’ matter
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Explainer: why amendments to SA’s ‘Money Bills Act’ matter

SA’s public finances may be in their worst state since the first democratic elections in 1994.
SACP, it’s time to try your luck
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SACP, it’s time to try your luck

Unless the Communists cut the ANC umbilical cord now and take the plunge, they are likely to slide into further obscurity.
SA has made giant strides in breastfeeding. But it’s still taboo in public places
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SA has made giant strides in breastfeeding. But it’s still taboo in public places

SA has a long history of promoting breastfeeding as an important part of promoting child health in the country.
African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians
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African citizens have good reasons to be fed up with their politicians

A few months ago, a video in which a street boy blamed bad leadership for Nigeria’s socio-economic problems, went viral on social media in the country.
What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts
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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world.
The best way South Africans can honour Mandela is by being active citizens
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The best way South Africans can honour Mandela is by being active citizens

As one of the iconic leaders of the 20th century, Nelson Mandela fought for democracy, justice, peace and reconciliation.
Explainer: unpacking the issues around fracking in SA
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Explainer: unpacking the issues around fracking in SA

The Scientific Assessment for Shale Gas Development in the Central Karoo was published in October 2016.
SA needs a sensible debate about its Reserve Bank. Here’s a start
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SA needs a sensible debate about its Reserve Bank. Here’s a start

Things cannot remain as they are because so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
Watershed judgment clarifies limits of religion in SA’s public schools
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Watershed judgment clarifies limits of religion in SA’s public schools

A High Court in South Africa recently handed down a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for religion in the country’s public schools.

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