Xenophobia negates the spirit of pan-Africanism, especially its ideal that Africans share a mutual bond, regardless of their geographical location.
Robert Mugabe may be dead, but the ghost of decades of ruin remain.
Government has struggled for many years to develop the right policies to beat poverty.
A new approach to criminalisation could end the drug wars on the Cape Flats.
Those viciously criticising the rule of law today are likely to need the same courts to protect them in future.
Even a cursory glance at earlier industrial revolutions will show that they have not been associated with the interests of the working or underclasses.

Mkhwebane appears to be fighting against the law itself

The irony of the current public protector is that her office only exists because of the Constitution, the supreme law. But that does not seem to be what she is being loyal to.

We now know the rich bought themselves a state president

Right now, the president looks increasingly like a mercenary whose legitimacy is guaranteed by money.

The long road to legal sex work in SA winds on

The issue of decriminalisation remains hotly contested, with the president often throwing his weight behind the move.

Why, for Zuma the entertainer, the show must always go on

Deft skill at playing to the gallery is an essential part of what makes the ‘joking’ former president such a survivor.

Being employed in SA does not guarantee eradicating poverty

For some workers, employment no longer guarantees significant poverty reduction, and remain poor because wages are too low to lift them and their families out of poverty.

Is SA academia still racist?

The major issue is why this kind of research was being produced 25 years after the end of apartheid.

Factionalism and corruption remain the biggest threats to the ANC’s future

In the face of its smallest victory to date, Ramaphosa must make changes or they will go the way of other liberation movements.

How EFF has merged militarism and luxury styling to brand its socialism

The EFF’s militarised aesthetic is more than a sideshow. It forms a key part of its spectacle-oriented brand of politics.

The smaller parties are looking ever more irrelevant

Many people believe President Cyril Ramaphosa’s New Dawn will be given a boost by a dominant electoral victory.

Freedom Day in SA – a reminder of unfinished business

As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can’t eat democracy.

Why I will shut down illegal foreign-owned shops if I become premier

Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie says government should be given the bulk of the blame for not properly regulating the movement and activities of foreign nationals.

How SA corruption goes far beyond just Zuma and the Guptas

The media, NGOs and academic circles have wrongly classified our recent past as a battle between the good guys and the bad guys.

Why a guaranteed jobs scheme in South Africa would pay for itself

Evidence from countries such as Argentina and India suggest that guaranteed employment policies have immediate, positive benefits.

Ramaphosa is running the country, yes. But he’s not running the ANC

Indications are that even an ANC victory at the polls is unlikely to reverse the party’s decline in popular support.


 


 


 

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