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Imraan Buccus

Imraan Buccus

    Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa
    Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa
    As we approach local government elections, much of the talk will turn to the importance of voting – and approaches to development at the local...
    'Youthquake' rocks our political landscape
    'Youthquake' rocks our political landscape
    There is a major shift underway in South African society. The order put together after apartheid is breaking apart. The aura of liberation is fading...
    Born-frees hold key to media transformation
    Born-frees hold key to media transformation
    The South African media retains many colonial features. Anyone who doubts this only needs to consider Professor Jane Duncan's research, which showed...
    Old wine in Numsa's new bottle
    Old wine in Numsa's new bottle
    The seriousness of the problems South Africa faces is sinking in, especially after what we witnessed last Thursday. Our institutions are being...
    A democratic option needed for Malema-tarianism
    A democratic option needed for Malema-tarianism
    It was Xolela Mangcu who wrote that "a fascist fire" burns inside Julius Malema. A number of other leading left-wing intellectuals, people like...
    Left wing dips into ocean of irrelevance
    Left wing dips into ocean of irrelevance
    This election has been a resounding victory for the ANC. Despite the critique of a failed Jacob Zuma presidency, the masses voted ANC. This...
    Extremism has no virtue or place in Islam
    Extremism has no virtue or place in Islam
    Acts of wanton violence are contrary to the teachings of Islam and, in Islamic ethics, the end does not justify the means. Leading South African...
    Race, class and the Dewani case
    Race, class and the Dewani case
    The Anni Dewani case has gripped the nation and created a media frenzy. Of course we can't come to any final conclusions until all the allegations...
    What are the prospects of real political realignment in South Africa?
    What are the prospects of real political realignment in South Africa?
    Cosatu seems to lack the gumption; people's movements are too localised; and popular anger is rising. So to whom can we turn for change?
    Extremism has no place in Islam
    Extremism has no place in Islam
    The recent attempt by the Nigerian student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate a bomb on a United States-bound plane has refocused the world's...
    Armani elite vs unfree masses
    Armani elite vs unfree masses
    Around the world the demands of electoral politics mean that discourse in political parties is usually quite uninspired.
    A tyrant of long standing
    A tyrant of long standing
    The Robert Mugabe regime did not, as some will argue, start off well and slowly descend into authoritarianism. It was always ruthlessly and...