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Ivor Chipkin

Ivor Chipkin

    The state wags the dog, at the ANC's cost
    The state wags the dog, at the ANC's cost
    The recent launch of the United Front (is it a platform, or a party, or a discussion group?) has thrown into relief once again difficult questions...
    Decentralised procurement fails the state
    Decentralised procurement fails the state
    News reports of the truly diabolical conditions in public hospitals in the Free State (such as those in the ...
    Bantustans are dead - long live the Bantustans
    Bantustans are dead - long live the Bantustans
    There is a joke in public service circles that goes something like this: "Have you heard what happened to South Africa after 1994? It was colonised...
    Let a thousand state bureaucrats bloom
    Let a thousand state bureaucrats bloom
    Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a first-of-its-kind event on state formation and bureaucracy. Bureaucracy is not a fashionable subject and...
    Public sector 'manages' to fail
    Public sector 'manages' to fail
    Apparently, South Africa is in decline. There are regular and increasingly violent "service delivery" protests, wildcat strikes and the...
    The curse of African nationalism
    The curse of African nationalism
    The government's knee-jerk reaction to the pogroms that swept across the country speaks volumes to the politics of African nationalism. We were...
    The curse of African nationalism
    The curse of African nationalism
    The government's knee-jerk reaction to the pogroms that swept across the country speaks volumes to the politics of African nationalism. We were...
    In SA, friendship has become dangerously unfriendly
    In SA, friendship has become dangerously unfriendly
    There is a tendency in South Africa to think that the future is dependent on what happens in the political domain.
    In SA, friendship has become dangerously unfriendly
    In SA, friendship has become dangerously unfriendly
    There is a tendency in South Africa to think that the future is dependent on what happens in the political domain.
    Is SA burning in Paris?
    Is SA burning in Paris?
    Is there growing scepticism in the world about the very possibility of contemporary South Africa -- a unitary state composed of peoples who have...
    Overcoming prejudices
    Overcoming prejudices
    On Tuesday August 24 Jewish Voices South Africa (JV) and the Palestinian Solidarity Committee (PSC) organised a joint placard demonstration. The...
    A compelling vision of Palestine
    A compelling vision of Palestine
    The South African government hosted a United Nations conference on the Inalienable Rights of Palestinians on June 29 and 30. It was unfortunate...