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Jane Duncan

Jane Duncan

    ​Universities’ security path ups the ante
    ​Universities’ security path ups the ante
    COMMENT"Burn to be heard.” This chilling statement has been doing the rounds through word of mouth and social media on campuses in recent...
    The police 'punish before they prosecute' when it comes to public protests
    The police 'punish before they prosecute' when it comes to public protests
    COMMENTIn terms of the 1993 Regulation of Gatherings Act, the police are meant to join section 4 meetings to discuss concerns about a planned...
    Why the media's love affair with riot porn is bad for democracy
    Why the media's love affair with riot porn is bad for democracy
    We’re all familiar with the screaming headlines about violent protests, which create the impression that South Africa is on the brink of chaos...
    #Feesmustfall: A question of human rights violations
    #Feesmustfall: A question of human rights violations
    In the wake of the student protests on South African campuses, universities need to...
    Inside SA’s cyber-insecurity problem
    Inside SA’s cyber-insecurity problem
    South Africa has one of the highest rates of cybercrime in the world. So it is hardly surprising that more people are looking to the government to...
    Spies are all set to grab your metadata
    Spies are all set to grab your metadata
    ANALYSIS
    Cameron's censorship silences debate
    Cameron's censorship silences debate
    British Prime Minister David Cameron is a calculated hypocrite on the question of Muslim radicalisation. In July, in the wake of the attack on...
    Securocrats serious about cyberwarfare
    Securocrats serious about cyberwarfare
    Shortly after 9/11, the South African government introduced measures to fight terrorism in the country, including a Bill allowing the monitoring and...
    Big Brother erodes our right to privacy
    Big Brother erodes our right to privacy
    The right to privacy has been making big news globally. In the wake of United States whistle-blower Edward Snowden's revelations, more people have...
    The lang-arm of the law is a deadly dance
    The lang-arm of the law is a deadly dance
    In his budget speech last month, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko promised to demilitarise the police, as proposed by the National Development Plan,...
    People's protest is being criminalised
    People's protest is being criminalised
    The South African Constitution guarantees the right to assemble, demonstrate and picket. But to what extent are South Africans able to practise...
    The politics of counting protests
    The politics of counting protests
    Violent service delivery protests have dominated the news recently. South Africa has an extremely high rate of protests. Unsurprisingly, the media...