Analysis

The watchdog over South Africa’s elite police unit is in serious need of teeth
The watchdog over South Africa’s elite police unit is in serious need of teeth
Organised crime emerged as a threat to the new South African state during the...
Tumultuous times for South Africa as it enters the era of coalition politics
Tumultuous times for South Africa as it enters the era of coalition politics
South Africa is in a tryst with tumultuous times as coalitions take shape to unlock...
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
The chair of this week’s annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of heads of state and government is being transferred from the...
Jump or die: How a silver medallist leapt over the odds that marginalise drug users
Jump or die: How a silver medallist leapt over the odds that marginalise drug users
Since winning the silver at the Rio Olympics, everybody loves South African long-jumper Luvo Manyonga. That wasn’t always the case, as pointed...
Africa and Israel's roots are long-standing and ought to bear fruit for both
Africa and Israel's roots are long-standing and ought to bear fruit for both
Israel and Africa are neighbours and our relations go back to the biblical time of Genesis. The very beginnings of Jewish peoplehood began when...
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
TERRORISMDeep fissures have emerged in Boko Haram after Abu Musab al-Barnawi was appointed as the new leader of the group, replacing...
Bumpy political ride ahead: What the EFF's coalition refusal means for South Africa
Bumpy political ride ahead: What the EFF's coalition refusal means for South Africa
South Africa’s radical opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will not be going into a...
Great strides made to fix SA's revised immigration policy but a few problems remain
Great strides made to fix SA's revised immigration policy but a few problems remain
COMMENTWhen the new immigration regulations were implemented in 2014, they were met with near-universal condemnation. Parents were outraged...
EFF must buddy up with the ANC if it is to make strides towards policy change
EFF must buddy up with the ANC if it is to make strides towards policy change
There is a widely circulated — but wrong — perception that the opposition parties have defeated the ANC in the 2016 local government...
​The ANC has a lot to learn from the EFF and the DA, which are the future
​The ANC has a lot to learn from the EFF and the DA, which are the future
POLITICSOn August 3, I took a special trip from Gauteng to the Eastern Cape to do my civic duty. I cast my vote in the local government...
Leigh-Ann Naidoo: The anti-apartheid generation has become afraid of the future
Leigh-Ann Naidoo: The anti-apartheid generation has become afraid of the future
The 15th annual Ruth First Memorial Lecture was held at the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday under the theme "Violence and Rage"....
'Caster Semenya is just like you and me; she deserves kindness, not vitriol'
'Caster Semenya is just like you and me; she deserves kindness, not vitriol'
“I have been subjected to unwarranted and invasive scrutiny of the most intimate and private details of my being,” Caster Semenya said in a...
Escape post-apartheid nightmare by going beyond limited boxes to post post-apartheid
Escape post-apartheid nightmare by going beyond limited boxes to post post-apartheid
If the present sociopolitical and economic configuration of South African society is the dream of liberation achieved, it may be time we find a new...
#RememberMarikana: the miners killed at Marikana on 13 and 16 August 2012
#RememberMarikana: the miners killed at Marikana on 13 and 16 August 2012
This list was compiled by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa ( SERI). It is...
​Women’s rights vs patriarchal traditions: Where does the ANC Women’s League stand?
​Women’s rights vs patriarchal traditions: Where does the ANC Women’s League stand?
COMMENTIs gender equity possible while traditional patriarchal institutions and customs flourish in a democratic South Africa? Since many of...

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