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​Jerry Springer-esque Parliament standoffs essential in strengthening democracy
​Jerry Springer-esque Parliament standoffs essential in strengthening democracy
On the morning after Thursday night’s State of the Nation address my Uber driver remarked: “I am an ANC supporter. But someone needs to hold...
Editorial: Zuma’s fears erode democracy
Editorial: Zuma’s fears erode democracy
The State of the Nation address is an opportunity for the president to pronounce on the government’s performance for the past year and on its...
Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
Can South Africans be friends across 'racial' boundaries? Yes and no.
Now that the season of realpolitik is upon us in South Africa and the rainbow nation ...
Don’t wait for a beautiful leader South Africa, rather rely on the Constitution
Don’t wait for a beautiful leader South Africa, rather rely on the Constitution
A new collection of legal and autobiographical writings by former Constitutional Court judge,
Editorial: Nation protests, but violence is no solution
Editorial: Nation protests, but violence is no solution
As this newspaper has said on its front page, and as a new book (excerpted in this week’s paper) is titled, South Africa is a “protest nation”....
Editorial: True democracy eludes the ANC
Editorial: True democracy eludes the ANC
The ANC has spurts of introspection, usually soon after polls or in the run-up to elective conferences. Sometimes that leads to a hard-headed look at...
Democracy is taking a beating as right-wing forces consolidate their grip on power
Democracy is taking a beating as right-wing forces consolidate their grip on power
The news has become a tightening cycle of horror. A truck smashes through a holiday crowd in Nice. Teenage soldiers are beaten to death on the...
More parties are contesting the local government elections than ever before at a record-breaking 200
More parties are contesting the local government elections than ever before at a record-breaking 200
The number of parties planning to contest the local government elections this year has shot up by two-thirds, compared to five years...
Low oil prices: An opportunity to set democratic frameworks 
for governing oil resources
Low oil prices: An opportunity to set democratic frameworks for governing oil resources
How do governments respond to the historically low oil prices? Could current price levels contribute to lowering the opportunities for corruption...
Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
Nkandla ruling is a short, sharp lesson in democracy
The riveting political events of the last month in the wake of the Constitutional Court’s sanction of President Jacob Zuma have been most...
Democracy is a joke, says China - look at Trump
Democracy is a joke, says China - look at Trump
When there is upheaval within China’s borders – riots, protests, vicious political power struggles – hardly a sniff of it will be found in the...

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