Christi Van Der

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South Africa’s liberals are failing to wrap their heads around race

The white liberal establishment, both inside and outside the DA, holds onto its race-blindness by distorting the South African idea of “non-racialism”

Afrikaner identity in post-apartheid SA remains stuck in whiteness

Afrikaners in post-apartheid South Africa struggle with a historical sense of inferiority that reinforces their whiteness.

ANC policy papers point to a party in a panic about losing power

Documents released ahead of the policy conference of the ANC show it hasn't the guts or internal balance of forces, for self-correction and renewal.

Peace process as cover for occupation

A visit to Israel today shows that it is still 'a Jewish movement for colonial settlement'.

Deaths from unsafe abortions are rising

The stigmatisation of abortion continues, also at the highest levels of government. Plus, illegal abortion providers have proliferated.

Race: The DA’s elephant in the policy room

Can the Democratic Alliance chart a way forward for liberalism and rid itself of a pernicious form of whiteness, asks Christi van der Westhuizen.

Going gaga to get my bit

Despite being something of a multinational corporation in her own right, Lady Gaga has been unable to save her art from the clammy paw of consumerism.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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