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Ebrahim Fakir

Ebrahim Fakir

Ebrahim Fakir is a part-time lecturer at the Wits School of Governance and director of programmes at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute
Odds stacked against Cyril’s stimulus offer
Odds stacked against Cyril’s stimulus offer
On September 21, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a stimulus package to resuscitate South Africa’s ailing economy. Its major components are...
SA’s political parties are a useless bunch
SA’s political parties are a useless bunch
Political parties in South Africa share a few distinct features and policy similarities. They might emphasise different aspects of it, based on...
Townships are still a world apart
Townships are still a world apart
Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy — this characterises the living conditions in most of South Africa’s...
CEO SleepOut 2017: Poverty porn with an empathetic face
CEO SleepOut 2017: Poverty porn with an empathetic face
It’s time for the ridiculously gimmicky #CEOSleepOut again.
Protests are a cry for political recognition
Protests are a cry for political recognition
With an estimated 300 incidences of community protest a year in South Africa, they have been characterised as a “rebellion of the poor”. Yet...
Malema's great ideological irony
Malema's great ideological irony
Last week we argued on these pages that Julius Malema and others use the term "economic freedom" deceptively and cruelly. Their usage of it...