Ebrahim Fakir

Ebrahim Fakir is the director of programmes at the Auwal Socio Economic Research Institute (ASRI), and member of the board of directors of Afesis-corplan, a nongovernmental organisation in the Eastern Cape. He is also a member of the advisory council of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

Locked up or lazy? Local and provincial representatives are nowhere to be seen

Oversight is crucial, and more so during a state of disaster, yet the Parliament seems to prefer deferring this function until the Covid-19 crisis is over

Quo vadis? End of the ANC as we know it

The party must decide if politicised uncertainty and institutionalised ambiguity will be its end

Odds stacked against Cyril’s stimulus offer

To make it work, politicians must stop meddling and people with expertise must be brought in

SA’s political parties are a useless bunch

The blind pursuit of power has left citizens to make their own way

Townships are still a world apart

Bids to unleash their economic potential have failed largely because the motives, networks and practices of the informal economy are ignored.

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

More than just rebellions of the poor, community uprisings give a voice to those who feel powerless.

Malema’s great ideological irony

Economic freedom implies unconstrained markets and less state intervention, not more.

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!