Imraan Buccus

Imraan Buccus works from Durban North. academic, columnist, researcher, writer

Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa

Big strides are being made by involving poor people in making strategic decisions

‘Youthquake’ rocks our political landscape

Fifty percent of South Africans are under 30 and the majority are unemployed.

Born-frees hold key to media transformation

Neither the market nor the ruling party can be entrusted with the task – so leave it to the youth.

Old wine in Numsa’s new bottle

Both Greece and Spain have a left that doesn't look back, but that is engaged in the moment and looking to the future - something we sorely need.

A democratic option needed for Malema-tarianism

When there is corruption and the state is struggling to deal with pressing social issues a strong figure can become attractive to many people.

Left wing dips into ocean of irrelevance

Despite the high rate of strikes and protests, the political left has not connected with anger at the polls, writes Imraan Buccus.

Extremism has no virtue or place in Islam

The bombing of the Boston marathon in April and the brutal murder of a British soldier in London have again focused attention on Muslim extremism.

Race, class and the Dewani case

The Anni Dewani case has gripped the nation and created a media frenzy. Of course we can't come to any final conclusions.

What are the prospects of real political realignment in South Africa?

Cosatu seems to lack the gumption; people's movements are too localised; and popular anger is rising. So to whom can we turn for change?

Extremism has no place in Islam

In South Africa questions are being asked about the World Cup and the potential for muslim extremism.

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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