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Judith February

Judith February

Judith February is based at the Institute for Security Studies and is a visiting fellow at the Wits School of Governance.
Supporting BDS is a way to honour the Palestinian struggle
Supporting BDS is a way to honour the Palestinian struggle
The University of Cape Town has the chance to take a position in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and I join...
Keep defending democracy
Keep defending democracy
It has become increasingly clear that the ANC, even with a new leadership, will not be able to “fix” our society and nor should we expect it...
ANC loses its voice in national debates
ANC loses its voice in national debates
There was a time not so long ago when the ANC dominated and led the national discourse, filling the public space with ideas for debate and further...
Hlaudi Motsoeneng verdict opens door for 'rational' test
Hlaudi Motsoeneng verdict opens door for 'rational' test
It was always going to be a tricky judgment to hand down – and the ink had barely dried on Western Cape high court Judge Ashton Schippers's...
Democracy fund will foster political donation transparency
Democracy fund will foster political donation transparency
"You show me yours and I'll show you mine." That is a pretty accurate summation of the attitude of most political parties when it...
Time to come clean on party funding
Time to come clean on party funding
South Africa is about to enter into the biggest ever public-procurement processes in its history -- involving Eskom and Transnet -- with a planned...
We have a right to know who funds Zuma family
We have a right to know who funds Zuma family
Whether or not the president and MaNtuli are headed for "Splitsville", as a recent headline put it, might be titillating news for the tabloids --...
ANC stalls over public funding of parties
ANC stalls over public funding of parties
Certain addictions are hard to beat. The ANC looks no closer to exiting the Chancellor House deal now than it did a few weeks ago. At least two...
Something out of nothing
Something out of nothing
Somewhere there is a photograph of Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer taking a break during the constitutional negotiations, seemingly relaxed. The...
Something out of nothing
Something out of nothing
Somewhere there is a photograph of Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer taking a break during the constitutional negotiations, seemingly relaxed. The...
Time is right to discuss detail of political donation
Time is right to discuss detail of political donation
On April 20 this year the Cape High Court gave judgement, dismissing the application by the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) to...
A game of broken telephone
A game of broken telephone
'Money has no loyalty. Investors take it where they will receive the most returns. If South Africa is perceived to be failing or adopting the wrong...