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

Boycotts and sanctions against Israel are a vote for nonviolence, democracy and self-determination

Keep defending democracy

Civil society has fought against the worst of the breaches — securitisation, corruption, secrecy

ANC loses its voice in national debates

Critical issues cut to the heart of the party’s recent record, which is perhaps why its leaders are failing to speak out.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng verdict opens door for ‘rational’ test

State bodies cannot reject recommendations by the public protector on "irrational" grounds, writes Judith February.

Democracy fund will foster political donation transparency

The laissez-faire status quo on secret donations allows businesses to buy influence from political parties, writes Judith February.

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.

We have a right to know who funds Zuma family

Our president has a colourful private life and while it might be simpler, we cannot simply tune out of the soap opera.

ANC stalls over public funding of parties

SA's democracy is suffering from the absence of transparency and a complete lack of regulation of private funding, argues two analysts.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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