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.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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