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Steven Friedman

Steven Friedman

    Is ‘imposter syndrome’ the reason Maimane quit?
    Is ‘imposter syndrome’ the reason Maimane quit?
    The politicians who run South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), have probably never heard of “imposter syndrome”....
    The hidden evils of “social cohesion”
    The hidden evils of “social cohesion”
    Wouldn’t it be good if we all lived in an ordered society in which everyone did what they were told, we all had the same values and acted in the...
    Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality
    Fears of extremism live in the minds of South Africans, not in reality
    South Africans hate to miss out on global disasters. This explains why last week’s national election is being touted as a victory for
    How portrayal of protest in South Africa denigrates poor people
    How portrayal of protest in South Africa denigrates poor people
    Protests in the townships and shack settlements where most poor people live in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town are in the news. These are...
    Democracy needs to be democratised
    Democracy needs to be democratised
    Not all South Africans agree that building a democracy is a priority. They are not alone. Doubt about democracy’s benefits is common, particularly in new democracies....
    Someone is defending SA’s transition
    Someone is defending SA’s transition
    When political transitions work: Reconciliation as interdependence by Fanie du Toit (Oxford University Press)
    Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken property rights
    Changes to the Constitution may boost, not weaken property rights
    The South African government’s plan to change the...
    South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice
    South African business must tackle its deeply rooted prejudice
    South African business’s biggest obstacle may not be government corruption, economic radicalism or skills shortages. It may be deep-rooted race...
    Is the ANC bent on radical policies?
    Is the ANC bent on radical policies?
    When media cover a political party conference decision, it is best to report on the entire resolution, not just the exciting bits. This may reduce...
    South Africa’s race relations laid bare in Steinhoff scandal
    South Africa’s race relations laid bare in Steinhoff scandal
    South Africans are fond of debating whether public or private sector failings are the bigger problem. It does not take too long to realise that...