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Steven Friedman

Steven Friedman

    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...
    Race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate scandal
    Race relations laid bare in Steinhoff corporate 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...
    The National Development Plan can be resuscitated - here’s how
    The National Development Plan can be resuscitated - here’s how
    Something is surely wrong when many influential people endorse or reject a document none of them have read. The document is South Africa’s