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South Africa needs a constitutionally compliant immigration policy

For Jewish people, ‘You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt.’ South Africans should remember they were once strangers in their own country

Who decides the common good?

Striking a balance between individual liberties and the welfare of broader society

Inclusion boosts the bottom line

New research shows that while South African organisations have made strides in achieving greater diversity and transformation, too many people still feel excluded in workplaces – and this has significant consequences for productivity and company performance

Constitutional rights during disaster

New regulations have a far-reaching impact on people’s rights, but they are finely balanced against people’s Constitutional rights

Every person’s silence against violence gives perpetrators licence to kill

Ongoing hate speech, whether in person, among people or on social media, that is directed at vulnerable groups can lead to violence and death

Death penalty won’t stop sexual violence

It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders

What the law could clarify this year

Lawfare: Major developments are on the cards where law and politics meet, including the first amendment to South Africa’s Bill of Rights

ConCourt: It’s not just the man whose penis penetrates who is the rapist

Even a person who has not ‘instrumentally’ been involved can now be tried for the crime

The new draft copyright Bill could help unlock the doors of learning and culture

Creating new knowledge requires access to previous knowledge. The proposed legislation allows for the reproduction of works for educational activities

Teachers should write matric exams to boost their subject knowledge

The scripts of grade 7 to 9 educators will be assessed to identify where they need support

Watershed political wars lie ahead

South Africans can expect another exciting year: elections, land reform without compensation, Zondo inquiry revelations and court cases

Mashaba, SAHRC reach settlement on Ebola tweets

A series of tweets insinuating the spread of Ebola was caused by undocumented migrants landed City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba in hot water

South Africa must guard against the erosion of its social contract

When the state fails to deliver on its promises, the people will inevitably rise up to take what’s theirs

The Land is ours: An extract from Tembeka Ngcukaitobi’s new book

In 1902, there were already stirrings of people who were resisting being thrown off the land

Land reform can be done reasonably

Any amendment must be constitutional, which means certain principles must be adhered to

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