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Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution

The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy

The system to save failed councils needs a significant overhaul

Researchers found that interventions only come after the municipality has already collapsed, that the turnaround time is impossibly short, and that constitutional steps have been misinterpreted

Farm dwellers fight to access water and other basic services

Municipalities have failed to prioritise the rights of labour tenants and farmworkers

South Africa must revisit and refresh its idea of itself

Covid has propelled citizens into feelings of a new shared identity in which the historical force of ‘whiteness’ is fading into irrelevance

Does the Expropriation Bill muddy the land question even further?

Land ownership and its equitable distribution has floundered. Changes to a section of the constitution and the expropriation act are now before parliament, but do they offer any solution?

Eusebius McKaiser: Reject the dichotomy of political horrors

Senekal shows us that we must make a stand against the loud voice of the populist EFF and racist rightwingers

Guinea’s choice will determine its future for generations

We need the eyes and ears of the international community to be alert to assaults on democracy as we run up to the election on 18 October

The pandemic will change the electoral process

There’s a backlog of by-elections to get through before next year’s local government elections. Will voters go to the polls even though Covid protocols are in place?

Why we must fight to secure places for more women and young people in politics

Too often, governments talk the talk on gender equality, but fail to walk the walk

This is how Lungu is planning to rig Zambia’s 2021 general election

The president is trying to amend the Constitution and create a new voters’ roll in a bid to stay in power

‘Insult’ arrest kicks off poll race in Kenya

MPs’ detention may signal the silencing of dissent and a bid to railroad changes to the Constitution

We must continue George Bizos’s quest for justice

COMMENT: To achieve a fair society, acting in the spirit of the late George Bizos is crucial, not just within the formal legal system, but within every individual

Reflections on George Bizos, on whose shoulders we stand

The conviction of young activists is going to play a huge role in sustaining and improving on the legacy of our struggle heroes

We don’t need new names

COMMENT A deeply embedded patriarchal practice assumes that a married woman...

Kenyan cops cash in on Covid-19

The ‘unmasked’ are arrested during early morning patrols, taken to police stations and charged a ‘bond’

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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