critical thinking forum

 
Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of 'politics by consent'?
Were the 2016 local government elections the beginning of 'politics by consent'?
Despite the legacy issues that continue to plague the ANC, the outcomes of the 2016 municipal elections mark a massive shift facing South Africans....
What do Brexit, Brics and the rise of the Indian Ocean rim economy mean for Africa?
What do Brexit, Brics and the rise of the Indian Ocean rim economy mean for Africa?
There is a nexus in the Indian Ocean, which, if not contrived, is very strong, and there is a wealth of unexploited opportunities in Africa. This...
Good roads need safety campaigns that change public's behaviour
Good roads need safety campaigns that change public's behaviour
Today alone, an estimated 40 road users will be killed. This equates to more than 14 000 people across our country in a year. Of those killed...
Sharing the responsibility for SA’s children
Sharing the responsibility for SA’s children
South Africa has committed itself to remain resolute in its Constitutional commitment to its children.
Make 16 days of activism happen everyday
Make 16 days of activism happen everyday
The annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children should become 365 days of activism against abuse.
Protecting orphaned children
Protecting orphaned children
The major factor behind orphanhood and vulnerability facing children has been driven by HIV and Aids.
Specialising in child protection
Specialising in child protection
For nine years I have worked as a child protection specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). One phrase defines my experience in this work: stark contrasts....
Improving the lives of SA’s children
Improving the lives of SA’s children
While some developing African countries, such as Lesotho, have successfully established and nurtured collaborations between the state and civil...
Taking care of society’s smallest members
Taking care of society’s smallest members
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), there are an estimated 3.7-million orphans in South Africa.
Youth, discipline and saving
Youth, discipline and saving
July is savings month in South Africa and all of us are reminded, and rightly so, about the importance of saving given our worrying and lingering...
Saving: a challenge for SA’s youth
Saving: a challenge for SA’s youth
The Old Mutual and Mail & Guardian Critical Thinking Forum, held in Johannesburg this week, centred around how to motivate the youth to break...

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