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South Africa’s not that different from Brazil
South Africa’s not that different from Brazil
Jair Bolsonaro is Brazil’s new leader after he took 55.1% of the vote in the second round of the presidential election on Sunday against centrist...
Why is democracy faltering?
Why is democracy faltering?
Jair Bolsonaro, the newly elected Brazilian president, is a far-right, gun-loving, media-baiting hyper-nationalist. The fact that he would be right...
The youth want rapid change, and voting is one way to achieve it
The youth want rapid change, and voting is one way to achieve it
"Grill us, we are here to do the right thing.” These were the words of Deputy Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, speaking in Vosloorus on behalf of the Legislature on October 17. “Your views are our vision. We are not here to say vote for a...
Editorial: Our power rests on the truth
Editorial: Our power rests on the truth
Why do we do what we do? In short, it’s to hold power to account and to question how the status quo affects your life. Trustworthy information is...
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
The facts are in dispute, threatening democracy
On December 10 1948, the United Nations general assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of...
Our heritage is a successful civil society
Our heritage is a successful civil society
Let’s imagine that aliens visited South Africa in late 1993, abducted a South African and then returned him or her home 25 years later.
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
Africa is urbanising fast – and its leaders are struggling to adapt
In August, Ugandan musician turned independent politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, went to campaign on behalf of Kassiano Wadri, another independent...
The migrant and the enemy within
The migrant and the enemy within
In 1978, the song Factory, on Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town album, offered a lament for the working...
Words have the power to effect change
Words have the power to effect change
Most of us have heard the school-ground taunt: sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Raising the public voice
Raising the public voice
It is often thought that members of the public don’t have a voice; that the opinions and ideals of those who live in South Africa do not...
100 Years of the Mandela effect
100 Years of the Mandela effect
A critical thinking forum unpacking Nelson Mandela’s legacy took place at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Tuesday, 26 June 2018, in...
When will Google defend democracy?
When will Google defend democracy?
As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the US, Google’s power to influence undecided...

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