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The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans
Launching the governing ANC's 2019 general election manifesto in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the successes of the last 25 years...
Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society
Elections and the battles for the soul of civil society
South Africa will hold its sixth national general elections in May 2019.
Parties have a duty to reveal their donors
Parties have a duty to reveal their donors
Over the past two years, civil society has witnessed significant gains in the fight for more transparency about political party private funding....
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...

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