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Towards reclaiming our culture of the liberation struggle

Judy Seidman responds to Athi Mongelezi Joja’s expanded assessment of her 'Drawn Lines' exhibition

Pretensions of fighting for the oppressed and the totality of white power

We should be wary of taking theories of commitment and agency as self-evident; we should instead question their unspoken assumptions as we also question the motivations attendant to them

On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the Rainbow Nation

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible

The land wars of 2019: Analysing the EFF and ANC manifestos

The ANC proposes to continue working with large agricultural businesses, an approach that has to date marginalised small-scale farmers

ANC’s past policies worth revisiting

Its social and economic focus was in step with its emancipatory role before its 1993 volte-face

Public interest law and the struggle for social justice

A new book on public interest litigation sets the stage for a more informed debate on the topic

Liberation’s forgotten foot soldiers

History often ignores the role played by women and their struggle against the problems they face

The essential key to SA’s liberation

As Mandela said, education is the most potent weapon we have to create a truly free and equal South Africa

SA’s transition, interrupted

A World Bank report aims to help the country to eliminate poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity

Oliphant slams national minimum wage detractors

Oliphant condemned criticism of the bill as “nothing but pure electioneering and attempts to score cheap political points”

I’m not going for cheap votes over land, says Lekota

'Don’t give land to people who don’t know how to use it; give it to people who you have prepared'

Free higher education won’t be free

The campaign for free higher education fails to consider who actually pays for it

Biko would not be happy with the lack of progress in the ‘new’ South Africa

The leader of the Black Consciousness movement would have demanded that those who stole funds meant for the poor answer for their misdeeds

ANC take heed: Even big brands die if they abandon their founding values

The brand of South Africa's ruling party, the 104-year-old ANC, is in serious decline. The party needs to act decisively to stop this.

Steven Friedman: Taking sides on the charter

Political analyst Steven Friedman - who features on one of the M&G Lit Fest panels - looks at a critique of South Africa's Freedom Charter.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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