Narendra Modi

Democracy and charisma: A dangerous liaison

In India and the Philippines, strongmen have consolidated immense power through democratic means. How do we explain this?

Modi attacks universities

By threatening students and academics, the Indian government seeks to create a compliant nation. But it is also a push towards disaster

The end of Gandhi’s India

The current dispensation is becoming a majoritarian Hindu state as Narendra Modi promotes hatred and intolerance of Muslims and minorities

Democracy in India faces meltdown

The nationalist government is using violence, repression an the law to deny Muslims citizenship

The onward march of Hindu nationalism

A recent court verdict over a disputed religious site gives a legal green light to Modi’s majoritarianism

Healthcare system collapsing in Kashmir

With communication lines down, residents can’t call ambulances or schedule operations

Kashmir: Modi’s threat to India’s democracy

The revocation of the contested territory’s special status marks a dangerous Hindu-nationalist shift

South Africa must avoid authoritarian solutions

A nationalistic, gangster political faction is ready to exploit the crisis created by social inequality

ANC factions rely on silence from the poor

Our history has shown that the exercise of democratic reason can shake power from below

India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal

Taking up the area of more than 40 football pitches, Ghazipur rises by nearly 10 metres a year with no end in sight to its foul-smelling growth

Modi victory secures illiberal, majority rule

The Indian leader’s party is backed by a Hindu nationalist movement and dominates Parliament

India’s Modi on course for big election win

After four hours of counting the 600 million votes cast, Election Commission data showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party clearly in the lead

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it