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Ward councillors are key players
Ward councillors are key players
The importance of ward councillors is constantly overlooked. They are blamed for the poor delivery of services and praised for innovative initiatives. Their role in promoting social cohesion, however, is rarely mentioned. But the personality and leadership of the ward councillor is often...
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...
UK politician found dead after misconduct claims
UK politician found dead after misconduct claims
UK politician Carl Sargeant was found dead Tuesday just days after resigning over...
Mangosuthu Buthelezi: I did not walk these last 42 years alone
Mangosuthu Buthelezi: I did not walk these last 42 years alone
As he closes a chapter on his political life, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi says he plans to spend more time...
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Don’t be glib about privacy rights
Even though a fart can only be smelt and not seen, most of us prefer doing it in private. The same goes for many bodily functions and activities:...
Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls
Somali elections: How women still fight for political space in African polls
The recent Somali elections have been touted as the next step towards peace and stability in the beleaguered east African state.
Terrifying truths about public debate
Terrifying truths about public debate
There is always a lot at stake in political debate. Consequently, the quality of political debate can easily deteriorate as factions and individuals push their various agendas. This will probably be particularly true of political discourse in our country this year....
ANC Youth League calls for review of 'inconclusive' state capture report
ANC Youth League calls for review of 'inconclusive' state capture report
The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) has called for a review of the public protector's State of Capture report.
Editorial: Feeling a little crazy? It's not you
Editorial: Feeling a little crazy? It's not you
Are you angry and confused about what is going on in South African politics right now? Perhaps harbouring a secret suspicion that you are losing...
There are limits to your power, Mr President
There are limits to your power, Mr President
Politically, 2015 was a year of drama, paranoia and grotesque misjudgments. It began with the drama of Julius Malema’s appalling attempt to disrupt...

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