Latest articles on Social Cohesion

SANDF example shows how we can rethink African peace and security architecture

Cyril Ramaphosa’s creative employment of the SANDF as part of Covid-19 relief efforts is an example of using the military to build social cohesion

The hidden evils of “social cohesion”

Bandied around as a panacea, “social cohesion” is actually a way for the elite to dominate citizens by forcing them to repress their differences

David Mabuza faces first questions as deputy president in the National Assembly

The deputy president will be asked about social cohesion, moral regeneration and radical economic transformation

Class and social capital affect university students

People's experiences of accessing and succeeding in higher education are affected by their social standing

State of cohesion in the nation needs to be seriously addressed

If social cohesion is not defined and a social pact not developed, democracy is further undermined and inequality, along racial lines, widens

The climate is ripe for social change

Forget the UN, social justice movements offer the only viable solution to global warming.

Is the ANC still a non-racial party?

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has tackled the issue of social cohesion, but the ANC has fallen far from Nelson Mandela's non-racial vision.

“Enough is a Feast”

There are many approaches to what constitutes social cohesion.

The notion of ‘the other’ may drive violence in SA

Several flaws in the rainbow nation may account for South Africa's frightened communities.

The media inadvertendly promotes violence

Media must report rensponsibly on violence.

Building resilience in communities prevents violence

Social cohesion is both a protection against and a casualty of violence.

How we became a society

Taking the notion of "social cohesion" out of the academic field and into the real world is not as tricky as it seems.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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