South African Government

 
Cutting the public sector wage bill won’t fly: The key is to manage it better
Cutting the public sector wage bill won’t fly: The key is to manage it better
The South African government is set to spend R2-trillion during the 2020-21 financial year, with R675-billion or just more than 35% of the budgeted...
Defence and democracy are good bedfellows
Defence and democracy are good bedfellows
The South African Aerospace Maritime Defence Industries Association (AMD) has as one of its primary objectives the representation of the entire...
The arts sector is economic gold
The arts sector is economic gold
The arts and culture sector is at the frontline of freedom of expression. It is not only a barometer of a healthy democracy but also a significant...
People must participate in governance
People must participate in governance
Recent developments in the government’s approach to the people of South Africa raise many questions. It is common cause that we are living...
Ignore male victims at society’s peril
Ignore male victims at society’s peril
The rape and murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana has resulted in renewed calls to urgently address violence against...
Government spokespeople have a crucial role to play in facilitating communication
Government spokespeople have a crucial role to play in facilitating communication
Those tasked with communicating on behalf of the government would do well to engage in some introspection regarding the purpose of...
EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR
EDITORIAL: State’s empty-headed PR
Government spokespersons need to decide if they are civil servants or publicity officers for politicians.
Political parties must clean up their act
Political parties must clean up their act
A serious and pragmatic conversation about femicide and violence against women and children is being held after the murder of University of Cape...
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
By the time there are xenophobic attacks, you’re practically a refugee yourself
Some of the nicest people I know are saying of the xenophobic attacks, “Violence is not the answer, but…” This sympathy for perpetrators is even coming from foreign nationals....
Platitudes and short-term plans
Platitudes and short-term plans
Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...
Law and order essential to democracy
Law and order essential to democracy
It has been a traumatic time in South Africa. In just one week, the nation has been exposed to extreme levels of violence and the violation of...
South Africa urgently needs ethical leaders
South Africa urgently needs ethical leaders
With the recent Cabinet reshuffle, South Africa appears to be reaching a state of crisis, at the heart of which is the shortage of good leaders...

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