Steven Friedman

 
Democracy needs to be democratised
Democracy needs to be democratised
Not all South Africans agree that building a democracy is a priority. They are not alone. Doubt about democracy’s benefits is common, particularly in new democracies....
Battle of ideas in the newsroom
Battle of ideas in the newsroom
In 2017, 14 050 people died in road accidents in South Africa. When 2018’s count is eventually tallied up, the death of journalist and editor...
Nothing fuzzy about complexity
Nothing fuzzy about complexity
What a wonderful surprise to read all-too-rare close engagements with one’s work. By this I mean engagements that are generous but critical, as...
Electoral knowledge: Is Steven Friedman the only person in SA who gets the PR system?
Electoral knowledge: Is Steven Friedman the only person in SA who gets the PR system?
WHITE NOISEYou know what the problem with politics is? Too few of us know anything about politics. Or statistics. Or economics. Or anything...
Phiyega must resign - Friedman
Phiyega must resign - Friedman
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega should quit in the light of damning allegations against police leadership in the Marikana commission...
Marxism of a special type
Marxism of a special type
RACE, CLASS AND POWER: HAROLD WOLPE AND THE RADICAL CRITIQUE OF APARTHEID by Steven Friedman(UKZN Press)
Commentariat: Rent-a-quote or valuable insight?
Commentariat: Rent-a-quote or valuable insight?
Discourse in the political sphere in South Africa often resembles the Christmas turduckens currently available in supermarkets. Like the chicken...
Analysts ponder ANC Limpopo elections
Analysts ponder ANC Limpopo elections
The vote for new leadership in the Limpopo ANC at the weekend will not be influenced by a power struggle between factions of the ruling party, a...
Passing of secrecy Bill comes as no surprise
Passing of secrecy Bill comes as no surprise
The passing of the Protection of State Information Bill came as no surprise as all indications were that the ANC would use their majority to push...
Praise for Ngcobo, but 'it didn't have to be like this'
Praise for Ngcobo, but 'it didn't have to be like this'
Legal and constitutional experts have expressed mixed feelings about Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo's decision to withdraw his acceptance of...
'Goldstone was bullied into recanting'
'Goldstone was bullied into recanting'
Judge Richard Goldstone's partial recantation of a United Nations-sponsored report on Israel's invasion of Gaza has predicatably divided the local...
Religion 'must not be used for canvassing votes'
Religion 'must not be used for canvassing votes'
A number of organisations and individuals, political and religious, have made their voices heard over recent comments by President Jacob Zuma...

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