Steven Friedman

Coronavirus: What lies ahead?

The coronavirus pandemic places moral, economic, and political questions before us. Only two answers remain: socialism or barbarism

Democracy needs to be democratised

Too few South Africans are able to participate in systems that allow their voices to be heard

Battle of ideas in the newsroom

Journalist Sibonelo Radebe’s death has robbed the industry of the kind of thinker it sorely needs

Nothing fuzzy about complexity

Biological traits and social constructions play a part in our nuanced relations with each other

Electoral knowledge: Is Steven Friedman the only person in SA who gets the PR system?

Given the befuddlement of voters (and politicians) on August 3, perhaps it’s time a course in politics is made compulsory.

Phiyega must resign – Friedman

Political analyst Steven Friedman says Riah Phiyega should quit and political parties welcome the findings and recommendations of the Marikana report.

Marxism of a special type

His dissident views made him a renegade communist, but a new biography confirms Harold Wolpe as an influential radical voice.

Commentariat: Rent-a-quote or valuable insight?

The top commentators in South Africa talk about their influence or lack thereof.

Analysts ponder ANC Limpopo elections

Analysts have disagreed whether this weekend's Limpopo ANC election will be influenced by a power struggle between factions of the ruling party.

Passing of secrecy Bill comes as no surprise

Civic organisations say the passing of the secrecy Bill came as no surprise but they would continue to fight it at the National Council of Provinces.

Praise for Ngcobo, but ‘it didn’t have to be like this’

Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo's decision to step down has been met both by praise and skepticism, even as speculation about his successor mounts.

‘Goldstone was bullied into recanting’

Judge Goldstone's partial recantation of a UN-sponsored report on Israel's invasion of Gaza has divided the local Jewry amid claims he was "bullied".


The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories