Steven Friedman

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".

Religion ‘must not be used for canvassing votes’

A number of organisations have made their voices heard over comments by President Jacob Zuma equating a vote for the ANC to a pass to heaven.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.