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30 March 2017
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29 Mar 2017
 
 
Ahmed Kathrada: a life of love and beauty after 26 years on Robben Island
THE CONVERSATION
Ahmed Kathrada, one of South Africa’s preeminent struggle stalwarts who has died at the age of 87, was best known to many as Kathy or Uncle Kathy. He was a most unassuming man. Shy and...
 
 
Zille, tweeting and inanity: more reasons for white South Africans to shut up
THE CONVERSATION
It’s remarkable how much of a shitstorm Twitter creates when in the hands of politicians – with serious costs for the rest of us. Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape province and former leader...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
South Africa: Helen Zille's folly and the simplicities of debate
THE CONVERSATION
It’s remarkable how a South African politician as intelligent as Helen Zille, premier of the Western Cape and former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), did something so unutterably...
 
 
 
 
'White monopoly capital': an excuse to avoid South Africa's real problems
THE CONVERSATION
The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says “white...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
THE CONVERSATION
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
The ANC isn't ready to radically transform the South African economy
THE CONVERSATION
There’s nothing radical about trying to fix what doesn’t work by making it work better, which is why the economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa’s governing party, the...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion
THE CONVERSATION
“Financial inclusion” has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence suggests the controversial company at the centre of...
 
 
20 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Why South Africa’s Constitution is under attack
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Constitution, greatly lauded around the world and the product of Nelson Mandela’s democratic transition of the mid-1990s, is under attack. It’s being blamed in some quarters for the...
 
 
 
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