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24 Feb 2017
Leon de Beer on Mental Health in South Africa
South Africa recently received shocking revelations about the death of psychiatric patients that died after being moved to unlicensed facilities from Life Esidimeni Centre. Health Ombudsman...
Dancing the Death Drill
'Be quiet and be calm, my countrymen, for what is taking place is exactly what you came to do... Brothers, we are drilling the death drill .' - Reverend Isaac Wauchope Dyobha Paris, 1958. A...
23 Feb 2017
Confronting the Corrupt
The infamous Seriti Commission into the arms deal. The Glenister case following the disbanding of the Scorpions. Busting open the bread manufacturers' cartel.
22 Feb 2017
What Every Blind Person Needs You to Know
Empowering the blind or partially-sighted person in your life would be fabulous, right? Giving her back her independence would significantly enhance her self-esteem, not to mention freeing you up...
21 Feb 2017
Steven Friedman
Political analyst Steven Friedman has researched and written widely on South Africa's transition to democracy before and after the 1994 elections and has, over the past decade, largely written on...
20 Feb 2017
Ebrahim Fakir unpacks Sona
President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address was delayed by more than an hour following massive disruptions including the Economic Freedom Fighters being thrown out of Parliament and other...
17 Feb 2017
Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power
The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of Tshwane. The second, which riled the African...
16 Feb 2017
Section27 unveils tool to advance right to basic education
Civil rights organisation Section27 on Wednesday launched the Basic Education Rights Handbook which seeks to provide communities with a tool to understand education law and policy, in an effort to...
14 Feb 2017
South Africa remains on junk ‘knife-edge’ as ANC succession takes centre stage
South Africa will remain on a downgrade “knife-edge” in 2017, Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim warns, despite the bank’s view that the country’s growth will recover to 1.4% from only...
09 Feb 2017
How do we break out of empty politics?
Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sane Dhlamini about" How do we break out of empty politics?". Click here to read the column.
Suttner's View: Tensions between old and new Public Protectors
In this episode of Suttner's View Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sane Dhlamini about the tensions between old and new Public Protectors.
08 Feb 2017
Gerrie Nel discusses his NPA resignation, AfriForum
Former National Prosecution Authority (NPA) Advocate Gerrie Nel speaks to Polity’s Sane Dhlamini about his sudden resignation from the NPA. Nel shocked many South Africans when he gave the NPA...
03 Feb 2017
Section27: Department of Health Ombudsman report
Section27 attorney Sasha Stevenson speaks to Polity’s Sane Dhlamini about the recently released Health Ombusdman Professor Makgalepuru Makgoba's report titled 94+ Silent Deaths and Still Counting....
31 Jan 2017
The Battle for Cosatu
Central Executive Committee meeting, 30 March 2015 In what seemed a completely unreal way, the Central Executive Committee … spent time briefly discussing the Treasury’s plan for an Unemployment...
27 Jan 2017
Suttner's View: FICA and monitoring financial transactions
Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sashnee Moodley about FICA and monitoring financial transactions.
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