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03 Mar 2017
Suttner's View: Moving beyond race?
In this episode of Suttner's View Professor Raymond Suttner speaks to Polity's Sashnee Moodley about Moving beyond race.
02 Mar 2017
A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg
This is the story of Sara, who poses stiffly for a photo with her four children at Turffontein concentration camp in 1901, and of Abraham, who paints the street names on Johannesburg’s kerbs. It is...
01 Mar 2017
Consistent or Confused
Mbeki’s vision of an African Renaissance was a mammoth undertaking. At the centre of this was the determination that the continent needed to demonstrate that Africa’s challenges could, and indeed...
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...
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