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07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
SA’s Corporatised Liberation – A critical analysis of the ANC in power
AUTHOR INTERVIEW
South Africa’s democracy is in trouble. The present situation is, in objective terms, a house divided; a house that is tottering on rotten foundations. Despite the more general advances that have...
 
 
14 Apr 2015
 
Commissions of inquiry or omission?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
Amongst its many other attributes, South Africa could arguably be called the Commission capital of the world. While there is no official list of how many Commissions of Inquiry there have been in...
 
 
10 Mar 2015
 
South Africa's electricity crisis: Is 'power' really going to 'the people'?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
AMANDLA NGAWETHU! We hear it all the time and many regularly shout it. Indeed, ‘Power to the People!’ has been a crucial part of South Africa’s political vocabulary for decades, first as the sole...
 
 
10 Dec 2014
 
2014: The year of 'radical transformation'?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
Breaking news! In case you missed it, 2014 was the first full year of South Africa’s ‘radical second phase’ of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR). Apparently, we are now well into a...
 
 
10 Nov 2014
 
The political significance of Numsa's expulsion from Cosatu
The South African Civil Society Information Service
It is arguably the most important political development of South Africa’s post-1994 era. On Friday, South Africa’s largest union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) was...
 
 
15 Oct 2014
 
South Africa's military-arms cesspit
The South African Civil Society Information Service
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is drowning in a sea of mismanagement, corruption, political manipulation and strategic myopia. While this state of affairs will probably not result...
 
 
28 Aug 2014
 
Constitutional crisis: Of what and for whom?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
If the publicly expressed opinions of many opposition politicians, lawyers, academics, journalists and political commentators are to be believed then South Africa has already had several...
 
 
12 Feb 2014
 
The wages of the high life: SA politicians getting fat off the public purse
The South African Civil Society Information Service
If you hadn’t already noticed the ever-expanding waistlines of most of our politicians – a tell-tale sign of a political class feeding feverishly at the public trough - then you might have missed...
 
 
10 Dec 2013
 
Person of the Year: The Public Protector
The South African Civil Society Information Service
Nelson Mandela was one of the outstanding persons of the 20th century, when it comes to 2013 here in South Africa there is another individual with Mandela-like qualities who deserves the accolade...
 
 
18 Nov 2013
 
South Africa: 'World Class' for the few, 'Third Class' for the rest
The South African Civil Society Information Service
“A council member told me we are too dirty to fish there … they are putting on a party to tell the world it is a beautiful country, but poor people are being trampled on.” That’s what Durban...
 
 
 
                       
 
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