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28 May 2017
28 Mar 2017
Remembering “Comrade Kathy” and learning from his life
Sad as the passing of Ahmed Kathrada is, we need to use these occasions to draw lessons from his life. Kathrada is one of the last of a generation of political figures who built the Congress...
20 Mar 2017
Reverse Sweep – A Story of post-apartheid South African Cricket
This book is an account of cricket in post-apartheid South Africa; from the tumultuous Gatting tour in which, ironically, the seeds of cricket unity were sown, to the Hansie Cronje saga and the...
14 Oct 2016
Chief Albert Luthuli as an ethical leader
We live in a period where public leadership has been marked by acts of illegality, contempt for constitutional obligations, and personal enrichment that is often through patronage and corrupt...
27 Jun 2016
Promise and Despair – The first struggle for a non-racial South Africa
Most people believe that black South Africans obtained the vote for the first time in 1994. In fact, for almost a century suitably qualified black people had enjoyed the vote in the Cape and Natal,...
13 Oct 2015
What does EFF imagery communicate?
With the resumption of parliamentary sittings, the question of appropriate dress and conduct, will resume. Imagery, whether through speech, dress, arm, fist or other gestures, has been an important...
13 Jul 2015
IFP: Ncamisile Nkwanyana says incompetent nurses At Mahatma Gandhi and Osindisweni Hospital must be fired
The IFP calls on the MEC of Health in KwaZulu-Natal, Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo to urgently investigate and fire the nurses at Mahatma Gandhi and Osindisweni Hospital accused of turning away an injured...
27 Jul 2014
DA: Statement by Helen Zille, DA Leader, looking at the Middle East through the lens of Gandhi (27/07/2014)
Last Sunday, the arrival of another cold front tempted me to stay in bed, nurse my flu, and send apologies to the organisers of an event at Cape Town’s St George’s Cathedral. I’m glad I didn’t....
23 Jul 2014
The Economic Freedom Fighters’ politics of dress
In a barren political environment, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has understood the power of symbolism, using dress to dramatise their entry into parliament.  Through constant reference to...
17 Mar 2014
Digby Ricci presentation on leaders, Mandela and the Long Walk to Freedom
An examination of the dangers of hagiographical analysis of political leaders, with particular reference to Mandela and the recent film, ‘Long Walk to Freedom’
16 Jan 2014
BRICS’ public diplomacy and the nuances of soft power
3 Opinion
How effective are the BRICS in inspiring confidence in their public diplomacy? This question lies at the heart of their soft power.
29 Jul 2013
SA: Ebrahim Ebrahim: Address by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on 'The impact of former President Mandela's legal background and the ideal of a new South Africa', UCT, Western Cape (29/07/2013)
It always gives me great pleasure to address students and to engage with young, bright minds, because you are the leaders of tomorrow. And what better place than the University of Cape Town to...
28 Jul 2013
SA: Statement by Sibusiso Ndebele, Correctional Services Minister, calls upon religious leaders to play a more active role to heal victims of crime and rehabilitate offenders (28/07/2013)
Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called upon religious leaders to play a more active role to heal victims of crime and rehabilitate offenders. As part of finding solutions to...
18 Jul 2013
EFF: Statement by Floyd Shivambu, Economic Freedom Fighters member, states that former President Nelson Mandela didn't a sellout (18/07/2013)
On the 17th of July 2012, an author who identified himself/herself as a Youngster penned a letter to former President Nelson Mandela, not to wish him the 94th Birthday which falls on the 18th of...
30 Jun 2013
US: Barack Obama: Address by the President of the USA, at the University of Cape Town, Western Cape (30/06/2013)
I am so happy to be here today. It is wonderful to see all of these outstanding young people. I just had the honor of going to Robben Island with Michelle and our two daughters this afternoon....
05 Aug 2012
SA: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by Chairperson of the African Union Commission, at the launch of the 2012 Women's Month, University of the Free State, Mangaung (05/08/2012)
President of the Republic of South Africa and the President of the African National Congress, Your Excellency Jacob Zuma Premier of the Free State, Comrade Ace Magashule President of the ANC...

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