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SA according to Mpofu-Walsh

2017-09-10 11:11

To the cluttered and overwhelming world of South African politics comes a powerful young voice to help us make sense of it all – Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

SA will be better off if the vote to oust Zuma is a damp squib

2017-08-07 09:23

The “make or break” no confidence vote is likely to be a damp squib and the assault on democracy will not happen, writes Steven Friedman.

The art of broken pieces

2017-07-02 06:11

Be wary of those who profess to heal the cracks that mark our country but speak of all else but growth in the economy, writes Tiego Moseneke.

Our laws are still too segregatory

2017-06-25 06:03

Barely 25 years into our constitutional democracy, and in a complex economy such as ours, it is understandable that the society envisioned in our Constitution and the tools needed to serve it would still be in development, writes Sibusiso Nyembe.

Moving education from “unfreedom” to freedom

2017-05-07 06:25

Delivering quality education is within our power through decisive action, writes Manusha Pillai.

Power lies in the ballot

2017-05-07 06:25

Calls by many South Africans for President Zuma to step down disrespect the power of the voters and undermine our hard-won Constitution, writes Ken Sibanda.

Our cherished freedoms

2017-04-30 05:59

City Press asks youngsters who are now the same age as the country’s democracy about the freedoms they celebrate. They all believe dreams can come true, writes Ndileka Lujabe.

The race for equality

2017-04-09 06:13

The second annual Anti-racism Week came to an end on March 21. Mandla Nkomfe writes that closing the economic inequality gap and changing racial attitudes is essential to combatting racism in the long term.

WATCH: Treasury shake-up cost SA R1.5bn extra in debt costs

2017-04-04 14:57

The hike in bond yields caused by President Jacob Zuma’s reshuffle and SA's downgrade to junk status will result in South Africa paying more for its high debt costs.

Grumpy SA prepared to give up democracy for better life - index

2017-03-20 15:43

Citizens of SA, which has been ranked 101 out of 155 countries on the UN Happiness Index in 2017, are willing to give up their democratic rights for better living conditions.

 

In search of true democracy in Africa

2017-09-03 06:02

True democrats are not embraced in the nationalist politics of post-liberation movements because governments born out of liberation movements invariably regard political victory as a divine right to rule, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Get it into the open

2017-07-30 05:52

For true democracy and the rule of law to thrive, openness – instead of transparency – is what SA needs, writes Thuli Madonsela.

With the Bill of Rights under siege, Mogoeng is a beacon of hope

2017-06-30 06:37

As a dark cloud of intolerance, violence and corruption looms over South Africa, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is among the rare glimmers of hope, writes Anneke Scheepers.

The acid test of freedom

2017-05-28 05:58

Millennials know that our democracy is in peril. We must do everything in our power to ensure they get the freedoms we fought for, writes Thuli Madonsela.

EDITORIAL: Zuma’s losses mount

2017-05-07 06:25

Those who identify themselves as die-hard supporters of President Jacob Zuma were up in arms on Thursday and declared that we might as well hand over the country to the judiciary.

No thanks for the lessons in democracy

2017-05-05 08:03

Like darkness attempting to illuminate light, President Zuma and others see themselves as experts on democracy and governance, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Accept our challenges

2017-04-23 06:17

Radical economic transformation is already under way, but government must work to increase the scale and pace of our interventions, writes Cyril Ramaphosa.

Rwanda and SA: Truth not enough to set you free

2017-04-09 06:13

The year 1994 was significant for Africa. South ­Africa made a peaceful transition to democracy. But on a darker note, Rwanda experienced a ­tragic and violent genocide, writes Cori Wielenga.

How ‘the people’ can capture the state

2017-04-04 05:02

If the citizenry can take practical steps to implement direct democracy, this country may again provide an example to the world, says Terry Bell.

The reality of state failure is setting in

2017-03-20 07:29

Of all the three arms of government only the judiciary seems to be functioning. Even worse is that Parliament and the executive are ganging up to perpetuate the collapse of the rule of law, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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