ARTICLES RELATING TO DEMOCRACY

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.

Molefe not the people's choice

2017-02-24 08:00

It is doubtful that ANC voters had in mind the possibility that the face of state capture, who was not even a politician, could be parachuted into Parliament ahead of party activists, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Where has our brilliance gone?

2017-01-27 09:08

As a nation we have proved we can be brilliant in the most difficult of circumstances. But our moments of brilliance are drying up. We need to take stock, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

SA drops 2 places on democracy index

2017-01-26 10:57

South Africa, classified as a “flawed democracy” dropped two places in its ranking on the The Economist's latest democracy index.

 

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.

Aristotle stole Africa's idea of democracy – Ekurhuleni EFF

2017-03-18 15:42

The EFF in Ekurhuleni claimed that ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle took the idea of democracy from the Ancient Egyptians and Ethiopians.

Taking lessons for SA from Obama’s valedictory speeches

2017-02-05 11:17

With first Afrikaner nationalism and now African nationalism in SA, Obama’s farewell speeches present a cautionary tale about how the country could be going,

Unseating African dictators: Why are South Africans, Zimbabweans politically impotent?

2017-01-26 15:21

Will what has happened in The Gambia help persuade SADC to move towards more effective interventions to remove dictators and other illegitimate rulers?

New index of economic democracy: Can it predict sweeping change in countries?

2017-01-18 10:28

With neoliberal policies pushing voters towards the right, a university professor's index could help predict major political change on the basis of economic marginalisation.

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