ARTICLES RELATING TO DEMOCRACY

Our obsession with the ANC is killing us

2019-08-06 08:07

Our obsession with the ANC is keeping us from engaging about what is really important. We fail deliberately in rescuing the public dialogue, writes Ralph Mathekga.

On Putin, the end of liberalism and the dangerous figures in SA's democracy

2019-07-25 16:40

South Africa's expansive social welfare system is an essential buffer for all those millions of people who do not benefit from the neo-liberal aspects of government policy. But more needs to be done, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

Forget about leaders, democracy is strengthened when people act together

2019-06-30 07:00

Democracy's prospects in Africa depend not on finding better leaders but on ensuring that more people can act together to ensure that government serves them, writes Steven Friedman.

Congratulations to the people of South Africa for the strength of your democracy!

2019-05-16 05:00

Whether in Brussels, Pretoria or Berlin, we face many challenges when it comes to elections. Voter participation is a key one; getting young people out to vote in particular. South Africa is no exception, writes Martin Schäfer.

e-Voting: Election fix or hacker's paradise?

2019-05-10 15:50

E-voting could help reduce incidents of double voting and the spoiling of ballot papers, say experts - but there could be serious drawbacks too.

INSIDE LABOUR: Words as weapons and flawed democracy

2019-05-03 11:33

Words have the power to create illusions of reality and can trigger emotional responses rather than encourage critical thought,. They should be used wisely, says Terry Bell.

Ignorance will kill the power of 'We, the people…'

2019-04-25 11:59

Many people who can genuinely represent all South Africans lack the guts to enter politics. They have chosen to sit back and hope that somehow the scoundrels entering politics will fix things up, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Could identity politics be necessary to highlight democracy's shortcomings?

2019-03-31 06:00

Perhaps populism is good to an extent that it creates discomfort that results in the necessary modification of liberal democracy. Even the EFF members would not like to live in a communist society, writes Ralph Mathekga.

INSIDE LABOUR: Democratic lessons to be learned

2019-03-23 10:48

As SA coasts uncomfortably towards the May 8 election, it is time to take stock of where we are and where we may be going, writes Terry Bell.

 

The tricky business of stopping social media abuse without curbing freedom of expression

2019-08-12 11:43

The invocation of freedom of speech to justify any and every form of expression on social media simply cannot be justified unless we have no interest in the preservation of democracy, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

As political lawfare burgeons, what does it mean for SA's fledgling democracy?

2019-07-27 08:00

How has the most recent judgment concerning Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, affected this vital cog in the democratic framework, asks Hugh Corder.

SA's constitution has served the country well - Ramaphosa on SA's 25 years as a democracy

2019-07-23 18:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that while the country has problems, its democratic system based on a strong constitution has served South Africa well.

Solly Moeng: It's Ramaphosa's time, and we should stand behind him

2019-05-29 06:02

Few men and women in South African politics have had as many false starts as President Cyril Ramaphosa has, but he'll be writing his chapter in history now, says Solly Moeng.

SA flag designer dies

2019-05-12 19:29

The Department of Arts and Culture has paid tribute to 79-year-old Fred Brownwell, the man who designed SA's iconic democratic national flag.

South Africa elections are a litmus test of democracy in Africa

2019-05-09 10:18

Having recently taken up a new two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, South Africa should assume its place as a leader in deepening democracy and human rights, writes Webster Zambara.

Growing up with democracy

2019-04-29 11:17

When South Africa held its first democratic elections, I was about to turn 6 years old. A few years later, when my world changed, I got a better idea of what this "new, democratic South Africa" meant to me, writes Mpho Raborife.

Democracy will remain the winner ahead of the IEC 2019 elections

2019-04-23 09:27

Our constitution and three arms of state have held well under severe pressure, more so in the last ten years.

Solidarity is working for the future – a response to Pieter du Toit

2019-03-28 08:56

It is not fair to create a caricature of our movement's policies and views and then shoot it down in flames. We are in favour of a healthy South African and Afrikaans patriotism, writes Flip Buys.

The 7 factors that will shape SA's economy in 2030

2019-02-01 13:18

There are seven factors which will shape the SA economy 10 years from now, says Professor André Roux of Stellenbosch Business School.

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