Reflections on The State of Africa

Reflections on The State of Africa


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
LIKE other regions around the globe, Africa is one of the fascinating continents to learn about. It’s rich with absorbing political and economic history; though at times a…

The trends shaping the African continent


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THERE’s little doubt that Africa is making great strides in its development, with six of the world’s top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa. While Europe’s population is…

Ideology of victimhood is destroying our universities


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
WHAT South Africa’s universities have become over the past years is utterly sickening.
The inclusion of the ‘people of color’ (POC) supper, exclusively for black people, in the Decolonial Winter…

Trump was right, South Africa is a ‘crime ridden mess’


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

IT WAS horror at the Alexandra Community Health Centre two weeks ago when an unknown group of men armed with knives stormed the clinic and attacked a patient,…

Christmas and taxes


SALT ROCK, KWA-ZULU NATAL

IT’S Christmas time again. A special time to spend with family and friends. It could have been more special – were it not for the political elite…

Money will play a big role in shaping ANC’s election outcome


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

LOOKING at the African National Congress (ANC)’s upcoming elective conference, one is struck by how close it is. It’s so close that it has become very difficult to…

Can South Africa’s basic education be fixed?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

THE state of South Africa’s basic education is a topic of constant debate – by political parties, the media, civil organisations and the general public. Even though basic…

Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid?


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

TWENTY-two years into democracy, the question of whether black South Africans have made any socio-economic progress remains highly contested. People like Mohammad Amir Anwar, and political parties like…

I’m scared of Julius Malema and the EFF


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

JULIUS Malema and his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) assembled in Boipotong Stadium on Friday, to commemorate June 16, Youth Day. Seeing images of huge crowds in red colours…

Sugar tax: It’s about personal freedom


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

FOR us who deeply believe in personal freedom, it is troubling. The notion that South Africa’s political elite unashamedly wants to tax us for consuming sugar and constrict…