April 21, 2014
South Africa's scheduled national elections on May 7 seem to be beset by more bickering, bitterness and fragmentation than normal — and this is a clear portent for the future. A rocky road lies ahead.
April 10, 2014
Some food for thought about the future as the economic crisis continues, elements of barbarism and instability seem to be spreading to various arts of the globe — and as South Africa heads to another election.
March 9, 2014
The wage and welfare gap is proving a potent political weapon. And it was wielded with considerable effect at South Africa's University of the Western Cape (UWC) last week.
March 5, 2014
Most of the public, along with the media, appear stunned that miners on the platinum belt have maintained their strike for nearly two months. They need only to consider the depth of bitterness caused by the bloodbath at Marikana,
March 1, 2014
Crisis-ridden capitalism is past its sell-by date and has become destructive, but a democratic way out beckons. All it requires is political will and organisation. The programme and the technology exist.
February 28, 2014
The results of the May 7 South African general election — the most critical in the 20 years since the transition from apartheid — including abstentions and spoiled ballots should be a good measure of the mood of the country.