Browsing All posts tagged under »Freedom Charter«

How the people could really govern

February 10, 2019

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Democracy as practiced in so-called parliamentary democracies around the world is a lie. One person, one vote was a concession granted by the governing, monied elite after long, brutal and bloody struggles by oppressed majorities. But it was a concession within the same corrupt and corrupting system. With the advance of communications technology, true democracy beckons

The role of remembrance

June 30, 2018

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There are moments in history that must be remembered and discussed because of the profound influence they may have on where we are now and where we may wish society to be in the future. The past week, especially from South African perspective, has provided several such moments to remember.

Opening the debate on alternative economics

January 28, 2016

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“The doors of learning and culture shall be opened.” So states the eighth clause of the ANC’s Freedom Charter. It has again come to the forefront as university students embark on another series of protests about the cost of tertiary education.

An economy riddled with a legacy of contradictions

January 20, 2011

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This chapter on the South African economy was written and submitted on August 3, 2007 for a proposed book. It was not published and the chapter was not submitted or published elsewhere. However, given developments to date this text may be of some interest to anyone concerned about economic developments in South Africa.