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Latest Raymond Suttner

The continuing crisis: can we find a way forward?

Raymond Suttner

“To the oppressed, and to those who suffer with them and fight at their side”- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Penguin, 1996, dedication).... 

Latest Ebrahim Fakir

Electoral Politics: From competition and contest to potential conflict

Politics 360 - Ebrahim Fakir

South Africa is scheduled to hold an election in 2024. It is a much-anticipated one, since speculation is rife that the ANC may likely lose its... 

Latest Econ3x3

Why the township economy matters


Nearly half the working-age population and nearly two-thirds of the unemployed live in areas designated as townships under apartheid spatial laws.... 

Latest Institute for Security Studies

Kidnappings in the Sahel – a favoured weapon of war

Institute for Security Studies

Over 180 kidnappings were recorded in the war-torn countries of Mali and Burkina Faso in the first half of 2023 – an average of one a day. This... 

Latest South African Institute of International Affairs

The Expanded Brics Can Be a Force to Be Reckoned With in Shaping a New World Energy Order

South African Institute of International Affairs

The Brics+6, consisting of six of the world's top oil producers and four of the world's top natural gas producers, will play a key role in... 

Latest Real Economy

Solutions vs problems


There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several... 

Latest Saliem Fakir

Technocene – the age where technology takes over the world


The concept of ‘technocene’ is not novel; in fact, there are lots of writings on this concept. The Technocene age holds the premise that we are not... 

Latest The Conversation

‘We could eradicate malaria by 2040’ says expert after revolutionary vaccine is approved by WHO

The Conversation

The World Health Organization has approved a new vaccine that scientists argue will be a game-changer in the fight against malaria, which kills... 

Other Opinions

Tourism Tender scandal: Chris Pappas uses Zulu to hide looting

Other Opinions

The reaction of the Democratic Alliance to the public outrage following allegations of corruption levelled against its councillor and Mayor of... 

Latest Aubrey Matshiqi

The Health of the People Must be the Supreme Law

Political Insight - Aubrey Matshiqi

Cicero, the highly gifted orator and lawyer - he of the heydays of the Roman Empire, once argued that the health of the people, the health of... 

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