Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Senior public servants without requisite qualifications render the state vulnerable to corruption

22nd October 2022 The probe by the Public Service Commission (PSC) into more than 2 000 senior government employees who do not have the requisite qualification for... 

Albert Nolan & Raymond Suttner

Albert Nolan – memories of a non-believer

By: Raymond Suttner     19th October 2022 I first met Albert Nolan when I emerged from prison in 1983. I was then a Communist, although it was illegal to be one and I didn't admit that in... 

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers

How inclusivity can combat GBVF in South Africa

19th October 2022 National plans by government and civil society to combat the scourge of GBVF, must not ignore the vulnerable and marginalised groups on the... 

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We still have a fighting chance of avoiding greylisting

18th October 2022 Much of the media’s focus after BLSA issued its report on grey listing last week has been on the 85% chance of SA being placed on the list by the... 

Southern Africa Litigation Centre

Democracy, self-determination, and the Eswatini Monarchy

12th October 2022 On Tuesday, 11 October 2022, the chairperson of the Eswatini Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) was quoted in the Times of Eswatini saying,... 

Africa Check

Liberia peacekeeping ‘largest operation in Africa in the history of the UN’? Fact-checking prominent economist’s claims

By: Africa Check     11th October 2022 Four years after United Nations (UN) peacekeepers officially left Liberia in 2018, debate still continues in the country over the legacy of the... 

Africa Check

Thousands of migrants have jobs in Eskom, Vodacom and South Africa’s government? No, viral message plain wrong

By: Africa Check     10th October 2022 “The level of hate the SA government has for its citizens is not surprising.” That’s the final sentence in a much copied and pasted message... 

Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference Parliamentary Liaison Office

A More Honest Narrative on Migrants 

4th October 2022 There have recently been two very interesting comments from cabinet ministers with regard to the contested issue of immigration and the presence... 

Alan Hirsch

Migration policy in South Africa: How should we be thinking about it?

3rd October 2022 Is it possible to have a calm and sensible discussion about immigration policy? Maybe it helps when you start with a few facts—and that is where... 

Accountability Now

What is cabinet actually doing about serious corruption?

26th September 2022 This question is important because serious corruption is strangling the life out of constitutional democracy under the rule of law in SA. It is... 

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