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South Africa elections are a litmus test of democracy in Africa

By |2019-05-30T14:19:37+02:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

The election season in South Africa has finally reached fever pitch. And from the onset, it is important to observe that this plebiscite takes place in the year the country is celebrating her silver jubilee of Freedom Day that ushered in a new democratic dispensation. 2019 is also unique on the election calendar of the African [...]

Is ACDP a party of moral regeneration?

By |2019-09-18T11:38:22+02:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Archive, News|

The ACDP purports to be a party which champions moral regeneration. Its vehicle of choice is through the use of the word of the Christian God in South Africa. However, an inspection of the party's election manifesto reveals policies which could be argued to be out of line with our Constitution. This article will not deal [...]

A name change cannot fill an empty plate

By |2019-05-30T12:33:33+02:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

There has been much controversy and public debate around the topic of the renaming of roads, buildings and streets in South Africa. I believe name changes are crucial to the creation of a truly inclusive and democratic society. They help facilitate an environment where black bodies, who have been isolated and made to feel they don't [...]

PRESS RELEASE: These Are the Things that Sit with Us

By |2019-09-06T12:24:00+02:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

  New book seeks to contribute to a broader documentation and honoring of South Africans memories of the past Cape Town, 2 May 2019. What was the impact of apartheid on the lives of South Africans? How are people living with painful memories in their day-to-day lives? How do we conduct research in a manner that [...]

The AU’s new transitional justice policy could be a game-changer

By |2019-04-26T12:07:28+02:00Apr 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

This year’s annual pilgrimage to the African Union Summit recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February under the theme ‘The year of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towards durable solutions to forced displacements in Africa’ did not create much media thunder — yet it is probably the most important in recent years, both thematically [...]

Losers in Africa’s presidential elections need to be more strategic

By |2019-04-26T14:59:13+02:00Apr 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

A new strategy by opposition party leaders in Africa who have lost elections is emerging. They contest the results and demand that fresh elections are held or launch a process of power sharing with the losing parties. But their successes have been limited and their actions tend to provoke democratic reversals. A look at a few [...]


By |2019-04-26T09:22:16+02:00Apr 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

One of the strangest legal mechanisms in Apartheid legislation was that an individual of colour could apply and reclassify ones Race. This presented itself as some sort of a golden ticket to those of colour whom could “pass” as white with the opportunity to gain in the unearned privileges which came with being white in the [...]

Trust, media and the upcoming elections

By |2019-04-25T14:45:22+02:00Apr 25th, 2019|Categories: News|

One quarter of a century into democratic rule, South Africa will conduct its sixth general election on the on the 8th of May. It will do so at a time when the country still grapples with debilitating legacies of its past, and new challenges – global and local – that were hardly fathomable at the time [...]

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

By |2019-04-12T11:40:08+02:00Apr 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Not too long-ago, the outgoing Western Cape premier Helen Zille lead the charge and rallied for the military to be deployed into the Cape Flats to curb the ongoing gang violence. This call was highly controversial and as expected solicited mixed and emotional responses with government having the final say and vetoing this move. The DA in its [...]

United against racism

By |2019-04-12T11:34:00+02:00Apr 12th, 2019|Categories: News|

Racial incidents are too often present in the South African Media. Incidents such as these include the segregation of learners at a school in Scweizer Reneke and racial tensions at Clifton Beach. They do not end here. They extend to the racialized discourse surrounding the deaths of pupils at DrieHoek Highschool as well as the racialized [...]