Accountability

What you need to know about the Political Party Funding Act

The Political Party Funding Act has been getting a lot of attention since president Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation on the commencement...

Four major problems the July riots brought into sharp focus

The recent riots in South Africa have revealed a lot about where the country really is. People in South Africa are hungry,...

Hundreds of migrants detained after mass arrests in Tripoli

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 — “More than 600 migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, peacefully demonstrating for relocation, protection, and evacuation from Libya were...

Striking Clover workers meet to discuss way forward

On January 8, there was a mass meeting of workers and members of organisations in solidarity with the Clover strikers in Johannesburg....

State capture report chronicles extent of corruption in South Africa. But...

No self-respecting theatre critic would dream of reviewing a three-Act play during the interval at the end of the first Act. But...

FAQ: Zimbabwe Exemption Permit edition

On November 25, the minister in the presidency, Mondli Gungubele, announced the government’s decision to not re-issue the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP)...

South Africa has been downgraded by global rights index

Every year, the CIVICUS Monitor, a global rights index, provides an assessment of the conditions of civil society within countries. It looks...

How immigrants contribute to South Africa’s economy

Ever since 2008, there has been periods of xenophobic violence against black foreign nationals and immigrants in South Africa. Many locals blame...

How will Shell’s plans affect the Wild Coast, explained

Shell has announced that it will carry out a seismic survey from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns off the Wild Coast....

[EXTRACT] Eight Days in July: Inside the Zuma unrest that set...

In July 2021, with the imprisonment of Jacob Zuma, dramatic and violent scenes of unrest and looting unfolded in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng....

Zimbabwe permit holders have a grace period of 12 months to...

On November 25, the minister in the presidency, Mondli Gungubele, announced the outcomes of the recent cabinet meeting. This includes a decision...

EXTRACT: Deep Collusion by Athol Williams

On November 7, writer and poet Athol Williams announced that he was leaving South Africa, fearing for his safety. In his newly...

Whistleblower Athol Williams hopes to return home one day

Athol Williams, a lecturer and poet, has fled South Africa fearing for his safety. On November 7, Williams published a statement citing...

What is in a word – ableism

What is in a word, ableism, that is what. Yes, I can imagine the able bodied are busy trying to “get back...

No recount, IEC says despite calls from some Western Cape parties

The Wednesday press briefing by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in the Western Cape was interrupted. Anwar Adams, the Democratic Independent Party...

LGE 2021: A vote of no confidence (statement from Cry of...

The 2021 Local Government Election results send a clear message to the country’s ruling elite: South Africa’s Xcluded have lost confidence in...

“We are writing down the people’s names and ID numbers manually”

During their midday press briefing for Election Day, the Electoral Commission said they were “satisfied with the voting process”. However, there were...

NGOs take voter education engagements to communities #LGE2021

In the lead-up to the local elections, the Triangle Project hosted a community engagement on voter education in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Triangle...

(in)Famous medical parolees

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been released on medical parole. He had been serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of...

Improving ethical leadership in our public institutions

The South African state has failed at multiple levels to assure society of its commitment to building a social compact premised on...
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