South Africa: Violent Homes Breed Violent Societies
Violence against children is an international crisis. A recent report by Know Violence in Childhood says that 1.7 billion children around the world experienced some form of… Read more »
South Africa: What Story Will Latest Crime Stats Tell?
The South African Police Service (SAPS) is due to release the annual crime statistics in the next two weeks. These figures provide a useful indication of the country's crime… Read more »
South Africa: State Capture – the Corporate Fallout
As South Africa reels almost daily from allegations of 'state capture', the focus has mostly been on the accountability of those in power who have approved tenders for their… Read more »
South Africa: SA's Parliamentary Watchdogs Must Up Their Guard
During South Africa's recent presidential question time in Parliament, President Jacob Zuma managed to evade just about every question - specifically the ones linking him directly… Read more »
South Africa: To Achieve Equal Opportunity, SA Needs Quality Education
The best way to achieve and maintain equal opportunity in South Africa is through quality education that targets the poor and offers them the means to gain experience and advance… Read more »
Africa: Wildlife Crime - Why Diverse Data Will Drive Better Responses
Since 2006, Southern Africa has been facing an increasing poaching crisis. The securitisation of national parks and private reserves has become a multi-million-rand industry. The… Read more »
South Africa: How Evidence-Based Policing Reduces Crime
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has the capability in the form of experienced police officers, technology and other logistical resources to effectively tackle violent and… Read more »
South Africa: Labour and Economic Policy in South Africa
Ahead of the 1994 elections, the ANC was dependent on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to provide it with a national election machine. Since then, labour has… Read more »
South Africa: South Africa Must Move Beyond Its Organised Crime Clichés
Organised crime is a serious and growing menace in South Africa. And with its debilitating social and economic effects on the country, it requires immediate attention. However, the… Read more »
South Africa: Women's Security Must Come First
Today South Africans are commemorating the historic Women's March on 9 August 1956 against apartheid pass laws. Around 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to… Read more »
South Africa: Can the ANC Turn South Africa's Economy Around?
South Africa in 2017 is an infinitely better place than it was in 1990, when negotiations for the country's future started between the National Party, the African National Congress… Read more »
South Africa: Employment Must Be Central to the Country's Economy
Only an economy where employment is placed at the centre of economic policymaking will work for South Africa. This will require a complete shift in mindset. Read more »
Africa: As South Africa's Leaders Quarrel, the Real Struggle Continues
If you watch political events or have even a marginal interest in politics, South Africa is a distracting place. Today, in Parliament, there'll be a secret ballot vote of no… Read more »
South Africa: Parliament to Regulate Public, Private Party Funding
South Africa has no legislation regulating private donations to political parties. Private individuals and companies can donate as much in secret as they wish, leaving the door… Read more »
Southern Africa: Zuma and Dos Santos Manoeuvre to Rule From the Grave
He may seem brazen, but give South African President Jacob Zuma a little - relative - credit for subtlety; he has at least captured the state by proxy, through his business cronies… Read more »
Africa: Govt Should First Sort Out Its Own Backyard
South Africa 'is at the forefront of efforts to bring lasting peace and stability to the continent', the country's Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)… Read more »
South Africa: Time for the Right Top Cops as Public Confidence Drops
The stakes for public safety have never been higher in South Africa. Last year saw 3 119 more murders and 31 000 more armed attacks in the country than five years ago. Public… Read more »
South Africa: The Real Problem Behind South Africa's Refusal to Arrest Al-Bashir
Last week the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that South Africa erred in its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during his… Read more »
South Africa: ANC Invokes the Ghosts of a Party Past
Though his statue stood in the grounds, alongside those of other former ANC leaders, the warm and embracing spirit of Nelson Mandela was evidently not dwelling in the chilly halls… Read more »
Africa: Will South Africa Be At the 29th AU Summit?
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South African president in attendance. Read more »
South Africa: Back to the Future for ANC Foreign Policy?
Later this month South Africa's ruling party begins its five-yearly policy conference to determine the direction to be taken by the new African National Congress (ANC) president… Read more »
South Africa: Is a Single Human Rights Body in the Country's Best Interest?
Ten years ago, South Africa's Parliament formed a committee to review the country's 'Chapter 9' and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and… Read more »
South Africa: A Case of Poisoned Chalice or Poisoned Politics?
It would not be unreasonable to think that the post of national commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) is a poisoned chalice. In the past decade, seven people -… Read more »
South Africa: Are IS Returnees a Risk for South Africa?
With significant progress in the retaking of Mosul - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) last major stronghold in Iraq - and continued losses in Syria, many of ISIS'… Read more »
South Africa: Is Protest the Only Way to Achieve Change?
Violent protests in Eldorado Park, Ennerdale and surrounding areas in the south of Johannesburg and in Coligny in North West province have made headlines over the past few weeks.… Read more »
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