South Africa

Vaccination, ethics and freedom of choice

Earlier this month, News24 asked me to contribute to a piece on whether vaccine mandates were ethically defensible. Here are...

PODCAST: Digital Taxes and Digital Rights in Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to strain most African economies. As more African countries seek to widen their tax base,...

South Africa: Confronting racism and class conflict

By Andile Zulu We cannot have a conversation about rethinking political consciousness in South Africa without addressing the race...

South Africa: The case for a new political consciousness

By Andile Zulu Last week the true nature of South Africa’s post-apartheid order was unveiled. Not through a righteous...

South Africa Unrest: Counting the costs

As calm is slowly returning to the streets of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces of South Africa, businesses and citizens...

South Africa Unrest: Why Zimbabwe is catching a cold

By Margaret Chinowaita From the time a baby is born in Zimbabwe, most of the goods they will consume...

On Zille’s #StayWoke: Go Broke

Helen Zille’s new book, #StayWoke: Go Broke aims to tell us why “South Africa won’t survive America’s Culture Wars”....

Media integrity in covering South Africa’s lockdown protests

Nobody will be surprised to read that journalism leans toward sensationalism in terms of topics chosen for coverage, how...

South African alcohol bans under Covid-19 lockdown

Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa’s President) reinstated a ban on the sale of alcohol at both restaurants and retail outlets...

Storming the Capitol – Trump’s exit won’t fix much

The scenes from Washington on Wednesday (6th January 2020), where the process confirming Biden’s status as President-Elect was disrupted...

“Classical Liberalism” and South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations

Liberalism has always meant different things to different people. I tried to describe what its fundamental principles are, for...

The metamorphosis of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance

I realise that most people are focusing on today’s election in the United States (the lizards will win, no...

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