Politics

Regulatory capture – SA after the sale of Eskom

In the 1990s, many countries in the former Soviet bloc, Latin America, Africa and Asia adopted, in varying degrees, reforms aimed at replacing state intervention with market-driven policies. This was deemed a resounding victory for neoliberal economics and market fundamentalists. Luigi Manzetti claims, ‘Theoretically, they were based upon the theories of neo-liberal economists such as […]

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Burn? Or learn?

LOL, South Africans are funny. They burn down their own schools like wild fires but at the same time they get offended when they hear that people are building an Afrikaans university in Centurion. You burn your schools because you don’t care about them, but you care about the language used in a university owned by […]

Politics

Active Citizenship

Corruption Watch has today launched an awareness campaign to highlight the need for greater transparency, merit-based criteria and public participation in the appointment of key leadership positions, most notably in the anti-corruption institutions that constitute the pillars of our democracy.  During 2019 and 2020, three of these institutions will require new leaders, namely the executive […]

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Scratch the surface

Media in South Africa needs to understand the influence of media on our people. If one takes a proper look at what is currently happening in our country, you will notice how the media falsely communicated what was happening in Tshwane. As Thabo Mbeki said, the fight was against crime (drug dealing) which ended up […]

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Xenophobia debacle

The irony though in this xenophobic attack debacle, is the FACT that government has failed in its own strategy in dealing with illegal immigrants, corruption of its own officials as well as the crime pandemic especially the drug issue we are now crying foul about. Why haven’t you South Africans gone to protest at your […]