Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery


11 Feb 2013 | Israel is no different from SA

Hendrik Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, in 1967 was one of the first high-profile South Africans to have compared racial supremacy in apartheid ...

3 Feb 2013 | Brickbats at Nkandla complex

When news broke that over R200 million was being spent on various upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, Public Works Minist...

31 Jan 2013 | ANC's priorities different from ordinary citizens

To attend a breakfast on the day of the Opening of Parliament, hosted by The New Age newspaper with special guest President Jacob Zuma, will set one b...

30 Jan 2013 | What's in a breakfast anyway? Anything you like except 'dangerous' truth

To attend a breakfast on the day of the Opening of Parliament, hosted by the New Age newspaper with special guest President Jacob Zuma, will set one b...

18 Jan 2013 | Money rules art scene left to its own devices

During the past year, the ANC has asserted itself as a party interested in art. Being a disciplined and hierarchical structure, work has been apportio...

16 Jan 2013 | A grim start to the year, but for every story of despair there is one of hope

It's been a rather grim start to the year after the faux post-Mangaung optimism. Kgalema Motlanthe finally showed his hand, got beaten and Cyril Ramap...

11 Jan 2013 | We need awareness, respect to protect human life on roads

The tragic death of cycling champion and Olympian Burry Stander has stirred debate about safety for cyclists and the long overdue establishment of pol...

3 Jan 2013 | Mine tragedy leaves stain on SAPS reputation

As the Farlam commission of inquiry continued to hear startling evidence about police conduct during the shooting of 34 miners at Marikana last year, ...

12 Dec 2012 | 'Bullying at SA schools higher'

Three quaters of Grade 9 pupils in South Africa have experienced bullying, and this has a negative impact on their studies. The percentage is higher ...

12 Dec 2012 | Soon the joy of year-end political silence

There are two enduring pictures which pretty much sum up the South African year; the one is of men gathering on a koppie in Marikana with shots being ...