Speaking on Friday 23 May at the 12th annual Teach-In public lecture series hosted by the Rhodes University Department of Politics and International studies, Eusebius Mckaiser followed on what he said at his book launch the previous night and continued to give his direct views on the Democratic Alliance (DA). Held over the course of the week, the … Continue Reading ››
By Sibulele Magini
The newly re-elected South African President, Jacob Zuma, made his cabinet announcement on Sunday evening, 25th May 2014. This is the country’s fifth administration since the dawn of democracy and will be leading the country in respective assigned departments in the next 5 years. There are some new faces, new ministries, mergers and old faces shuffled … Continue Reading ››
May marked the fifth national and provincial elections since the advent of democracy in 1994. Rhodes University students, most of them voting for the first time, came out in their numbers to participate in the most competitive and anticipated election in twenty years.
A record of 25.3 million voters registered for the 2014 national and provincial election, about 2.2 … Continue Reading ››
The Chains are yet to be broken
Athini Majali As the day approached to make a mark and challenge the current predicaments that face South Africa in the interim, I felt more than obliged to raise my voice and choose how I would like the country to be governed. Repulsed by the manner in which the word ‘democracy’ has been used … Continue Reading ››
Bill Gates warned that we always overestimate the change that occurs in two years and underestimate the change that occurs in ten.
While South Africans like to bemoan the general lack of transformation in the democratic era, Gates is on the money here, which is why I’m not going to underplay the profound changes that have both battered and … Continue Reading ››