Angelo Fick Decency should trump expedience in South African politics

Given the many calls upon 'conscience' from politicians, Angelo Fick wonders what role decency should play here and now.

The Conversation Africa New research pokes holes in the idea that men don't look after their kids

About 60 percent of children in South Africa under 10 years don't live with their biological fathers. By ZOHEB KHAN.

Angelo Fick Re-membering Marikana: 16 August 2017

Five years on, as questions remain unanswered and the calls for justice persist, Angelo Fick thinks about the meanings of Marikana for contemporary South Africa.

Georgina Guedes Nazi sympathiser in the White House

Donald Trump revealed last night that he attributes fault for the violence in Charlottesville to “both sides”. GEORGINA GUEDES speculates this may end his reign.

Angelo Fick Hold the superlatives, stop the clock

Angelo Fick considers what the conduct of politicians before and after the motion of no confidence reveals about South African politics.

The Conversation Africa Why title deeds aren't the solution to South Africa's land tenure problem

The conventional view is that insecurity of land tenure results from the lack of a registered title deed which records the property rights of occupants of land. By BEN COUSINS.

The Conversation Africa The danger of supplementing aid to Africa with weapons

Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.

The Conversation Africa What's happening inside the ANC, not parliament, is key to why Zuma prevails

Unless parliament passes a motion of no confidence in him, Zuma's future depends on whether he's weakened in the ANC. By STEVEN FRIEDMAN.

The Conversation Africa The African middle class matters: but not for the reasons commonly put forward

We should be wary of simplified and sweeping explanations about the scope for potential social and political reforms the middle classes can promote. By HENNING MELBER.

The Conversation Africa Pros and cons of the three women running for SA's presidency

All three female contenders for the presidency have strong liberation struggle credentials and have also contributed to democracy. But, are they up to to the job? By AMANDA GOUWS.

The Conversation Africa War of attrition against President 'Zupta' is in full swing

The huge hype ahead of the vote of no confidence in President Zuma made the result anti-climactic. By KEITH GOTTSCHALK.

The Conversation Africa Lessons from South Africa: parliamentary conscience and the courage to rebel

The motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma showcased tension at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. By ROGER SOUTHALL. would like to send you push notifications.
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