Tuesday, July 14, 2020

ConCourt Ruling Heralds Changes to South Africa’s Electoral System

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Ultimately, it took Chantal Revell, a descendant of the Khoi and San royalty, to initiate a change in South Africa’s electoral system. This has...
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IEC Welcomes ConCourt Ruling that Independents Can Stand for Election

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The Independent Electoral Commission has welcomed today's judgment by the Constitutional Court declaring parts of the Electoral Act unconstitutional, notably regarding the law that...
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Lifting of Alcohol Ban Has Led to Spike in Murders and...

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The lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol since the beginning of lockdown level 3 in June has ushered in a surge...
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PHOTOS: EFF-Led Protests Outside the US Embassy in Pretoria

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On Monday (7 June), members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria (as well as at consulates in...
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Gus Silber: Three Athletes on a Podium… Then and Now

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This is one of the most iconic images in sporting history. It was shot by John Dominis, for Life magazine, during the medal ceremony...

Covid-19: Why is Important Data Being Kept Secret?

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Government’s lack of transparency means analysts cannot evaluate whether a strategy is working... writes Alex van den Heever on GroundUp. The response required to address the...
South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and German chancellor Angela Merkel have shown good leadership in the fight against COVID-19. GCIS

What Sets Good and Bad Leaders Apart in the Coronavirus Era

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Crises bring out the the best and worst of politicians and populations. Folly, fear and fortitude are on display everywhere. In the main, democracies...
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Former Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba Lashes Out At ANC for ‘Looting’...

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Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has lashed out at the ANC for "looting the public purse" since the party came into leadership. Mashaba said...
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Urgent Intervention Requested at “Horror” Durban Quarantine Facility

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An urgent intervention and investigation of a Durban quarantine facility is being sought by both the DA and AfriForum to resolve what the opposition...

South Africa’s Lockdown: A Great Start, But Then a Misreading of...

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South Africa’s government is proud that its response to Covid-19 relies on science. It might be prouder if it was also guided by knowledge...
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