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Calling for a tax revolt is immoral

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Helen Zille, the previous leader of the Democratic Alliance, South Africa's largest opposition party, provoked a social media storm when she threatened to initiate a "tax revolt" if the country's corruption history wasn't timely tackled. Paulina French investi... More »

Why not registering to vote is bad for democracy

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Many South Africans have decided not to register to vote in the upcoming national elections. Anthony Egan SJ begs us to reconsider our decision to register — while we still can — and honour “the memory of those who suffered and sometimes died for what we have ... More »

Education in South Africa — a persisting divide

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For South African parents the new school year, inevitably, brings a hike in school fees, that will place even more strain on their already limited finances and increase the inequality gap. Paulina French looks at school fees, 2018 Matric results and the Presid... More »

You can’t fight violence with violence

by (~6 min read)

The concept of restorative justice can seem fable-like to many. A kind of wishful thinking that begs for a dose of reality. Mike Batley looks at epidemic levels of violence in South Africa. He argues that much of the research into the subject leads to the conc... More »

Get the picture, tell the story

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We rely more and more on pictures to tell the story. A text is often seen as superfluous and too heady. You’re also unlikely to get anyone to read anything you write unless it is accompanied by a pretty picture. Think about it, what got you to click on this ar... More »

A refugee woman’s pursuit of happiness

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Women bear more than their fair share of the burdens left by the violent conflicts existing across Africa. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya recently visited a women’s shelter run by religious sisters near the Zimbabwe-South Africa border. There, he spoke to women trying... More »

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