By RANJENI MUNUSAMY Last week’s damning Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla matter found that President Jacob Zuma had “failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution”. Zuma’s acting inconsistently with his constitutional obligations constituted “illegality”, the court said. There is no way this judgment can be ignored as the...
By Maynard Manyowa I rarely blog on matters regarding business practice, as i am neither an expert, nor a scholar in that field. I also avoid writing about my individual personal experiences as i believe these are rarely shared, and contribute little to constructive national discourse and debate. However, an incident...
 By Martin Warburg According to a recent letter from John Kane-Berman of the Institute of Race Relations –“We condemn and outlaw slavery because we don’t think any man should be able to confiscate another man’s labour. But we then introduce measures, such as minimum wage laws, restricting the rights of the...
By RANJENI MUNUSAMY It is not often that the president makes a special address to the nation. On 5 December 2013, President Jacob Zuma stood in the press room at the Union Buildings and he told us our beloved Nelson Mandela had passed on. On Friday night, Zuma was at...
By PIERRE DE VOS President Jacob Zuma has always had a complicated and ambivalent relationship with the truth. His lack of enthusiasm for facts was again on display when he addressed the nation on Friday night after the Constitution Court found that he had breached his constitutional duty to uphold,...
By J BROOKS SPECTOR In thinking about the actions of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, J. BROOKS SPECTOR reflects on the importance of what a chief justice and a top court can do when it does what must be done. In the past few days, there has been a flood of sudden, positive...
By ANDREW IHSAAN GASNOLAR In light of our current economic woes, it would be easy for some South Africans to pretend that patriarchy, racism, misogyny and hatred are issues that are secondary to bread-and-butter issues. However, these issues are interrelated and interconnected and definitely not secondary. We were at this...
By MMUSI MAIMANE It is incredibly important that South Africans do not become desensitised to corruption scandals because, left unchecked, corruption will be our undoing. Simply put, corruption destroys a government’s ability to fulfil its commitment to the people. It threatens the rule of law, it damages a country’s reputation...