Category Archives: Politics, philosophy and other perspectives

Here are some perspectives from the media on happenings in and around Southern Africa, which have caught my attention.

Political Comment: Max du Preez on racism.

Make yourself a hostage to a racist past and you can budget for a racist future (My Tuesday column) Perhaps we’ll look back one day and say the one positive thing that Julius Malema did was to give black South … Continue reading

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Political commentary on “Church and State”

CHURCH AND STATE By Dave Steward, Executive Director of the FW de Klerk Foundation No doubt to the alarm of his minders and keepers, President Zuma deviated from the prepared text of his speech yesterday to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church … Continue reading

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Political comment: Economic freedom fighters

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS – AN INCONSEQUENTIAL INTERPRETATION  Adv Johan Kruger, Director: Centre for Constitutional Rights The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was established earlier this year by ousted African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader, Julius Malema and others with the objective of “pursuing … Continue reading

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Caveat and handle with care

Read the following publication: “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” in the Journal of Medical Ethics and see how the killing of new-born babies is promoted. This is very scary and shows, what seemingly sane and rational people can argue for if … Continue reading

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Political Commentary: Chief Justice Mogoeng’s speech

CHIEF JUSTICE MOGOENG’S OATH OF OFFICE AND HIS SPEECH OF 6 JULY ADVOCATING FOR TRANSFORMATION The Centre for Constitutional Rights is deeply concerned about some of the comments made by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Advocates for Transformation‘s Annual General Meeting on … Continue reading

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Commentary on Worker’s Day

WORKERS’ DAY: NO CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION Dave Steward – Executive Director A significant majority of South Africans – and most of our youth – will have very little to celebrate on Workers’ Day.  They do not have jobs – and … Continue reading

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Africa migration

This might surprise you. 63% of Africa’s diaspora lives IN Africa. Do not underestimate regional migration.

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Why I’m resigning from the JSC – Izak Smuts

Advocate says his understanding of constitutional values is far removed from majority of his fellow commissioners. Read his explanation in Politicsweb this morning:  “I am committed to the foundational values of the South African constitution, including those of human dignity, … Continue reading

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Critique: A democratic duty?

A DUTY TO CRITICISE GOVERNMENT IN A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY Adv Johan Kruger, Director: Centre for Constitutional Rights We live in a constitutional democracy where power is at all times limited by the Constitution, where government is subject to accountability, responsiveness … Continue reading

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Nicht mehr wie frueher…

Es ist unsere Welt – und ist doch eine andere. Blickwinkel von aussen auf unsere Welt sagen viel aus, auch ueber den Beobachter – aber dennoch ist es erhellend, wie andere uns, unser Reden und unsere Welt beobachten. Hier ein … Continue reading

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