Submitted by futurefact finds on 10th October 2016
Life in South Africa can be likened to a roller-coaster ride. We go from despair to elation. Small things can make us really happy and excited and it takes a lot of big, bad things to get us down – that is why we are still here! We are a resilient lot. So, what are some of the good things about living in South Africa and what do we really value?
Submitted by futurefact finds on 7th April 2016
The government has confirmed that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s will stand down as African Union chairperson in July. She along with Cyril Ramaphosa and Baleka Mbete (and possibly Gwede Mantashe) have been mooted as the main candidates to take over from President Zuma when he moves on.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 4th April 2016
(First published in The Media April 2016)
Race, as we all know, is a sensitive issue to deal with even in research terms – with some feeling it is a concept that should be relegated to the annals of the past, and others that it cannot be consigned to the dustbin as it is has huge relevance on a number of fronts, not least of which is the commercial space. An offshoot of this debate is that many feel there are several other variables that can be used in lieu of race as obviously the colour of skin is not the critical defining feature.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 21st March 2016
When Jacob Zuma replaced Thabo Mbeki as President of South Africa in 2009, 80% of South Africans had confidence in him. He had a confidence score of 258 overall and even among white South Africans Jacob Zuma had a score of 47. He appeared to be an asset to the ANC and it seemed, to the country.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 14th March 2016
(City Press published the portion of this article relating to student attitudes on Sunday 13 March 2016)
As is widely acknowledged, the idea of South Africa as the Rainbow Nation, “united in diversity”, was part of our ‘miracle’ transformation to a non-racial, democratic nation.