Submitted by futurefact on 18th February 2014
Our media has a long history of activism and reporting on things that our various governments would prefer to conceal. Freedom of speech and a free press are enshrined in our constitution and South Africans have a tendency to take this privilege for granted. But we are one of few countries on this and other continents where the media enjoys this degree of freedom and it is why there has been such indignation over the government’s attempts to pass the so called “Secrecy Bill”.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 24th October 2013
Two neighbours in the same middle-class suburb: one family black, the other white. A recent article by Leon Schreiber carried by Politicsweb suggests that even though these families would have a great deal in common in terms of lifestyle, interests and needs: “the odds are that racialised thinking would convince both families that they actually have very little in common. A black family might assume that the whites have more in common with rich white industrialists living on an exclusive estate, while the white family might assume that the blacks have more in common with impoverished black people living in a township on the outskirts of town”.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 2nd April 2013
Integrity (honour, honesty, goodness, virtue, righteousness, uprightness and incorruptibility).
Integrity invokes sentiments reminiscent of 1994 and the birth of our new democracy – a time when we believed that the ANC would be the good guys, continue to maintain the moral high-ground and live up to the ideals of The Freedom Charter and The Constitution of South Africa.
Submitted by Jos Kuper on 12th March 2013
Dr Mamphela Ramphele has announced her entry into the political arena and intention to contest the 2014 general elections.
In her speech on February 18 at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, Ramphele raised many issues where she felt that South Africa was falling well short of its potential and where the government was failing its people.
If one looks at a futurefact survey that earlier questioned South Africans about their views on many of the issues she raised, one finds a lot of overlap.
Submitted by futurefact finds on 3rd March 2013
Mamphela Ramphele has announced her entry to the political arena and intention to contest the 2014 elections. In her speech at Constitution Hill on 18 February, she raised many issues where she felt that South Africa was falling well short of its potential and where the government was failing the people.