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BLACK IS BLACK AND WHITE IS WHITE... OR IS IT IN THE MIDDLE CLASS?

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”.

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Integrity NOT Corruption

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.

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Agang (Build SA)

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.

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Corruption: Fighting Back

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe’s announcement that the “rotten apples” in our public service will be named and shamed is likely to be well received by the public these individuals are meant to be serving. He announced: “In the next few days we will be publishing the names of people who have been convicted in cases of corruption and all those whose assets have either been frozen or have been forfeited to the state”.