IN 2003, John Githongo , Kenya’s corruption buster, summoned up the courage to advise President Mwai Kibaki of the most important weapon to fight corruption.
THE drama of the past weeks have drawn much attention towards the Economic Freedom Fighters. But, actually, they are not the mainstay of the opposition, the DA is.
IN HIS article, “Dispelling Israel’s myths” (DD, 18 August), Ran Greenstein mentions Gaza in his first paragraph, makes no mention of the Hamas charter and gives a misleading implied reference to Gaza when he writes about Palestinians “fighting for national liberation”.
MUCH argument over South African democracy revolves around the electoral dominance of the ANC, its repeated re-election as ruling party.
THE past few months have been an embarrassing precursor to Women’s Month for the Eastern Cape government. The province has recently been rocked by a plethora of scandals relating to sexism and nepotism which have left women at the receiving end of callous maltreatment and abuse.
ALARMINGLY the question being increasingly asked is whether democracy has failed in Africa. Or similarly, whether democracy is unworkable or perhaps not suitable for Africa.
WOMEN’S Month would not be complete without a critical look at the supposed vanguard of women’s struggles, the ANC Women’s League.
IN MODERN democracies most people accept that there must be leadership. However, in this era, meanings of leadership and the quality of leaders is an issue with which most societies grapple.