Tag Archives: IFP

THE FALLACY OF THE NOTION OF ‘PREVIOUSLY DISADVANTAGED’!!

The term ‘previously disadvantaged’ is often thrown around without discrimination in ‘post’-Apartheid South Africa to describe black South Africans (hereinafter referred to as ‘blacks’) in the new constitutional dispensation. This is highly problematic in that it presupposes that the dismal

OPERATION ALIAS STILSTAND & THUNDERSTORM CRIPPLED THE PEOPLES PARTY!!!

On the morning of Tuesday 25 May 1993 – thirty years since the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – the homes and offices of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania were raided and

WHERE IS OPEN DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY?

Recently the Institute For Security Studies And The Nelson Mandela Foundation invited me to a colloquium discussing the topic “Where is open democracy in South Africa today?” This colloquium was held in Cape Town on 4th November 2014. Unfortunately I

REFLECTIONS ON THE 2014 STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS!!

I watched the parliamentary debate on 17 February after many years of not watching that circus. I watched because I wanted to listen to the responses to President Jacob Zuma’s porous state of the (ANC) nation address taking into consideration

ANALYSIS OF THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Landscape is the artistic architecture of natural scenery. Politics is a natural phenomenon which has observable structure and form. It is the duty of every citizen to study and observe complex composition of political elements and their combinations in society. In