Eviction Convictions: Property Rights versus Human Rights

Eviction Convictions: Property Rights versus Human Rights

In Cape Town, South Africa, there has recently been an outbreak of riots, and the very first thing that most news sources would tell you about was the violence. Oh, the violence, so bad, so terrible. And yes, violence is absolutely awful, and should always be a last resort. However, thanks to the unilateral narratives [...]

An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

South Africa condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to his traumatised family and community. We salute the thousands of Minneapolis residents who have come out in justified  indignation to demand justice for George Floyd. We are part of those protests in every [...]

More Deadly than Covid-19: The Silent Killer

More Deadly than Covid-19: The Silent Killer

South Africa’s economy is dominated by the minerals-energy complex. This has made a highly concentrated economy; one in which wealth and the power to direct development is held by a very few large corporations. The concentration of economic power in South Africa has led to one of the most unequal economies in the world and [...]

If There Was Ever a Good Time to Get Creative – It’s Now!

If There Was Ever a Good Time to Get Creative – It’s Now!

I came across a slightly heartbreaking post from a writer, teacher, and journalist a few weeks ago, whom I really admire. Living in what I can only imagine being a hard-hit Covid-19 area in the United States, she wrote, in paraphrase, "I wish there was something more to I could do than be a useless [...]

The Debates of the Global Plague Town: A Lose-Lose Situation

The Debates of the Global Plague Town: A Lose-Lose Situation

For the past two months, the majority of countries all around the globe have found themselves in some stage of lockdown or quarantine. Thousands upon thousands of people have lost their lives, loved ones, and livelihoods to the first global pandemic that any living person on the planet today has ever experienced. When this whole [...]