Opinion

Political advisors must stay away from tenders

The authors argue that the recent findings by the Public Protector on the Western Cape Communications tender are not a storm in a teacup.

Fatima Hassan and Greg Solik - 27 June 2012

SA Inc and the search for a real alternative

South Africa Inc is a “fronting” exercise in which the people of the country are the hapless stooges giving credibility to a governing elite.

Terry Bell - 27 June 2012

The Role of White Youth in South Africa’s Struggle Movements

This is a speech given by Doron Isaacs, director of Equal Education, at an Ndifuna Ukwazi seminar on 16 June.

Doron Isaacs - 20 June 2012

Brother, I do not want to bury you. Get treated.

Leo Mbobi tells of his struggle to get his ill brother treated for HIV.

Leo Mbobi - 20 June 2012

Documentary shows Sonke’s struggle

Marcus Low reviews a new documentary about the work of Sonke Gender Justice, You Can't Just Fold Your Arms.

Marcus Low - 20 June 2012

Witnessing the difference between a South African and US school

The right to education will not be realised as long as there is such massive inequality between schools across the world.

Morgan Dzakowic - 20 June 2012

COSATU, Zille, Apartheid and the Youth Wage Subsidy

COSATU is facing an unprecedented onslaught. Is the federation, as Helen Zille claims, ‘the main roadblock in the road to job creation and redress’? And would ‘lowering the cost of employment’ be the ‘biggest single step towards solving the unemployment problem’?

Ilan Strauss and Doron Isaacs - 12 June 2012

Dignity, free speech and art

President Zuma and the ANC are very upset by Brett Murray's painting. The painting is on display in the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. It depicts the President as Lenin, which has not caused much controversy. But it also depicts the President's genitals, and this has caused a furore. The SACP has called it sadistic. The president is trying to get the South Gauteng High Court to compel the gallery to remove the artwork.

GroundUp Editor - 21 May 2012

Why Jim Kim’s Critics are Wrong

Lant Pritchett—a Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School—has been leading a campaign against the election of Jim Kim to the World Bank presidency. While he isn’t the only critic of Dr. Kim’s nomination, he is among the most vocal, prominent and well known. Though his views are his own, many of them have been amplified and echoed by other leading development economists like William Easterly at New York University and several people associated with the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.

Gregg Gonsalves - 18 April 2012