Glenn Ashton, Failure to administer participatory democracy aggravates instability in South Africa

http://sacsis.org.za/site/article/1799

Rebecca Davis, Abortion in South Africa. A conspiracy of silence

The right to freedom of choice in relation to terminating pregnancies is one of the progressive laws enacted after 1994. Continue reading

Mahmood Mamdani, Senseless [and sensible] violence. Mourning the dead at Westgate Mall

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/09/senseless-sensible-violence-mourning-dead-at-westgate-mall-201392563253438882.html

Raymond Suttner, Response to comments on my article in the Mail and Guardian of 27 September 2013

I recently published an article analysing the degeneration of the ANC led tripartite alliance. Continue reading

Gregor Gysi, How serious is germany about its democratic principles

http://portside.org/2013-09-28/how-serious-germany-about-its-democratic-principles

Paul Vallely, Pope Francis-not so much reformer as revolutionary

Personally, I have been cautious on Pope Francis because of his role during the Argentinian junta period and his apparent hostility Continue reading

Carol Paton, What kind of federation will emerge from the Vavi fracas?

http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2013/09/27/what-kind-of-federation-will-emerge-from-the-vavi-fracas