YOUR SUBMISSIONS

2020 - 2022

MAY THE REAL PROFESSOR PLEASE STAND UP?
Kgothatso Shai & Vusi Gumede
26 October 2022


The Zambia Qualifications Authority has confronted an issue that many countries avoid. The Authority has issued a directive that honorary degrees must be listed as awards and honours because honorary degrees are not qualifications. In addition, the Zambia Qualifications Authority has instructed that “h.c” (for honoris causa) must be appended next to the Dr (Doctor) title whenever a Dr is used, if it is an honorary doctorate.

    Policy tihnking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.

    CONFRONTING STRUCTURAL RISK AND VULNERABILITY IN SOUTH AFRICA 
    Zukiswa Mqolomba

    Social unrest, violence and looting in various parts of Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal during July 2021 have shown the need for transformative social protection, as social grants are now no longer enough to appease the poor.

    Policy tihnking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.

    THINKING BACK TO THE FUTURE

    Eddy Maloka

    I have been trying to think back and count the number of Hollywood movies I have watched in my life with a plot based on an epidemic of the scale of COVID19, and a lone American hero rushing against time to save helpless humanity from an impending dystopic outcome.

    Policy tihnking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.

    Voice of the Voiceless, Soon the Poor to be Blamed for Covid-19?

    Hadebe Hadebe

    THERE is eagerness from the rich and middle classes to overburden the poor. The outrage about people who behaved as if “it was business usual” is greatly confusing. Are the rich and middle classes really concerned about lives of the poor, or are they worried that poor will infect them all of a sudden?

    Policy tihnking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.

    PUTTING AFRICA BACK INTO AFRICAN EDUCATION

    Asanda Fotoyi

    Let’s start by stating the obvious: The African renaissance is a progressive vision for Africa and the future of its children. What is less obvious is how our school curriculum reflects the values intrinsic to this agenda.

    Policy tihnking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.

    2019

    Ramaphosa, Gordhan and the New Contours of ANC Power Contestations

    Dumisani Tembe

    The emerging power dynamics within the ANC, are not meant to get rid of president Ramaphosa, at least not for now, nor at the next National General Council (NGC) meeting. Rather, the strategy is to politically muscle him to take decisions in favour of the emerging political nexus of David Mabuza; Paul Mashatile; and possibly Gwede Mantashe as well.

    Policy tihnking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.

    Policy tHINking needed as much as policy coordination

    TK Pooe & Vusi Gumede

    There is no doubt that policy coordination has been weak. Policy thinking too has been found wanting. This challenge was very glaring in the Zuma administration. It is clear, at least judging by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s June 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA), that it is not only policy coordination that must be improved but also more critically policy thinking is urgently needed.



    2018

    Samir Amin’s last letter

    By Samir Amin

    Dear Comrades, Dear Activists, Dear Workers, Globalised capitalism, which has entered its decadent phase, is combining a quasi-totalitarian political and economic power with an increasing aggressiveness that is worrisome in bringing about the risk of widespread war.

    Old and new challenges for the States, the Nations and the Peoples of Africa

    By Samir Amin

    The 1955 Conference of Bandung declared the will of the Asian and African nations to reconquer their sovereignty and complete their independence through a process of authentic independent and consistent development to the benefit of all labouring classes.

    Thomas Isadore Sankara 30 Years On: Reincarnation of the Spirit that Refuses to Die

    By Moorosi Leshoele (PhD student on Thomas Sankara & Burkina Faso)

    On the 12th of October 2017 I embarked on a 14 hour trip from Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport, to Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso’s capital city). The purpose of the trip was to collect data for my doctoral studies which I enrolled for with the University of South Africa in Pretoria.

    2017

    South African hip-hop music: reflections on youth culture and socio-politics

    Gcino Mlaba

    “… And since we all came from a woman Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman I wonder why we take from our women Why we rape our women — do we hate our women? I think it's time to kill for our women Time to heal our women, be real to our women And if we don't we'll have a race of babies That will hate the ladies that make the babies And

    Riding against the Tide? Continental Free Trade Area and the future of Regional Integration in Africa

    Samuel O Oloruntoba and Christopher C Nshimbi

    At a time when the ultra-conservative elements in Europe and the United States of America are sounding the death kernel of a liberal international order

    PRE-2016

    Transformation will not be realised without correction of past injustices in Azania

    Moorosi Leshoele Researcher & PhD Candidate, TMALI/UNISA

    Reconciliation, justice, and social cohesion are some of the buzz words that have been peddled in post-apartheid South Africa.

    Beyond the Compromise: Crafting new Visions and Practices of Freedom

    Patricia McFadden

    A conference on the 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa in November 2014, convened by the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute & Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection

    Uprisings, but not Reawakenings

    The African Renaissance was meant to visualise space for people to determine their own destiny. By this yardstick it has failed, writes Thabo Mbeki The Sunday Independent, 5 July 2015

    The year 2011 began with popular uprisings in the Arab world that started in the African Maghreb and Egypt.