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WEBINAR: ‘Enhancing the performance of SOEs by getting the governance right’

Join us on the 29th September from 14:00 – 16:00 with speakers Mr Ashraf Kariem, Chief Sector Expert Economy, National Planning Commission, Prof Lukas Muntingh, Africa Criminal Justice Reform (ACJR) Project Coordinator, UWC and Dr Simo Lushaba, Institute of Directors South Africa as we discuss the State of our SOE’s. Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_9UHFIkRATvSzI0aogLkixw

CADRE DEPLOYMENT Building or Breaking a Capable State?

Since coming to power in 1994 the ANC has implemented a policy of ‘cadre deployment’, in terms of which senior positions in government departments, state-owned enterprises, and the security forces have been filled, as far as possible, by people who are either ANC members or, at least, loyal to its political agenda. This was, arguably, […]

Electoral Reform: Do we need to change the way we vote? 20.09.19

This roundtable took place at the Sun Square Hotel, Gardens, Cape Town, on 20 September. The speakers were Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Prof Steven Friedman, and Ms Farai Savanhu of My Vote Counts. 43 people attended. Dr Ramphele argued that, although proportional representation systems were good at boosting trust in legislative institutions, there were signs in […]

BP 473: A Basic Income Grant: Do we need it?

Section 27 of the Bill of Rights asserts that
“Everyone has the right to have access to social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependants, appropriate social assistance, and the state must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.”1