Category: Development

In a different class

I am one of those people who believe that true knowledge comes from observation and not (only) from thinking. Once I had a curious experience in a lift at work and which involved colleagues of mine. On this particular day, I took the lift down…

Celebrating Indian Indenture

After 1994 the divisions in S.A necessitated national reconciliation. It exposed the deep divisions and conflicts between and within the different groups and the incomprehensible contradictions in our society. On Madiba’s return from Robben Island, there was strife, killings and mayhem alongside celebrations for democracy,…

Brazil: A lesson for SA

The backslide of Brazil’s Workers Party, once one of the most admired left-of centre parties in the developing world, into corruption, mismanagement and cronyism, have unleashed a backlash which lifted far right populist leader Jair Bolsonaro into the country’s presidency. Bolsonaro’s election is a warning…