Category: Development

African voices drowned out at the G20

The mood post the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina is not one of cheerfulness but rather of tension, discomfort and awkwardness. The G20 Summit was set against a backdrop of tumultuous world events preceding it. With the tectonic shifts in global power in the…

All is not well in our schools

There is something politically, socially and morally deeply problematic about our schools, both private and public. Our schools are not only increasingly becoming unsafe spaces for pupils (and teachers) but are also becoming instruments of suppression. Almost on a daily on social media videos surface…

Respect for the media requires honesty

Thinking allowed, veteran journalist, Ryland Fisher, reflected on the threats to journalists. They should not be intimidated, he suggested in his column in the Weekend Argus, 24 November 2018, titled: “Journalists are guardians of democracy; they must not be intimidated.” It is easy to agree with…