The violence that may be our worst enemy


Let there be no doubt at all that South Africans are among the most violent people in the world. In every form of violence, we have among the most shocking statistics in the world, whether it is about murders, rapes, domestic violence, labour strikes, township protests or student unrest. In this regard we are in […]

The social development crisis in the Western Cape


The plight of the homeless in our communities was recently highlighted when ridiculous fines were meted out against them for sleeping on side walks and in public areas. These people are often invisible to the majority of us. According to statistics from the Street People’s Forum, there are almost 8000 homeless people living in the […]

Our response to gang violence must be multi-pronged


On 11 July 2019, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, released a statement announcing that President Cyril Ramaphosa authorized the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to the worst affected crime areas in the province. The announcement was largely met with triumph following extended cries by community activists that the military be deployed […]


Use new technology to address the water crises in SA

Cape Town experienced water shortages in September 2018; the City was forced to introduce measures which would force the residents to use certain litres...


Black on black violence undermines the legacy of Steve Biko

“Bob Marley said how long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside, little did he know that eventually the enemy will stand...


The agriculture sector enters into a technical recession

South African economy avoided technical recession by bouncing back by more than expected in the second quarter of 2019, recovering all the ground lost...