The City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate is offering about 9 000 qualifying tenants who are living in Council-owned rental properties the opportunity to purchase their units and to become property owners. These properties include free-standing and semi-detached houses, terraced or row houses and maisonettes that are located across the city in areas such […]
Name changes are essential, but they are just the start
Mikhail Petersen  May 7 2019
There has been much controversy and public debate around the topic of the re-naming of roads, buildings and streets in South Africa. Let me from the start lay out my position on the issue. I believe name changes are crucial to the creation of a truly inclusive and democratic society. Name changes help facilitate an […]
Housing for the poor
Craig Mudaly  Apr 24 2019
The residential environment probably has the most profound impact on human health, behaviour and satisfaction, since this is where people spend the greatest part of their lives, rear children and develop social habits. Although decent shelter is a major human need, the current housing picture contains enormous deficiencies. Millions people live in appalling housing conditions […]
The risk profile for African swine fever is increasing
Karabo Takadi  May 24 2019
The year 2019 came with its own challenges for the local meat producers. First it was the dry conditions during the planting period for summer grains (an important input in meat production) at the end of 2018, which prevented grain producers from planting the intended area. Not long after that, a Foot and Mouth disease […]
How can Africa indigenise capitalism?
Dr Njeri Mwagiru  May 24 2019
Africa has not had the opportunity to engage with the positive aspects or benefits of capitalism. In Africa capitalism has been a negative force, integrating the continent into the international economy in a position of subservience. The real question arises as to how can Africa indigenise capitalism for their benefit, and have ownership of Africacapitalism. […]
What is our plan with youth in parliament?
Kgabo Morifi  May 24 2019
In his seminal work, Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation, American Sociologist, Peter B. Evans, contends that the state has an important role to play in the development of nations. Evans argues that while the bureaucracy requires autonomy from society, a degree of embeddedness is required in order that development can be achieved. The state […]