Farm workers who produce our food are most vulnerable to hunger


It is tragic and outrageous that the people who produce the food that we eat in South Africa are most likely to go hungry. Some people think that this issue can only be resolved by redistributing land. Others think that wages must improve. But nobody has really engaged with farm workers themselves about what they […]

Kill Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill: Love is not a crime


Last Thursday, Uganda announced plans to resurrect the infamous “Kill the Gays” bill, possibly within weeks. A version of the bill was first signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni, and then ruled invalid on a technicality by the courts, in 2014. If passed by the parliament, the new bill would impose the death penalty […]

Writing our own stories: Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe


As calls for the decolonisation of knowledge continue to reverberate through the halls of our teaching and learning institutions, one solution is to regale in the hidden histories of South African figures. One such human treasure is Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, whose role in the liberation struggle is widely acknowledged. I am also reminded of the […]


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...


Why formal advocacy is needed in a growing democracy

In the first five months of 2018 a total of 144 service delivery protests were recorded with the Eastern Cape, followed by Gauteng and...


The economics of renewable energy in South Africa

There are controversies and contradictions around energy in South Africa, to a point where the modus operandi of supplying electricity have been highly politicized...