INDEED, in more recent years, the sudden mention of the words “civil society organisations” (CSOs) into the everyday discourse and narrative of development, politics, government circles or donor priorities, is noisesome, like the rush of air as it feels a vacuum. ...Read more Comments Off on Who owns civil society?
LESS than a month after the August 1, 2018 Kgalema Motlanthe Commission of Inquiry found that Zimbabwe’s “use of live ammunition directed at people, especially when they were fleeing, was clearly unjustified and disproportionate”, as many unarmed civilians died on January 14 this year from the unjustified and disproportionate use of force. ...Read more Comments Off on Talk, about talking, for talks
Possibly irked, shamed and indeed if not embarrassed, then certainly disconcerted by the slow growth of the South African economy over the years when compared to other BRICS countries, Professor Vusi Gumede, writing in the Mail&Guardian issue of November 23, 2012, felt that “the cause (of poor economic performance)is to be found in poor policies and delayed policy reforms”. ...Read more Comments Off on Confine Cabinet to policymaking