#FeesMustFall @ 5: Reflections on Five Years of Struggle
Posted on October 22, 2020
Over the past five years the conversation of, and on, fallism has largely centred on fees, yet the original movement went well beyond financial issues.
#UPWomen: ‘Women are here to disrupt the order of this world’ – UP SRC deputy secretary
Posted on August 01, 2020
“August is our month in South Africa – as women we need to understand that we are here to build empires and legacies, sit at the table and fix the world’s crises, create new literature that resonates with our voices, and dismantle systems that have continued to suppress and...
EXPERT OPINION: Fostering global peace and social cohesion on International Day of Friendship
Posted on July 30, 2020
“Service above self” is the motto of the humanitarian organisation Rotary International. Committed to providing community service to others, the Rotarians promote integrity while advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace.
Trust in political parties is being tested as COVID-19 infection rates surge, say UP Political Sciences experts
Posted on July 30, 2020
The pandemic has already raised necessary questions around the integrity of the election and the IEC’s readiness to hold it. What is also important, however, is how political parties and, since this is a local government election, independent candidates will use this experience to shape...
'COVID-19 is an extraordinary opportunity to turn the economic soil inside out' - UP academic on how government has a chance to rebalance livelihoods in SA
Posted on April 23, 2020
Among the many extraordinary moments in the ANC’s long history was the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and the liberation of South Africa in 1994. The first occasion signalled the final dash towards freedom, while the second created the possibility of transforming the state from a slave...
ANALYSIS: COVID-19: Can China’s ‘soft power’ propel it to world leadership?
Posted on April 02, 2020
Soft power is generally deployed when countries are inspired by certain values and the civilisation of another nation to the point that they are moved to emulate such standards, offers retired lawyer and political thinker Lam Pin Foo.
ANALYSIS: Probe into the death of UN boss 60 years ago needs South Africa’s help
Posted on February 27, 2020
Democratic South Africa has skeletons in the closet that it needs to address. One of these is the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), in a plane crash shortly after midnight on 17 to 18 September 1961. The plane went down as it approached Ndola, a mining...
DAAD SHORT-TERM RESEARCH VISIT TO PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITY MARBURG, GERMANY
Posted on June 20, 2019
Marlie Holtzhausen is a PhD student in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. Ms Holtzhausen’s research asks how Relational and Human Economy Approaches can inform and guide innovative ways of understanding and addressing poverty and inequality in South Africa....