The 25 year-democratic journey has been a roller-coaster ride for South Africans. While the current government has achieved a lot in a bid to reverse the legacy of the apartheid system, many are worried about corruption in the public sector and sluggish economic growth.
This week we focus on the history of the Freedom Front Plus (FF+), a minority Afrikaner party that shook South Africa’s political landscape during the May 8 elections.
South Africa’s education system has had profound changes since the advent of democracy. But it’s still riddled with dismal learner outcomes in poor schools, which some believe, continues to perpetuate apartheid-era patterns of labour market inequality.
This week we reflect on democratic South Africa’s bold step to become a founding member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), thus opening up the young democracy’s economy to international prices and competition.
Calls for a change in South Africa’s electoral system have re-emerged. Corruption and a lack of accountability by public officials are some of the reasons for this.