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Decriminalising prostitution – the answer to our country’s problematic pandemic?

On August 4, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Decriminalising prostitution – the answer to our country’s problematic pandemic? In April, a journalist published an article “My night in a Durban North brothel” as part of an investigation into the lives of prostitutes. At the International AIDS Conference held in Durban in July, great focus was placed on whether…

Municipal elections: Do the eNCA’s polls demonstrate dramatic change for South Africa?

On July 21, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,,

This year’s municipal elections in South Africa have generated the greatest interest and controversy to date, long before the polls have been opened. For more information on these issues, you can read our previous blog. The Constitutional Court ruled on 14 June 2016, that elections will go ahead on 3…

Transgenderism: conversations, conformity and inner conflict…

On July 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

An article in the 30 May 2016 issue of Time magazine’s European edition, on the “Battle of the bathroom – why the fight for transgender rights has moved into the most intimate of public spaces”, has brought this seemingly “USA local issue” onto the global stage. In the USA, bills…

Brexit: What are the implications for SA & how should we position ourselves?

On July 1, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Last week the British people voted by a small margin to exit the European Union (EU) – now commonly known as the “Brexit”. This momentous event created uncertainty, debates and speculation internationally, including in South Africa. In the post-World War era EU member states pursued closer integration and co-operation, with…

Youth Day 2016: What courage means for change

On June 15, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Commemorating 40 years On 16 June 2016, we commemorate 40 years since the Soweto Uprising. Youth Day serves to remind us South Africans of the importance of the youth and the impact the youth has had and still has on various aspects of our society. What the youth fought for on that…

The deadly consequences of depression.

On May 26, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

It has been reported that a woman in her 20’s, who was sexually abused as a child, was allowed to be euthanised in Netherlands last year. Statistics from the 2015 Netherlands euthanasia report indicate that from the staggering 5 561 reported euthanasia deaths in 2015, 56 were due to psychiatric reasons….

Empty purses, clenched fists and the hands that help

On May 13, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

Unemployment and industrial action in SA The most recent statistics from the first quarter of 2016 show that South Africa’s official unemployment rate reached its highest levels (at 26.7%) since the financial crisis in 2008. This new pinnacle follows from 355 000 net job losses compared to the same time last year. South…

A Matter of Life and Death

On May 5, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

A story that has made headlines the past week is that of a young mother, who not only tried to commit suicide, but who also assisted her 9-year-old son in trying to do so. Both attempts failed. It is reported that the child suffered from depression, however you have to…

Freedom is having a choice, but what will we do with it..?

On April 26, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Tomorrow, our country commemorates Freedom Day, which marks the emancipation of our country and its people. On this day, in 1994, our country held its first democratic elections, following a lifelong struggle for many to obtain the freedoms long regarded as inherent to all human beings. As we celebrate this…

Our fearless Chief Justice

On April 19, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was appointed by President Zuma in 2011 under great scrutiny. Even DA leader, Helen Zille, was among the critics. After attending the JSC (Judicial Service Commission) hearing during February this year, held in Cape Town, she admitted “I was wrong”. She described our Chief Justice as “a…