institutions of democracy

Rule by middle finger is bad for SA

I WISH this column were not about the depressing newsmakers of our time: the Guptas, Jacob Zuma, the ANC, Gwede Mantashe, rampant corruption, state capture, political arrogance, political duplicity and all the related themes, including the shocking denial by South Africa’s leaders of the negative impact of their conduct on our country’s reputation.  But keeping [...]

2016-03-23T07:52:23+02:00March 23rd, 2016|

The state must win back people’s trust

I’M TOLD that governments all over the world have always lacked sufficient quantities of the same commodity: the trust of their citizens.  This may be so, but I also believe that some governments are more trusted by their citizens than others because they work hard to earn this trust. They work hard to earn their [...]

2015-10-14T10:19:58+02:00October 14th, 2015|
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