[BOOK EXTRACT] Turning and turning: tackling symbols of black pain
Judith February looks at debates around statues and artefacts which symbolise institutionalised racism.
[OPINION] The South African state’s lack of care
Judith February says at the heart of our society lies a lack of accountability defined by a disdain by those in power for the people they are meant to serve.
[OPINION] Dismantling the state (capture) that Zuma built
Judith February says it will be a lengthy and costly process to find out just how deep the state capture rot is and what the detritus is that former President Zuma has left behind.
[OPINION] Unholy alliance to no good end
Judith February says that the unholy alliance between the ANC, EFF and UDM that led to the removal of the DA's Athol Trollip as mayor will see the citizens of Nelson Mandela Bay suffer further at the hands of an inept government.
[BOOK EXTRACT] Turning and turning, the arms deal
In 'Turning and turning', Judith February looks at her Idasa years and the issues tackled, which included work on the arms deal.
[OPINION] The judiciary is the next frontier for land reform
Judith February says the Ramaphosa-led government has erred in limiting the land debate to a ‘do-or-die’ amendment of the Constitution.
[BOOK EXTRACT] Turning and turning
'Turning and turning' is a snapshot of Judith February's years as an analyst and governance specialist at the Institute for Democracy in South Africa and the issues tackled.
[OPINION] The messy politics linked to land reform
Judith February says Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on land expropriation may represent a terrible misstep with regards to a basic constitutional issue - the question of public participation.
[OPINION] The ANC must act against reprobates within its ranks
Judith February aks how it's possible that someone like Qedani Mahlangu finds herself not in the political wilderness, but rather elevated to lead in the ANC's PEC.
[OPINION] Grappling with Madiba’s legacy
Judith February says we have come to sentimentalise Mandela the man and often forget that Mandela the leader was a complex man, a thinker, a pragmatist, a reconciler and a bridge-builder.
[OPINION] The real legacy of Nelson Mandela
Judith February says as we ponder Madiba’s legacy, we know it was as imperfect as he himself would have admitted it to be.
[OPINION] Ramaphosa must steer debate on SA’s future
Judith February says that as president, Cyril Ramaphosa is in a unique position to raise the level of debate and see above the weeds the rest of us are wrestling in.
[OPINION] ANC a far cry from founders' ideals
Judith February contrasts the values and ideals of the ANC's founders with the current state of the party and wonders if it will regain the ideals of its founders.
[OPINION] Surely there are better ways to tackle the issue of race?
Judith February says the Ashwin Willemse/SuperSport incident has again shown how quickly we jump to conclusions in this topsy-turvy country of ours and how confusing our conversations about race can sometimes be.
[OPINION] Cape Town International Airport, what's in a name?
Judith February says naming and renaming can be controversial and bring out the ugliest impulses in a society, as we know only too well here in South Africa.
[OPINION] Tackling the crisis in local government
Judith February says the challenges within communities reflect a toxic mixture of poor governance, which, in turn, is a reflection of the dysfunction within the ANC.
[OPINION] Land reform in SA, between a rock and a hard place
Judith February says that while the ANC cogitates, citizens are agitating and land has now become a proxy for all manner of socio-economic delivery issues.
[OPINION] Down the rabbit hole for the DA in Cape Town
Judith February says what is playing out in the City of Cape Town is a symptom of a deeper malaise and of a party which has lost its way pretty quickly.