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Judith February

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Judith February is based at the Institute for Security Studies and is also a Visiting Fellow at the Wits School of Governance. Prior to that she was executive director of the Human Sciences Research Council's democracy and governance unit and also head of the Institute for Democracy in Africa's South African governance programme for 12 years.

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[OPINION] Silence a luxury in these times

As Judith February decries a week in South Africa that has seen load shedding return, Jacob Zuma seeking to have the corruption charges against him quashed and Julius Malema's violent rhetoric, she says that citizens should speak up and defend democracy.

[OPINION] The need for silent reflection

Judith February says the speed of our responses to issues in our society often means we abandon facts and research in favour of the emotion of the moment.