Ficksburg

SA trapped in inequality, poverty and injustice

The brutal murder of Andries Tatane by police during a protest against lack of access to water in Ficksburg is symbolic of the inequality, poverty and injustice that continues to haunt most people living in South Africa today.

Written by Gavin Silber and Mandla Majola

The brutal murder of Andries Tatane by police during a protest against lack of access to water in Ficksburg is symbolic of the inequality, poverty and injustice that continues to haunt most people living in South Africa today.

Tatane's death has hit a nerve. It has illustrated once again that South Africans are becoming increasingly aggravated and disheartened by the slow pace of delivery to historically disadvantaged communities.

What price for power? Events in Ficksburg and elsewhere show that SA cannot be considered immune to the vicious succession battles seen in North Africa, Ivory Coast

Professor Jonathan Jansen (pic courtesy Timeslive)
What is the meaning of Ficksburg? I did not see the question coming. In a lecture to senior students at a UK university last week, the final query was this: if and when the ANC eventually loses the national elections, would they voluntarily relinquish power?

Written by Jonathan Jansen

What is the meaning of Ficksburg? I did not see the question coming.

In a lecture to senior students at a UK university last week, the final query was this: if and when the ANC eventually loses the national elections, would they voluntarily relinquish power?

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