South Africans take stock as country celebrates Freedom Day

Dirk Kotze, University of South Africa More than any other public holiday, South Africa’s Freedom Day serves as a symbol of how far the country has come since its historic elections in 1994. The country’s peaceful, negotiated transition from an apartheid past earned it international acclaim. It represented the new values of inclusive politics, reconciliation …

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Why South Africa should gird itself for tumultuous times

Dirk Kotze, University of South Africa South African President Jacob Zuma’s latest cabinet reshuffle in the Ministry of Finance is arguably the most controversial of all his executive decisions. It is the seventh cabinet reshuffle since he became president in 2009 and the third since 2014. Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki only reshuffled their …

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