The concept of The Quantified Child, borrowed from the quantified self, takes a holistic view of all the child-related metrics. The child super-ministry will track the status of each child across areas such as health, education, sports, and general well-being, using the latest digital tools.
NGOs attract skilled individuals committed to progressive causes at great personal sacrifice. Furthermore, NGOs serve to incubate future leaders... In our broken, grotesquely unequal and multiply wounded society these NGOs have been the glue that enormously contributes to our society’s continued integrity and survival, and provide much needed hope.
By excluding communal land from the current expropriation without compensation deliberations, the ANC not only entered into an elite pact with traditional leaders, but also agreed to the effective continuation of bantustan boundaries. It’s a decision that fails the constitutionally guaranteed national commitment to land reform, restitution and equitable access to land – and leaves some 18-million rural South African residents without the security of tenure set out in Section 25(6) of the Constitution.
ZIMBABWE ELECTIONS: Opposition leader Chamisa threatens to camp at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission offices
MDC Alliance protesters don’t trust Zimbabwe’s electoral body, want to keep a close eye on the printing and storage of ballot papers and examine the voters’ roll in the run-up to the Zimbabwe election.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is off this week on his first state visits since taking office – to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – with a stopover in Nigeria, travelling in a chartered South African Airways Boeing big enough for two suburban ANC branches. It costs millions, but for now it’s probably the best of the bad choices – and he tagged along some hacks as well. Earlier this month, our correspondent flew back with the President from Mauritania after the African Union summit.
One of the small joys of the political reporting beat in South Africa is to watch people move through the ranks, and how they so often have the same relationship with you once they attain high office. Not everyone is like this of course, but some are so democratically minded they don’t look down upon you when they reach high office. David Makhura, the Premier of Gauteng, is one such person.
Coalition partners supporting DA mayors in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwane spoke on Wednesday about the virtues of multi-party rule ahead of the 2019 elections. Cope's Mosiuoa Lekota used the platform to call for the establishment of refugee camps.