Taalontwikkeling in Suid-Afrika: Die Grondwet waarborg 50%, gemeenskappe dra die res

Taalontwikkeling in Suid-Afrika: Die Grondwet waarborg 50%, gemeenskappe dra die res

Die onlangse UNISA-uitspraak vestig die aandag op twee waarnemings. Die eerste is dat daar tog hoop is vir die voortsetting van akademiese Afrikaans in die openbare universiteitsektor, veral indien afstandsonderrig bly groei, aan die gang gesit deur die sogenaamde “nuwe normaal” wat deur pandemietoestande veroorsaak word. Hierdie hoop spruit uit die Grondwethof se verbintenis, deur…

The judges and their Whigs: The mirage of the rule of law in South Africa

The judges and their Whigs: The mirage of the rule of law in South Africa

… [T]he depiction of the highest courts, as the ultimate protector of rights, is at the same time distinctively romantic, and false. The state, in the accurate analysis of Max Weber, is the holder of the monopoly of legitimate force, which includes violence. The legitimate wielders of force are not only the security agencies of…

Civil disobedience
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Civil disobedience

Civil disobedience is a specific political strategy, underpinned by specific conceptions of political power and legitimacy. But to be executed successfully, a civil disobedience campaign relies on a broader political movement, and a complex decentralised social support system. Therefore, tactics and strategy are examined according to the empirical track record.

Western civilisation and Afrikaners: A shared struggle with foundation myth crises

Western civilisation and Afrikaners: A shared struggle with foundation myth crises

A foundation or origin myth develops over time to serve as the foundation of a culture, people, city or civilisation. Such myths are typically presented as a grand narrative and function to justify and explain the current state of affairs, with the events, entities and forces described therein often being considered sacred. The reference here…

NEW REPORT EXPOSES ANC’S DISTORTION OF HISTORY

NEW REPORT EXPOSES ANC’S DISTORTION OF HISTORY

The civil rights organisation AfriForum released a report today that exposes the ANC’s distortion of history. This report was conducted by the thinktank Opinor in response to the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture’s final report’s section on historical context. The report points out the following, among others: There are several factual errors…

Opinor and AfriForum release report on China’s increasing influence in Africa

Opinor and AfriForum release report on China’s increasing influence in Africa

The think tank Opinor and the civil rights organisation AfriForum today released a report on China’s increasing influence on the African continent. The report shows that China’s involvement in Africa has negative implications for the continent and its communities. These include environmental damage, anti-democratic practices, lack of transparency, unlawful behaviour and the violation of workers’…

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