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A Commission of Inquiry into State Capture: Lessons from Marikana

Naadira Munshi &  Bhavna Ramji With President Zuma dithering in appointing a commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture, the Democratic Alliance have asked the High Court in Pretoria to declare that he has failed to comply with one of the prescripts of the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.  The Quaker Peace Centre, the FW […]

Fees Must Fall & the Struggle for Strategy

  This is an edited version of a letter I sent to young activists in some social movements on 16 October 2016. I was given much assistance in writing the initial letter. This final edited version is based on additional feedback I received. Thanks to everyone who helped. The past month has been confusing and […]

People Will Die: Marikana & Fees Must Fall

  For exactly 300 days, they sat: The traumatised. The tortured. The people who knew the dead. They had watched their family members, lovers, colleagues or comrades being killed. Over and over again. This was in evidence led at the commission of inquiry into the 44 deaths during an unprotected strike at Marikana in August […]

The Violence Turning Into Our Worst Enemy

  It appears that the militant Malcolm X dictum, “[b]y any means necessary”, has been treated too literally, without any regard to the evident need to think through and review the purpose and efficacy of the unbridled, anarchic, indiscriminate and very destructive violence that has plagued the re-radicalised student movement over the past eighteen months. […]