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Civil Society statement on the ANC National Conference

The ANC’s 54th National Conference on Saturday is an historic opportunity to acknowledge and reverse growing poverty and inequality, disintegrating social cohesion and the devastating failure of the government’s land reform programme, which shows increasing signs of capture by politically connected elites.

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Effect of laws on citizens will be scrutinised

Land reform and inequality will be the main focus of a high-level panel that will scrutinise the impact of South Africa’s laws on the lives of ordinary citizens. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said last week that the panel, to be chaired by former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, would have a year to scrutinise the …

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Class, race and the new native*

South Africa today suffers a confusion between the rule of the people, the rule of law and the rule of property. The single most important transformation brought about by the end of apartheid was an acceleration in turning South African society from a society of control into a society of consumption. This shift has been …

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