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ELITA DE KLERK: THROUGH MY GRIEF, I SEE SA’S TRAUMA

In a recent interview with the Vrye Weekblad, Elita De Klerk reflects on the period following the passing of former President FW de Klerk. She delves into the intricacies of navigating the profound grief of losing her husband while grappling with the pain experienced by others.

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BEHIND THE NATIONAL STATE ENTERPRISES BILL: A MISSED REVOLUTION

In September 2023, South Africa witnessed a watershed moment as the National State Enterprises Bill made its debut in the National Assembly. This milestone bore the promise of revitalising not only the country’s governance arena but, more importantly, its beleaguered state-owned enterprises (SOEs). However, this Bill’s initial allure as a harbinger of reform is, but a mirage.

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GEPF’S TRANSFORMATION AGENDA: BETWEEN LAW AND REALITY

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) recently introduced a transformation policy aimed at addressing historical inequalities within South Africa and the financial sector. While the GEPF’s intentions are undoubtedly noble, it is crucial to scrutinise the policy for potential legal conflicts and practicality.

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CITIZENSHIP SHOULD OVERRIDE BANKS’ POTENTIAL LOSSES

Section 3 of the Constitution – ranking just after the rule of law and Constitutional supremacy – recognises the right of all citizens to citizenship. Its placement indicates its importance not only for equal entitlement to rights, privileges and benefits of citizenship, but also for the realisation of a “united and democratic South Africa.”

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Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections with the Bill of Rights

The assessment of 17 parties aims to evaluate how well each manifesto aligns with the Constitution’s core values, with a particular emphasis on compliance with the Bill of Rights.