Transformation of the South African judiciary

Judges Matter is a very important organisation in South Africa as they bring attention and transparency to the judiciary. They have just released a great infographic showing the race breakdown of our judiciary, which is one of the most important pillars of our constitution and society. While white judges are still …

Initial reactions to finance minister, Pravin Gordhan’s, trip recall

President Jacob Zuma dropped a major political bombshell yesterday when he recalled his arch-nemesis, finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas (who had allegedly previously refused a bribe from the Gupta brothers), from their international roadshow promoting South Africa in the UK and US. Speculation is rife around …

Why do young people think that South Africa is struggling?

The hashtag #WhySAIsStruggling became quite popular For a few days last week. I collected 1,704 tweets that contained the hashtag over a couple of days. Here are the hourly tweet volumes to give you an idea of how the hashtag was picked up: I thought that this dataset would give …