Voices

In City Press Voices: Let them wave their flag; The many forms of capture; Disregard for religious diversity

2019-08-25 07:36

Here are some of the opinion pieces in this week’s Voices section:

Let them wave their flag

Banning mere symbols that are perceived to be a threat to our thriving democracy gives those symbols and the few people who want to display them more power, writes Letepe Maisela. 

The many forms of capture

Sipho Masondo argues that if President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fight against state capture is to maintain its legitimacy, he should come clean about the people who financed his campaign for ANC presidency and his association with them. He will not be able to dismantle state capture if allegations of being captured are hovering above his head. 

Disregard for religious diversity

When schools and parents resist learning about others, they fail to learn about themselves and they fail to see their shared humanity with others. Schools must be accountable to their function of serving a public good, writes Professor Nuraan Davids. 

Time to put out the fire

Nosipho Singiswa writes South Africans need to acknowledge that we all have rights, but that these rights come with the responsibility to create a democratic country that is inclusive and socially cohesive.

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September 15 2019