In City Press Voices: Time for SA to get a pregnancy grant; It’s ANC faction deployment, not cadre deployment

2020-01-26 07:05

Some of the analysis and opinions you can expect in the Voices section this week:

When the proletariat is powerless

Yonela Diko writes that the bourgeoisie elite at the helm of the ANC, such as Tito Mboweni, is unlikely to implement even the most modest party resolutions.

It’s ANC faction deployment, not cadre deployment

In my mind, the ANC has never implemented true cadre deployment policy. Those responsible have deployed ANC members in line with the slates and factions of those in charge of Luthuli House, argues Omry Makgoale.

Time for South Africa to get a pregnancy grant

Dineo Rabaholo says if government is serious about eradicating inequality then we need to start at the very beginning. For many children, that inequality starts the moment they are conceived.

We must do more to keep kids in schools

Tackling the underlying causes of school drop-outs rates, such as poverty and inequality, will require massive political commitment and policy change, but this will take time, writes Merle Mansfield with Daniella Horwitz

Why are women still getting a dressing-down?

Alison Visser says just to clear things up, men are not more important than women, and they’re not the boss of women. The sooner they realise this, the sooner women and girls will be able to live in a better and safer world – a world will be better for all of us.


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