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AZAPO Voice Volume 4 Issue 6

IMAGINE AN ANC-LESS SOUTH AFRICA Political analysts have been exploring various scenarios following the delay by parliament for the submission and debate on the findings of the committee appointed to investigate if President Cyril Ramaphosa has a case to answer on the Phala Phala…

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AZAPO Voice Volume 4 Issue 5

CORRUPTION BECOMING NORMAL Just more than a week ago, owners of driving schools in Mbombela in Mpumalanga province staged a protest against the increase of the bribery amount that is to be paid to get a driving licence. In case you did not get…

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AZAPO Voice Volume 4 Issue 4

POPULISM – A TACTIC FOR VOTES The call by the Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi that the debt of R4.7 billion owed to ESKOM by residents of Soweto should be scrapped should have created excitement to many in the township. The news should receive endless…

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AZAPO Voice Volume 4 Issue 3

E-TOLLS SCRAPPED Considering the public excitement about the announcement by the Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana that effectively scrapped the e-toll system, it is tempting to shower the minister and the government with praises. But any accolades to the government on this issue would be…

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AZAPO Voice Volume 4 Issue 2

THE DIS-CHEM SAGA Our founding father, Bantu Steve Biko, once said: “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” This is profoundly true. Last week, Dis-chem made headlines when it announced that it would no longer…

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AZAPO Voice Volume 4 Issue 1

THE EROSION OF THE LEGITIMACY OF THE STATE Over the past few years there have been countless developments that support the assertion that the legitimacy of the State is being eroded. Acts of civil disobedience or sustained acts of rebellion by citizens against the…

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