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Avishkar Govender

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Avishkar Govender is the Chief Political Officer of MicroGene.

Academic freedom alive and well

I have always been the foremost advocate of academic freedom among my peers, most of whom during their early undergraduate days did not see the…

Free trade not always free

Firstly the idea of a free market stems from the idea of personal freedom. That no-one should be able to decide for you what you…

A political party is not a business

I have watched with mirth these last ten years as all of the political parties in South Africa have become more corporatised. Naturally they have…

Nando’s, I finally understand

Dame Evita Bezuidenhout, in her boudoir, hangs up the phone with someone named, “Barack” (Obama not Ehud presumably) and says, “blah blah blah, option A,…

Corruption-free politics — the blueprint

Over the last 18 months we have brought this innovation to the attention of all of the represented political parties. Now for the first time,…

If Suzman had been a cadre

If the late Helen Suzman DBE had been a cadre of the Congress or of the National Democratic Revolution, she would have no doubt received…

How democratic is your congress?

By its very nature a congress is intended to be a democratic gathering of people, who come together to make mutual decisions and to take…