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Shareef Blankenberg

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Although all contributions are my personal views, I am an ANC member and a cadre. I am employed as a study group secretary by ANC Caucus in Parliament. I grew up in the ANC, and it forms a large part of who and what I am

Going, going, gone — a whole generation lost

The recent South African Human Rights Commission report on school-based violence should have us all worried. It shows that some Western Cape schools pose higher…

Who’s judging the judges?

While a previous blog dealt with the issue of the judiciary, this one should not be seen in tandem. And let me also clarify that…

What about my rights?

I know this one is really going to open a flood of responses, most negative, but I have to ask this question. For the past…

This ‘business unusual’ government

On February 8 2008, the president of the Republic of South Africa, the Most Honourable Thabo M Mbeki, delivered his annual State of the Nation…

What new government?

In 1999, the New National Party (remember them?) and the Democratic Party decided to form a coalition in the Western Cape, simply to keep the…

My work is done

I’ve been speaking to a guy this morning who complained of being put on “short-time”. The factory where he is employed only has enough work…

Holy cow! It’s a judge!

In any country in the world, the leader of the ruling party is seen as the most powerful politician in the world. Even where this…