Suntosh Pillay speaks to fellow psychologist Anton Botha, who is also a former UN staff member, about Israel and Palestine and whether or not the United Nations is abdicating its duties to maintain peace
With political polarisations running deep after a divisive Trump presidency, the new administration will need to rid the country of crises on several fronts
Mutual mistrust there may have been, but economic activity between South Africa and the superpower remained robust. Now exports must diversify and create jobs
Part of the crisis of America is rooted in its myth of exceptionalism — which does not account for racial slavery and indigenous dispossession, war and conquest as part of its history
Africans are much more familiar with post-election problems than are Americans. The difference is Donald Trump pulled every trick in the book to remain president, but failed
White elites have racialised the conversation about poor people in the Global North in order to maintain power and the neoliberal agenda
The effects of plagues in antiquity and modern ages reveal startling similarities.
Although Trumpism has been stalled, the conditions for conservatism remain
The United States elections have been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, mail-in votes and age-old anger.
Fake news and disinformation abound and mistrust means people are starting to doubt the virus even exists. This is the perfect storm for those who benefit from chaos and corruption
Perhaps the biblical teachings — and that of the youth — is that, instead of abolishing the free market system, we should simplify it
Ruth Bader Ginsburg understood the consequences of her death, and that the cold political calculus of replacing her on the US Supreme Court would take centre stage. Her supporters should take heart from her persistence