Recent judgments and current court cases involving Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, are helping to clarify the acceptable limits of political comment.
The Centre for Unity in Diversity writes regular articles on topical issues, participates in the national debate on constitutional issues and interacts with government and interested groups with a view to upholding constitutional rights and values.
The 8 May 2019 elections were held at a time and in a climate that saw most South Africans collectively concerned about the economy, corruption and State capture.
Election day has come and gone, and we are still standing. While the snaking queues and goodwill of previous years was not visible yesterday, early estimates indicate that of the 26.8 million people who were registered to vote, at least 65% turned up at polling stations.
As Election 2019 kicks into full swing, the numbers, names and details have become available, much of it online. A healthy 48 political parties will be contesting the national elections, with 26.74 million - or 74.4% - of the voting population having registered to vote. Of this number, 55% are women. A significant number of registered voters, almost 25%, are in the 30 to 39 years age group.
The Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD) has responded to the Department of Arts and Culture’s (DAC) call for comments on its proposed and reviewed Official Language Policy as an important contribution to the promotion of language rights for all South Africans.
The Centre for Unity in Diversity (CUD), based at the FW de Klerk Foundation, avails itself to making a written submission in response to the invitation to submit comments on the proposed and reviewed Language Policy of the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC).
As 8 May 2019 looms, young people - first or perhaps second time voters and some ‘stayaways’ - will be wooed by a range of parties looking for these vital votes.