The poor cannot see the community engagements on changing the Constitution to expropriate land without compensation.
The People’s Health Movement South Africa (PHM) supports the NHI, but with some reservation.
Given the current economic and political climate that has engulfed the country, Vanessa Burger argues that South Africa is increasingly becoming a nation of researchers, analysts and commentators and this tendency is as destructive and parasitic as the politicians doing the damage.
Independent Community Activist for Human Rights & Social Justice and Elitsha contributor, Vannessa Burger was one of the witnesses of the ongoing Moerane Commission, which investigates underlying causes of political killings in KZN, wrote an opinion piece for us. The Commission will sit again in August and political parties are expected to testify.
The service delivery protest movement of largely African working class people since 1994 and more particularly since the early 2000s, represents a low-key civil war which has largely been ignored by the mainstream media. However the spread of the protest movement to the predominantly ‘coloured’ working class areas in Gauteng like Eldorado Park, Ennerdale and Newclare has received widespread media coverage because these areas have been politically silent for the past twenty three years and now suddenly exploded in violent protest.
Media adverts, marches, speeches and campaigning generally missed the point: a layer of barely-surviving young men were the main attackers and had long lost patience.