It’s when the moderate centre is quiet that extremists flourish
If we don’t want what’s happening in the US to happen in SA, we must think hard about who our post-ANC rulers should be
There are a lot of reasons right now to read or reread the works of Canadian author, Margaret Atwood.
Her 1985 theological dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, recently brought to the screen as a miniseries, obtained fresh urgency in the light of the extraordinary US Supreme Court decision last week to remove the constitutional right to abortion, and in the process abandon 50 years of settled precedent.
In the Atwood novel, a totalitarian republic of Gilead allows a dictatorial regime to subjugate its women residents — called handmaids — who are confined to household roles and violently coerced to produce babies for the republic...