ARTICLES BY Athol Williams

inequality - Media

This Freedom Day let’s commit to the change that enhances the freedom for all

On Freedom Day this year, the national lockdown and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are holding up a mirror to society and forcing us to confront our faults and weaknesses.

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Posted on 28 April 2020 by Athol Williams
social echeosion - Media

Could the Covid-19 crisis offer us a window of opportunity to build social cohesion?

A national disaster declared on top of a technical recession and a standoff between the ANC and its alliance partners means that we can expect the SA economy will remain in a downward cycle for the foreseeable future — our only hope lies in building social cohesion in the face of crisis.

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Posted on 25 March 2020 by Athol Williams
Political Economy

More broken promises and unmet plans will not deliver the country we need

Ramaphosa has little room to manoeuvre, it’s true. But without bold leadership at this juncture, SA is on the road to nowhere.

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Posted on 17 February 2020 by Athol Williams
Believe it or not MEDIA
Leadership & Ethics

Believe it or not, the economy is not the biggest of our concerns in South Africa

South Africa has a fractured past, that we cannot deny, and divisions have always been an everyday part of life here. But these days, our differences are threatening to tear us apart.

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Posted on 16 August 2019 by Athol Williams
Business As Usual Wont Fix Youth
Political Economy

Business as usual won't fix youth unemployment, poverty and inequality

Young people are growing tired of vague targets and empty promises made by successive governments since 1994. Now we need decisive leadership and quick action to drive change.

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Posted on 13 June 2019 by Athol Williams