Focus 16 - 4th Quarter 1999

Focus 16 - 4th Quarter 1999

Helen Suzman Foundation | Nov 29, 1999
Can the ANC win the Western Cape? The ANC is desperate to take over the province from what it dubs the “racist” coalition, but will it succeed? How to use that huge majority: Many voters would like to see all parties and races participate in government and welcome the success of the opposition.
Interview: Helen Zille

The MEC for education in the Western Cape is determined to raise the quality of township schools. She talks about her plans.

Tough at the top

The hands-on president is provoking anxiety about political intrusion into civil society.

11 into 1 won't go

South Africa has 11 official languages but parents increasingly want their children taught in English. Simon Dagut asks if this is the best policy.

Mangosuthu Technikon

As another vice-chancellor comes to grief, Cheryl Goodenough explains why staff at the Umlazi college united against him.

Sweets for my sweetheart

Putting Communists in charge of privatisation was supposed to be a shrewd move to blunt political attacks. The downside is that the process is being run by people who do not believe in it.

How to use that huge majority

Many voters would like to see all parties and races participate in government and welcome the success of the opposition.