Focus 23 - Third Quarter 2001

Focus 23 - Third Quarter 2001

Helen Suzman Foundation | Aug 30, 2001
A draconian new anti-terrorism bill: The proposal to detain suspected terrorists for 14 days without charge is an ominous reminder of the apartheid era. Comment by Martin Schönteich. The real housing story: The spate of urban land invasions is not just a response to homelessness by groups of poverty-stricken people.
Rules must apply to all

Effective policing is our only route to that critical mass of voluntary compliance with the law which the economy requires.

Conflicts of interest

Opposition criticism of the arms deal is beginning to tell, says Patrick Laurence. The ANC is no longer so confident that the deal is safe from corruption or financially viable.

Another wave of terror

To make sure he wins next year's presidential election, Robert Mugabe is using violence to get rid of the whites and subjugate the black population. RW Johnson reports.

The real housing story

The spate of urban land invasions is not just a response to homelessness by groups of poverty-stricken people.

The case of the people's poet

Mzwakhe Mbuli has one last chance to appeal against his 13-year prison sentence. Jean Redpath re-examines all the evidence and suggests that there has been a miscarriage of justice.

A draconian new anti-terrorism bill

The proposal to detain suspected terrorists for 14 days without charge is an ominous reminder of the apartheid era. Comment by Martin Schönteich.

Caught in the tender trap

Are investors reluctant to do business in South Africa because they are afraid of suffocating in red tape?

Uncle Bob lends a hand

Over two decades in office Mugabe has diverted plum political jobs and state-funded contracts to a network of clan members.