Tag: opposition

There is no doubt that a government in control of the media, particularly a national broadcaster, can control the way its’ population thinks. Propaganda is the obvious tool for this and its use ensures that the powerful and privileged remain powerful and privileged. It is for this reason that in a democratic state, the government […]

South Africa is a ‘democratic’ state meaning that we as citizens participate in our governance by electing representatives. Thus, in a democratic state the government is merely an instrument in achieving the people’s will. Opposition is very important for the flourishing of democracy. It prevents a one-part state and also acts to keep a balance […]