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Jay Naidoo

Will Mandela's Burial Also Bury His Memory?

Danny Schechter | Posted 12.13.2013 | World
Danny Schechter

As the body of Nelson Mandela heads for its "final rest" in the rural community where he was born, reverential exhilaration is turning into emotionall...

The Scramble for the Arctic and the Dangers of Russia's Race for Oil

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jayaseelan Naidoo

Certainly vested economic interests will trounce environmental interests in many of these countries. But why is the Arctic important for us?

Is South Africa Losing the Battle?

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

We are the not the case of exceptionalism we once were. Nor are we the model of good governance.

Video: Forum 2000 Opening Panel

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Jayaseelan Naidoo

In order to craft a developmental path that is inclusive and effective, more voices need to be heard. We need to give our youth an opportunity to have their voices heard and give women equal opportunity to craft this pathway.

Small Scale Farming: Simple, Successful, Sustainable

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 08.12.2013 | Good News
Jayaseelan Naidoo

On a recent visit to Japan, I was struck by the remarkable success of smallholder farming. I left the country convinced that subsistence farming can eradicate Africa's hunger crisis.

Open Data Platforms: A Tool to Revolutionize Governance

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Jayaseelan Naidoo

Having returned from speaking at a conference hosted by the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on the issue of constituency feedback, I have re-learnt that important lesson: citizens always know better than the government or the market what works for them.

When Love Hurts: The Reality of Gender-based Violence 20 Years on (VIDEO)

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

Established more than a century ago in 1910, NICRO takes pride in its place at the forefront of South Africa's unrelenting search for effective, lasti...

'I Raped Her Because She Belongs to Me'

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

This is the reality South African women face today. From the pedestal of Olympic glory to the leafy northern suburbs lurks the warped and brutal battering ram of violent men.

'I Have a Right to a Toilet -- It's Human Dignity'

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

I am in the Mukuru Kwa Reuben slum, one of the largest in Nairobi. No-one knows how many people live here. But rough estimates put it at over 600,000 people, across 13 sections, the majority living in corrugated iron shacks measuring 10X10 feet.

My Apology on International Mandela Day

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 09.17.2012 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

I reflect on that ground breaking day, Feb. 2, 1990, when F.W. de Klerk lifted a 30-year ban on the ANC and all banned organizations and announced that Nelson Mandela would be released from prison. It marked the beginning of irreversible change. We knew that something had to change.