Sara Gon

Editor-in-Chief of Daily Friend Sara is also a Policy Fellow for the IRR. After 17 years in the legal profession, Sara co-founded and managed the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Additional experience includes acting judgeships on the Labour Court, assessor on the Labour Appeal Court, labour mediation, arbitration and disciplinary hearings, chairing governing bodies of government schools and trustee of the Early Childhood Foundation.
‘Myth’ of academic freedom celebrated at UCT
by Sara Gon — last modified Aug 09, 2019 09:32 PM
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Aug 10, 2019

The man who delivered the 2019 TB Davie Memorial Lecture to celebrate academic freedom at the University of Cape Town (UCT) regards the concept as a ‘myth’ and argued that some political ideas deserved more freedom than others.

Groundhog Day comes to SA courtesy of Samwu
by Sara Gon — last modified Aug 05, 2019 06:27 PM
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Aug 06, 2019

The recklessness and impunity of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) will only change when it is successfully ordered to pay for damage arising from an unprocedural strike.

Faux equality v the inequality of biology
by Sara Gon — last modified Jul 30, 2019 11:10 PM
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Jul 27, 2019

Phoney numerical quotas for women do nothing for guaranteeing competence – and overlook the biological factor in how women view and pursue careers.

Freedom at UCT is teetering
by Sara Gon — last modified Jul 22, 2019 11:56 PM
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Jul 23, 2019

Everything that a world-class university is meant to do – above all, to encourage critical thinking, debate and free speech – is under attack.

The resurgence of the world's oldest hatred
by Sara Gon — last modified Jul 02, 2019 10:55 PM
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Jul 03, 2019

Anti-Semitism has seen a frightening resurgence in the last decade world-wide, less than 75 years after the end of World War II and the Holocaust.

Cyril Ramaphosa is a socialist
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 24, 2019 05:19 PM
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Jun 25, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been tagged by many as a free marketeer and a pragmatist. He's not, he's a socialist.

Roll up! Roll up! The circus is in town!
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 22, 2019 09:33 PM
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Jun 22, 2019

Many astute commentators will analyse the content of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the next few days. The event, however, reflects how much the African National Congress (ANC) patronises ordinary South Africans and how little it respects them. But more than that it shows that ‘the emperor has no clothes’.

Churchill and Marx (Groucho) are lit!
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 18, 2019 09:36 PM
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Jun 18, 2019

While the government is doing the opposite of what needs to be done, here are some masters of the pithy quote to lighten your day … and help to explain the madness.

Meltdown by default
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 14, 2019 11:14 PM
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Jun 15, 2019

The Chernobyl disaster demonstrated the Soviet Union's fatal flaw – the risk we face is that the ANC is South Africa’s ‘Chernobyl’.

What’s wrong with this scene?
by Sara Gon — last modified Jun 01, 2019 08:05 AM
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Jun 01, 2019

A good rule of thumb is that if the communists welcome whatever the government does, champions of liberty should be very afraid.


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