Chris Patterson

Karel | May 18, 2022

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Chris Patterson

Chris is a Writing Intern at the Freedom Advocacy Network. He studies Politics and Sociology at the University of the Western Cape - a testament to his deep interest in politics and the way people interact with it. Beyond politics, he enjoys being outdoors, very amateur photography, insightful internet browsing and never shies away from learning new things. He is apparently too busy for hobbies, but does enjoy a book now and then, his favourite being the classic, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee. Follow Chris on Twitter, @pchrjza.


What does “Service Delivery” actually mean?
Chris Patterson
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Sep 21, 2022

‘Service Delivery’ is a hot topic in South African life. Read on to find out what it entails and what you can do to demand accountability for it and ensure that it gets done.

SA education stuck in the mud | Freedom FANatics Ep. 62
FAN
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Sep 06, 2022

In 2021, more than 1 100 schools did not write Matric maths or science. We discuss this concerning revelation, the power of the township economy and the release of isiZulu on the free language app, DuoLingo. On #YourReactions we go through some heated comments on the EFF/AfriForum 'Kill The Boer' case.

Will the ANC lose power? | Freedom FANatics Ep. 59
FAN
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Aug 16, 2022

While new polling highlights the loss of ANC support, the FAN team discuss the importance of the 2024 elections for South Africa's future. Additionally an incident of police brutality by SAPS also raise the importance for accountability. on #YourReactions the FAN team discuss South Africa's xenophobia crisis.

Which is better - grants or jobs? | Freedom FANatics Ep. 58
FAN
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Aug 10, 2022

With plans to increase Social Relief Distress grants, we look at whether or not grants are actually sustainable in SA. Then, we discuss the new pineapple logo of Freedom FANatics and later we tackle #YourReactions to a Nelson Mandela quote about leaders and sacrifice.

The ANC’s attack on schools. It never stops, does it?
Chris Patterson
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Jul 04, 2022

Accountability is not cancelled by moving the goal posts. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, has proposed amendments to would allow her to remove the deadlines previously set by her Department to replace pit latrines and provide basic services such as water and electricity.

The ANC’s latest assault on education
Chris Patterson
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Jul 02, 2022

The BELA Bill does not address key issues in basic education but rather actively undermines the power of communities to make decisions in the best interest of their children.

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